Tuna, Yellowfin

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[/] Species Name:Thunnus albacares Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative What:A popular member of the tuna family, sometimes called “Ahi” When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where: Various Locations; Hawaii How: Wild Caught Yellowfin Tuna Exclusive Hawaiian Ahi Tuna Program Grading Guide Back to Product Guide Characteristics Yellowfin Tuna, with its gorgeous red color, is often served raw or quickly seared.  After it is cooked, …

Escolar

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[/] Species Name:Lepidocybium flavobrunneum Sustainability Rating:Grey – Unranked What:This fish is also known as “butterfish”, “oilfish” or even “white tuna” but we highly recommend you stick with the FDA acceptable name of “Escolar”. Calling this fish by any other name is a fast way to commit seafood fraud. When:Available year-round Where/How:Where – various How – Wild Caught; longline Back to …

Opakapaka

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(aka: opaka; crimson jobfish; crimson snapper; Hawaiian pink snapper) [/] Species Name:Pristipomoides filamentosus Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative What:A delicious member of the snapper family When:Available sporadically year-round Where/How:Where – Hawaii/South Pacific How – Wild Caught/Longline Back to Product Guide Characteristics Opakapaka cooks up firm with a delicate flavor.   For Your Menu Enjoy this delicious fish raw as sashimi or …

Mahi Mahi

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[/] Species Name:Coryphaena hippurus Sustainability Rating:Multiple Rankings Available What:A beautiful ocean fish found in waters around the world, mahi mahi is a surface dweller and is a popular commercially and recreationally caught species. When:Available year-round, with optimal pricing occurring October – April. Where/How:Where – Hawaii, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Ecuador, Mexico and Fiji. How – Wild-caught, longline Back to Product Guide …

Swordfish

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[/] Species Name:Xiphias gladius Sustainability Rating: Multiple Options Available What:Although there are a variety of fish with bills, there is only one swordfish. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Various Countries, Including the US (California) How – Wild Caught; Longline, Harpoon, Drift Gillnet, Deep Set Buoy Gear (DSBG) Back to Product Guide Characteristics Swordfish meat is moist and flavorful with a slightly …

Tuna, Skipjack

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[/] Species Name:Katsuwonus pelamis Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative What:Skipjack is a prolific member of the tuna family and is one of the world’s most important capture fisheries. When:Available year-round Where/How:How – Wild Caught/Longline Yellow – Good Alternative Back to Product Guide Characteristics Skipjack tuna can be found canned, smoked, dried, fresh or frozen. It’s a popular sushi fish (katsu) …

Tuna, Bigeye

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[/] Species Name:Thunnus obesus Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative What:Bigeye Tuna is a true tuna of the genus Thunnus, and belonging to the wider mackerel family, Scombridae. When:Available Year-Round (sporadically) Where/How:Where – Hawaii, California How – Wild Caught/Long line Back to Product Guide Characteristics Since Bigeye Tuna tend to spend their time in cooler waters than other tuna, it has a …

Opah

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[/] Species Name:Lampris regius Sustainability Rating:Multiple Options Available What:This unique fish is a colorful, open ocean dweller that’s caught individually by fishermen using longline gear. Since they don’t school, opah are caught one at a time. Its round body is definitely “moon shaped” which may be the origins of it’s nickname, “moonfish”. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Imported (RED), Hawaii (YELLOW), California …

Wahoo (Ono)

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[/] Species Name:Acanthocybium solandri Sustainability Rating:Red – Avoid (Floating Object Purse Seine (FAD) catch method) Yellow – Good Alternative (Longline; US & West Central Pacific Ocean) What:Caught individually by long liners, Wahoo spend their time in the open ocean. Although they are a bit unpredictable, they can be found near natural flotsam or man-made fish aggregation devices. When:Available year-round (peak …

Monchong

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[/] Species Name:Taractichthys longipinnis Sustainability Rating:Grey – Unranked What:Monchong is the market name of the Sickle Pomfret When:Available sporadically Year-Round Where/How:Where – Fiji and Hawaii How – Wild Caught/Longline Back to Product Guide Characteristics Monchong cooks up firm and mild, and Chefs appreciate its high oil content.   For Your Menu Great on the grill, you can also saute, roast, bake …