Salmon, Kvarøy Arctic

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[/] Species Name:Salmo salar Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative What:Kvarøy (say “Kwa-ray”) is a postcard-pretty Norwegian island located on the Arctic Circle. It was there back in 1976 that Alf Olsen and his son Geir founded Kvarøy Arctic. Today, their now third-generation family-run business is driven by the same goal set by their grandfather—“to provide salmon of very high quality, …

Salmon, Faroe Islands

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[/] Species Name:Salmo salar Sustainability Rating: Grey – Unrated What:Premium Atlantic Salmon that is treated as close to free range/wild Salmon as possible. Running cold and clean, the pristine waters around the Faroe Islands is the ideal environment to create an impeccably pure Salmon. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where: Faroe Islands How: Farm raised Back to Product Guide Characteristics Tasty, supple, and …

Lobster, Atlantic

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[/] Species Name:Homarus americanus Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative What:American Lobsters are also called Maine Lobsters or Canadian lobsters to designate their region of harvest. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Canada, Maine How – Wild Caught; Traps Back to Product Guide Characteristics Lobster meat is simply delicious; with a firm textured meat and uniquely sweet and mild flavor. Buying lobsters live …

Squid (Loligo pealeii)

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[/] Species Name:Loligo pealeii Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative (Eco-Certified) What:Longfin Squid When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – USA (Northwest Atlantic Ocean) How – Wild Caught/Small-mesh bottom trawlers Back to Product Guide Characteristics Squid have a mild and slightly sweet flavor and firm texture.  We eat the tentacles, the tube (mantle) and the fins (wings). Squid can be enjoyed raw or cooked. …

Oysters, Mer Bleue

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[/] Species Name:Crassostrea virginicus Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:Only the icy cold waters of New Brunswick, Canada could produce an oyster as pure and clean as the Mer Bleue Oyster. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where: New Brunswick, Canada How: Top-culture floating bag system Back to Product Guide Characteristics Throughout its five years of cultivation, in Winter as in Summer, this oyster …

Oysters, Pink Moon

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[/] Species Name:Crassostrea virginica Sustainability Rating:Green-Best Choice What:Influenced by Hope River, which supplies nutrients and tumbling currents, Pink Moon Oysters are raised in top water suspension cages comprised of a series of nets suspended in positively buoyant cages. The bay’s cold waters make the oysters grow slower, but promote hard shells. Time to market: 4 to 6 years. When:Available year-round …

Oysters, Sunberry Point

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[/] Species Name:Crassostrea virginica Sustainability Rating:Green-Best Choice What:Wild harvested from the south shore of Northumberland Strait in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Sunberry Point Oysters are wild fished, and re-watered for at least 30 days in the pristine ocean lease at Salutation Cove – time to market: 3 to 4 years. When:April through January Where/How:Where – Prince Edward Island, Canada How – Wild …

Plaice

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[/] Species Name:Pleuronectes platessa Sustainability Rating:Blue – Santa Monica Seafood Approved What:A medium size right-eyed flatfish from Iceland that belongs to one of four species of Plaice – there’s European, American, Alaskan, and Scale-Eye. European Plaice is a fast growing fish that’s recognized by their reddish orange spots on the top side of their body with a smooth brown skin. They …

Wolffish, Spotted

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[/] Species Name:Anarhichas minor Sustainability Rating: grey – unranked What:A bottom-dwelling large marine fish of the Anarhichadidae family that’s also known as the Leopardfish. Although historically known as ocean catfish, Wolffish is not related to the freshwater catfish. We carry MSC-certified Wolffish! When:Available year-round Where/How:Where: Iceland How: Wild; hook & line Back to Product Guide Characteristics Spotted Wolffish’s diet consists primarily …

Halibut, Atlantic

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[/] Species Name:Hippoglossus hippoglossus Sustainability Rating: Grey – Unrated   What:A member of the Flounder family, this Atlantic Halibut comes from the cold waters off Norway.  Atlantic Halibut is considered one of the largest and also one of the fastest swimmers of the flatfish species.  This fish is only served in the most high-end restaurants in Norway and UK and considered by many …