John Dory

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Species Name:Zeus faber Sustainability Rating:Grey – Unranked What:Sometimes called St Pierre or St. Peter’s Fish, John Dory is a round fish with a laterally compressed body. The fish has a characteristic dark spot on the side of its body used to confuse prey.  There are also legends that say the dark spot on the fish’s side is St. Peter’s thumbprint. …

Snapper, Lane

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Species Name:Lutjanus synagris Sustainability Rating:Grey – Unranked What:A delicious member of the snapper family When:Available Spring/Summer with sporadic catches Winter/Fall Where/How:Where – Costa Rica How – Wild caught; hook and line Back to Product Guide Characteristics Lane snapper are regarded as a great eating fish – mainly because their own diet is so varied.  This tasty fish feeds on crabs …

Whitefish, Lake

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Species Name:Coregonus clupeaformis Sustainability Rating: Yellow – Good Alternative What:Lake whitefish, part of the trout/salmon family Salmonidae, is an important commercial catch in the Great Lakes, in both Canada and the US. When:Available year round Where/How:Where: Lake Superior How: Wild caught; gillnet Back to Product Guide Characteristics Considered one of the best tasting freshwater fish, Lake Whitefish have a high fat …

Oysters, Kusshi

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Species Name:Crassostrea Gigas Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:Farm Raised Pacific Oysters When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – the rich waters of Deep Bay off Vancouver Island – British Columbia, Canada How – Farm Raised Back to Product Guide Characteristics This small, deeply cupped Pacific oyster is grown to mimic the Kumamoto, through a unique process. Tray raised, and tumbled to reduce the length of …

Crayfish

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Species Name:Procambarus clarkii Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:Red Swamp Crayfish are the most commonly farm-raised species of Crayfish raised in the U.S. When:Available year-round Where/How:Where – Louisiana and N. California How – Farm Raised Back to Product Guide Characteristics You can keep it simple with a crayfish boil, or incorporate these tasty crustaceans into soups, bisques, gumbo, étouffée, crayfish …

Sea Bass, European

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(loup de mer, robalo, lubina, spigola, branzino, bronzino)

Ehu

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Species Name:Etelis carbunculus Sustainability Rating:Grey – Unranked What:A member of the Snapper Family, Ehu is sometimes called “Deep Water Red Snapper” When:Available Sporadically Year-Round Where/How:Where – Fiji, South Pacific, Hawaii How – Wild Caught/Longline Back to Product Guide Characteristics Like many Snappers, Ehu has firm flesh and a mild, delicious flavor. You may find Ehu is a bit more succulent …

Oysters, Effingham

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Species Name:Crassostrea gigas Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:Farm Raised Pacific Oysters When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Effingham Inlet in Barkley Sound (West Coast of Vancouver Island) How – Farm Raised Back to Product Guide Characteristics Effingham Inlet oysters have plump meats with balanced brine and bit of lettuce on the finish.  They have a nice deep cup and a hard shell. For …