Drum, Black

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Species Name:Pogonias cromis Sustainability Rating:Grey – Unranked What:The largest of the drum family, adults feed on all kinds of fish and shellfish – it’s been reported that a full grown black drum can consume up to 40 oysters a day! When:Available Sporadically Where/How:Where – USA (Mid-Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico) How – Wild Caught/Longline Back to Product Guide Characteristics Black Drum has firm …

Oysters, Beausoleil

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Species Name:Crassostrea virginica Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:Eastern Oysters from Canada When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Neguac, New Brunswick, Canada How – Farm Raised Back to Product Guide Characteristics These “Beautiful Suns” are one of our most consistent oysters when it comes to size and shape. With dark, heavy shells surrounding a firm and flavorful oyster meat.   With an …

Grouper

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Species Name:Hyporthodus acanthistius Sustainability Rating:Grey – Unranked What:Also known as Gulf Coney or Rooster Hind. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Mexico How – Wild Caught – Gillnet   Back to Product Guide Characteristics Mexican Grouper has a wonderfully mild, sweet but distinct flavor. The cooked meat is white and lean with firm, big flakes.  Chefs love it because it’s incredibly forgiving, …

Shrimp, Black Tiger

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Species Name:Penaeus monodon Sustainability Rating:Multiple Ratings What:Farm Raised Shrimp When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Asia How – Farm Raised Back to Product Guide Characteristics Black Tiger Shrimp are a consistent way to add shrimp to your menu. They cook up quick and tasty, with a mild flavor and a very firm texture. We offer a variety of options – shell on …

Lobster Tails, Australian

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Species Name:Panulirus cygnus Sustainability Rating:Santa Monica Seafood Blue What:Tails from a species of Spiny Lobster found in Australia When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Australia How – Wild Caught/Traps Back to Product Guide Characteristics The meat of the Australian Spiny Lobsters tail is sweet and delicious, with a rich flavor.  We carry several size options – check in with your Santa Monica …

Tuna, Albacore

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Species Name:Thunnus alalunga Sustainability Rating:Multiple Options Available What:Albacore is a species of tuna in the family Scombridae. When:Available year-round Where/How:Where – Fiji, Tahiti, Hawaii How – Wild Caught; Longline, Purse Seine, Pole & Line Back to Product Guide Characteristics Albacore is shedding its image as just a canned tuna (we do carry a delicious canned option that’s MSC certified!). With a …

Salmon (Wild), Alaska Pink

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Species Name:Oncorhynchus gorbusha Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What: Also known as humpies, pinks are the most abundant (and smallest) of the commercially harvested salmon species of the Pacific Northwest. When:Available canned year-round; Available fresh mid-summer Where/How:Where – Alaska How – Wild caught; gill net, purse seine Back to Product Guide Characteristics Keep in mind that pink salmon have the lowest …

Salmon, Atlantic

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Species Name:Salmo salar Sustainability Rating:Multiple Options Available What:Farm-Raised Atlantic Salmon When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Canada, Chile, Scotland How – Farm-Raised   Back to Product Guide Characteristics Farmed salmon is one of the most popular seafood choices in the United States. Modern salmon production provides us with a consistent supply of flavorful, nutritious protein at a great price. Our skin-on fillets …

Pollock

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Species Name:Gadus chalcogrammus Sustainability Rating:Yellow  – Good Alternative What:Pollock, previously known as Alaska Pollock or Walleye Pollock is a member of the Cod family. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Alaska How – Wild-caught; Mid-water Trawl   Back to Product Guide Characteristics Pollock is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a mild white fish. Great for fish chowders and soups, and …

Scallops, Alaska Weathervane

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Species Name:Patinopecten caurinus Sustainability Rating:Grey – Unranked What: Shucked scallop meat from Fresh Alaskan Weathervane Scallops When:August – October (fresh) Where/How:Where  – Alaska How – Wild Caught; Dredge Back to Product Guide Characteristics Fresh Weathervane scallops are some of the largest of the commercially harvested scallops and have a wonderful sweet flavor and firm texture.   We are bringing in fresh …