Whitefish, Lake

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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 content (and …

Sturgeon, Farmed

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Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative What:This long-lived prehistoric throwback is a unique creature with a tasty, firm meat and highly prized roe. Farming has created a viable alternative to continuing to impact threatened wild species – in this country and abroad. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – California, Washington, Idaho How – Farm Raised   Back to Product Guide Characteristics Sturgeon offer …

Oysters, Fanny Bay

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Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:Farm Raised Oysters from Canada When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Baynes Sound, British Columbia, Canada How – Farmed   Back to Product Guide Characteristics Harvested primarily in Baynes Sound, BC, Fanny Bays are one of the most popular Pacific oysters, and one of the larger ones that we stock; you’ll love their light cucumber finish. For Your …

Sea Bass, European

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(loup de mer, robalo, lubina, spigola, branzino, bronzino) Sustainability Rating:Grey – Unrated What:Also known as Loup de Mer, Mediterranean seabass, or Branzino, this popular fish has been beloved in Mediterranean countries for centuries. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Europe (Cyprus and Turkey) How – Farm-Raised   We offer special cuts on this product.  Please contact your Santa Monica Seafood Representative for …

Oysters, Eastern

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Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:Eastern oysters harvested from Delaware, the Chesapeake area and as far north as New York’s Long Island Sound. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Delaware, the Chesapeake area and as far north as New York’s Long Island Sound. How – Farm Raised   Back to Product Guide Characteristics With their firm, plump meats and briny finish, oyster …

Crab, Dungeness

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Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:The iconic crab of San Francisco’s Fishermen’s Wharf has long been a staple species up and down the West Coast. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – California, Pacific Northwest How – Wild caught; traps and pots   Back to Product Guide Characteristics With a sweet crab flavor and firm meat, Dungeness crabmeat should definitely find its way into …

Crab Meat (Pasteurized)

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Sustainability Rating:Grey – Unranked What:Meat from the Blue Swimmer Crab. We carry a variety of styles and options of this delicious crab meat. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Asia and Mexico How – Wild Caught/Pots, traps     Back to Product Guide Characteristics Pasteurized Crab Meat is available in a variety of sizes and styles: Colossal and jumbo Lump comes from …

Snapper, Colorado

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Sustainability Rating:Grey – Unranked What:One of the recognized species in the Lutjanus genus of snappers. When:Sporadic availability Where/How:Where: Eastern Pacific: southern California, USA to Panama How:  Wild Caught; longline   Back to Product Guide Characteristics Colorado snapper is not often available – mainly due to restrictive management put in place to help manage populations.  However, when we do get this fish …

Shrimp, Carabineros

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Sustainability Rating:Grey – Unranked What:U/5 Head-on Spanish Prawns – Giant Prawns that have a bright red shell – even when raw.  Rumor has it their name comes from the fact that Spanish Customs Police (Carabineros in Spanish) wear a uniform of the same bright red color. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where: Spain How: Wild Caught/Trawls, Nets   Back to Product Guide Characteristics Obviously, …

Roe, Bowfin

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Sustainability Rating:Grey – Unranked What:Better known by its Cajun name “Choupique”, bowfin are not related to sturgeons but they do produce a delicious roe. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – USA How -Wild Caught   Back to Product Guide Characteristics Bowfin roe is a black roe with a distinctive flavor and can act as an affordable substitute for other types of caviar. …