Swordfish (Drift Gillnet)

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Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative What:Local swordfish carefully harvested using drift gillnet (DGN). When:Sporadic availability Where/How:Where: California How:  Drift Gillnet (DGN) A drift gillnet is an unanchored panel of stretched mesh (14 inches or greater) suspended vertically in the water by floats along the top and weights along the bottom. Regulations require large mesh drift gillnets fishing off the west Coast to be equipped …

Octopus

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Sustainability Rating:Grey – Unranked What:Common Octopus (Octopus vulgaris) makes up the majority of the global octopus catch. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Morocco, Spain, Tunisia, Indonesia, Thailand How – Wild Caught – Traps, Pots, Trawl     Back to Product Guide Characteristics We carry a variety of Octopus options – from baby Octopus to larger options (6/8 lbs). Check in with …

Sanddabs

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Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:The most popular member of the Sanddab family When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where: Pacific Northwest; California How: Bottom trawl     Back to Product Guide Characteristics Treat Sanddabs as you would any smaller flatfish – they cook up quickly and are great sautéed, broiled or baked. For Your Menu Keep it simple with Sanddabs – sautéed in a …

Trout, Rainbow

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Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:A farmed member of the salmon family. When:Available year-round Where/How:Where – Idaho How – Farm raised     Back to Product Guide Characteristics Rainbow trout is somewhat delicate, with a delicious, mild and nutty flavor. When cooked, rainbow trout is tender and flaky. Rainbow trout has a much more subdued color than other trout (or …

Onaga

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Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative What:Fresh Onaga also known as Longtail Snapper, Ruby Snapper or Yellowstripe Snapper. When:Available Sept – May Where/How:Where:  Hawaii; Maldives; Tonga How:  Wild Caught; Longline     Back to Product Guide Characteristics This beautiful fish has somewhat delicate, pinkish flesh.  Onaga has a mild and delicious flavor. For Your Menu Wonderful raw, treat this fish with …

Lobster Tails (S. Australian)

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Sustainability Rating:Grey – Unranked What:Tails from the Southern Rock Lobster When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Australia How – Wild Caught/Traps     Back to Product Guide Characteristics These cold water tails have a sweet, succulent flavor and good fat content which keeps them moist and delicious! For Your Menu Add a delicious cod water Lobster Tail to a steak for a …

Shrimp, Farmed White

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Sustainability Rating:Multiple Options Available What:Farm-Raised White Shrimp When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Various C.O.O. (Thailand, Mexico, Vietnam, Ecuador, India) How – Farm-raised     Back to Product Guide Characteristics Buying frozen white shrimp is a great way to add seafood to the menu and keep on top of inventory – just thaw what you need. We recommend defrosting shrimp in the refrigerator …

Oysters, Kumiai

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Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:Farm Raised Pacific Oysters When:Available Year-Round (weather dependent) Where/How:Where – Guerrero Negro Lagoon, Vizcaino Bay, Baja CA How – Farm Raised     Back to Product Guide Characteristics These Pacific Oysters are grown using the rack and bag method in the pristine waters of the Guerrero Negro Lagoon, located next to the Vizcaino Bay which is influenced …

Hamachi

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Sustainability Rating:Red – Avoid What:Hamachi is Japanese for a certain species of Amberjack (Japanese Amberjack) that is farm raised. Hamachi is often confused or substituted for Hiramasa (or Yellowtail), which is also an Amberjack (Yellowtail Amberjack). When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Japan How – Farm Raised   Back to Product Guide Characteristics Hamachi is technically a farmed yellowtail; with the same …

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. Prop 65 …