Sturgeon, Farmed

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Species Name:Acipenser transmontanus 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 …

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 …

Oysters, Fanny Bay

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Species Name:Crassostrea gigas 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. …

Sea Bass, European

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(loup de mer, robalo, lubina, spigola, branzino, bronzino) Species Name:Dicentrarchus labrax 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 …

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 …

Oysters, Eastern

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Species Name:Crassostrea virginica 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 …

Crab, Dungeness

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Species Name:Cancer magister 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 …

Oysters, Crystal Point

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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 – Hood Canal, Washington (the only glacier carved fjord in the continental United States). How – Farm Raised Back to Product Guide Characteristics Each one of these deeply cupped oysters is bursting with the rich and intense cucumber-like flavor that the Canal is renowned for …

Crab Meat (Pasteurized)

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Species Name:Portunus pelagicus 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 …