Snapper, Colorado

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Species Name:Lutjanus colorado 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 …

Oysters, Chef Creek

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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 – Northeast Side of Vancouver Island – British Columbia, Canada How – Farm Raised Back to Product Guide Characteristics Chef Creek oysters average 2.75 – 3.5 inches and have a slightly briny flavor with a crisp, sweet finish.  From the same “neighborhood” as Fanny Bays!  Available …

Oysters, Chelsea Gem

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Species Name:Crassostrea gigas Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:Farm Raised Pacific Oyster When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Eld Inlet – South Puget Sound, Washington  How – Farm Raised Back to Product Guide Characteristics Chelsea Gems have a clean, mineral flavor.  They are mild and briny, making them a great choice for a first time oyster eater, but you may also notice subtle …

Roe, Bowfin

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Species Name: 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. It’s …

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, …

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, 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 …