Tuna, Yellowfin

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Species Name:Thunnus albacares Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative What:A popular member of the tuna family, sometimes called “Ahi” When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where: Various Locations; Hawaii How: Wild Caught Yellowfin Tuna Exclusive Hawaiian Ahi Tuna Program Grading Guide Back to Product Guide Characteristics Yellowfin Tuna, with its gorgeous red color, is often served raw or quickly seared.  After it is cooked, it …

Oysters, Sanctuary

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Species Name:Crassostrea gigas Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:Pacific Oysters from Baja, CA Sanctuary Oysters come from “The Ends of the Earth.”  This is an untouched & idyllic place for raising world class oysters. It takes being far away to reach pristine ecosystems & biological wonders. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Mexico’s El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve along the western coast of …

Cod, Pacific

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Species Name:Gadus macrocephalus Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative What:Pacific Cod, also known as Cod or Alaska Cod is one of the three members of the Gadus genus (Pacific, Atlantic and Greenland Cod) When:Available year-round Where/How:Where – Alaska, China, and Russia How – Wild Caught (Trawl, Trap, Jig, Pot, Long-line)   Back to Product Guide Characteristics Cod is a customer favorite – …

Cockles, New Zealand

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Species Name:Austrovenus stutchburyi Sustainability Rating:Grey – Unranked What:New Zealand cockles are saltwater clams that’s a marine bivalve mollusk in the Veneridae family. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – New Zealand How – Wild Caught/Rake Back to Product Guide Characteristics Cockles are a bit smaller than littlenecks (and some would say a bit more delicious…) For Your Menu Cockles are a beautiful and delicious …

Arctic Char

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Species Name:Salvelinus alpinus Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:Arctic Char is closely related to Salmon and Trout (and is a member of the salmonidae family) When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Washington How – Farm Raised Back to Product Guide Characteristics Since they come from the same family, it’s easy to compare the flavor and texture of Char to Salmon – with …

Cobia

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Species Name:Rachycentron canadum Sustainability Rating:Blue – Santa Monica Seafood Approved What:Cobia are the sole member of their scientific family, the Rachycentridae. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Panama How – Farm Raised Back to Product Guide Characteristics Cobia are delicious and a favorite of sport fishermen… The problem with catching them commercially in the wild is that they don’t school – enter …

Orange Roughy

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Species Name:Hoplostethus atlanticus Sustainability Rating:Red – Avoid What:Also known as Slimehead When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – New Zealand How – Wild Caught; Trawl Back to Product Guide Characteristics Fresh Orange Roughy has bright orange skin and beautiful pearly, white meat that cooks up mild and flaky. For Your Menu Since orange roughy has such a delicate flavor – don’t overwhelm it …

Bass (Pacifico), Farmed True Striped

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Species Name:Morone saxatilis Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative What:Pacifico Aquaculture True Striped Bass are sustainably open-ocean raised striped bass, not to be confused with the hybrid species currently farmed in freshwater ponds and lakes. Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis), also known in the wild as rock fish or stripers, are large fish with black stripes running along their silvery metallic sides. …

lingcod

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Species Name:Ophiodon elongatus Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative What:Actually a member of the greenling family, Lingcod isn’t a cod at all, but gets its name from the cod-like appearance of its meat. When:Available year-round as fresh and previously frozen (sold as refreshed) Where/How:Where – Alaska, British Columbia, Oregon, Washington, California How – Wild-caught; longline, trawl   Back to Product Guide Characteristics …

Clams (Hard Shelled, Farmed)

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Species Name:Mercenaria mercenaria Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:Hard clams – also known as quahogs (pronounced coe-hogs).  Other names – Littlenecks, Cherrystones, Chowder Clams – are this same species of clam and simply reference the clams size. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – USA How – Farm Raised Back to Product Guide Characteristics Clam meat is sweet and flavorful and has a slight chewy texture.  What type …