Oysters, Sol Azul

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Species Name:Crassostrea gigas Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice   What:Pacific Oysters from Baja, CA When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Mexico’s El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve along the western coast of the Baja California Peninsula. How – Farm Raised Back to Product Guide Characteristics Full flavored oysters with firm and plump meats, Sol Azul oysters (Crassostrea gigas) will make a great addition to …

Salmon, Faroe Islands

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Species Name:Salmo salar Sustainability Rating: Grey – Unrated What:Premium Atlantic Salmon that is treated as close to free range/wild Salmon as possible. Running cold and clean, the pristine waters around the Faroe Islands is the ideal environment to create an impeccably pure Salmon. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where: Faroe Islands How: Farm raised Back to Product Guide Characteristics Tasty, supple, and versatile, …

Crab, Florida Stone Claws

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Species Name:Menippe mercenaria Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:Fresh, cooked crab claws are sustainably harvested from Florida Stone Crabs. Stone Crabs are harvested primarily from the Florida Keys and South Florida’s west coast from such storied fishing communities as Everglades City, Isle of Capri, Goodland, Cortez, Ft Meyers, and Hernando Beach. When:Available fresh in season (October – May) Where/How:Where – …

Lobster, Live California Spiny

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Species Name:Panulirus interruptus Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:The Spiny Lobster season opens on the first Wednesday of October and usually lasts through the end of March the following year. The Southern California Spiny Lobster (Panulirus interruptus) fishery began in the late 1800’s and has since become one of the most desirable lobsters in the world. Did you know that …

Crab, Golden King

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Species Name:Lithodes aequispinus Sustainability Rating: Red – Avoid What:Wild caught Golden King Crab are also known as Brown King Crab. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where: Russia How: Wild Caught Back to Product Guide Characteristics Golden King Crab legs and claws are an amazing center of the plate seafood or add a leg or two with steak and create a unique and unforgettable …

Turbot

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Species Name:Scophthalmus maximus Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:Turbot is a tasty member of the flounder family When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Spain How – Farm Raised Back to Product Guide Characteristics Farmed Turbot has a beautiful, almost gleaming white flesh that cooks up white and firm with a mild flavor (similar to wild turbot). Cooking it on the bone helps …

Catfish

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Species Name:Ictalurus punctatus Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:This all-American fish has remained a mainstay on the Top 10 Most Consumed Seafood List for decades! When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – U.S.A How – Farm-raised Back to Product Guide Characteristics If this farm-raised, grain-fed fish is one thing, it’s consistent! You can count on Catfish having a sweet, mild flavor, moist, dense …

Gilt-head Bream

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Species Name:Sparus aurata Sustainability Rating:Grey – Unrated What:Gilt-head Bream, also known as Dorade in French or Orata in Italian, is a farm raised Bream from the Sparidae family. When:Available year-round Where/How:Where – Europe (Mediterranean) How – Farm Raised Back to Product Guide Characteristics Considered to be the most delicious of all the breams, Gilt-head (named for the yellow stripe above …

Sea Bass, Black

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Species Name:Centropristis striata Sustainability Rating:Red – Avoid What:A relative of Grouper, Black Sea Bass is a popular commercial and recreational species found along the East Coast. According to NOAA, “there are two separate stocks of Black Sea Bass in the Atlantic, divided at approximately Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Declared overfished in 2000, the Mid-Atlantic stock (north of Cape Hatteras) has …

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 …