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 …

Bass, Wild Striped

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[/] Species Name:Morone saxatilis Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:Wild striped bass (often called “rockfish” on the East Coast) When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Virginia, Maryland How – Wild Caught; Longline Back to Product Guide Characteristics Wild striped bass is a well managed fishery; coastal states work within strict quota limits. Wild striped bass have firm meat that cooks up velvety …

Lobster, Atlantic

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[/] Species Name:Homarus americanus Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative What:American Lobsters are also called Maine Lobsters or Canadian lobsters to designate their region of harvest. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Canada, Maine How – Wild Caught; Traps Back to Product Guide Characteristics Lobster meat is simply delicious; with a firm textured meat and uniquely sweet and mild flavor. Buying lobsters live …

Anchovies

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[/] Species Name:Engraulis encrasicolus Sustainability Rating:Grey – Unranked What:A small, oily fish found throughout the world When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Europe How – Wild Caught/Nets Back to Product Guide Characteristics Traditionally, anchovies are gutted, salted, and then packed in oil or salt. They have a characteristically strong flavor and deep grey flesh when salted. They may also be pickled. Pickled anchovies …

Swordfish (DSBG Caught)

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Why Deep-Set Buoy Gear? Buoy strike indicators show when a fish is on the line, allowing for rapid processing of swordfish and live release of non-target catch Non-targets like sea turtles and sharks are avoided by strategically positioning hooks at depths below the surface waters during the day Deep-setting provides the west coast with a low-impact option for landing local …

New Zealand Sea Bass (Hapuka)

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[/] Species Name:Polyprion oxygeneios Sustainability Rating:Grey – Unrated What:Also known as Hapuka, Hapuku or Whapuku (or Groper in New Zealand) is a member of the Wreckfish family.  This deep-water species and sought after fish has a reputation for its superior flavor and texture. When:Available year-round Where/How:Where: East Coast, New Zealand How: Wild; Bottom Longline   Back to Product Guide Characteristics …

Salmon (Wild), White King

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[/] Species Name:Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:Also known as Ivory King Salmon, these salmon have a genetic mutation that prevents them from processing the pigmentation normally found in the crustaceans that they diet heavily on. Depending on the catch area, between 1 in 20 and up to 1 in 300 have this mutation. When:Sporadic availability Where/How:Where: Alaska …

Crabs, Soft Shell

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[/] Species Name:Callinectes sapidus Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative What:Molting Blue Crabs harvested to take advantage of their “soft shell” When:May – September (Fresh) Where/How:Where – Mid-Atlantic (USA) How – Wild Caught/Traps, Pots Back to Product Guide Characteristics Soft Shell Crabs are a seasonal favorite! The most popular way to serve them is fried whole, on a sandwich (or as …

Squid Ink

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[/] Species Name:Illex spp/Loligo spp Sustainability Rating:Yellow-Good Alternative What:The ink from various squid species (sometimes Cuttlefish) When:Available year-round Where/How:Where – Spain How -Wild Caught/Net Back to Product Guide Characteristics Squid ink comes ready to add to various dishes.       For Your Menu Use squid ink to add a unique color and flavor to pastas, risottos and more. It …

Squid (Loligo pealeii)

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[/] Species Name:Loligo pealeii Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative (Eco-Certified) What:Longfin Squid When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – USA (Northwest Atlantic Ocean) How – Wild Caught/Small-mesh bottom trawlers Back to Product Guide Characteristics Squid have a mild and slightly sweet flavor and firm texture.  We eat the tentacles, the tube (mantle) and the fins (wings). Squid can be enjoyed raw or cooked. …