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. For …

Yellowtail

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Species Name:Seriola lalandei Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative (USA; all catch methods) Yellow – Good Alternative (Mexico; handline) Red – Avoid (Mexico; drift and set net) What:Yellowtail (aka: Amberjack) is often mistakenly referred to as a Tuna, but is actually a member of the Jack family. Schools of Yellowtail migrate along the coastlines of California and Mexico. During the summer, …

Wreckfish

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Species Name:Polyprion americanus Sustainability Rating: Grey – Unrated What:Also known as Sea Bass, Bass and Stone Bass, this is a deep-water species and sought after fish due to its reputation for superior flavor and texture. This king of the depths has a dark grey upper body and light grey/silver belly with a massive head and mouth. When:Available year-round Where/How:Where: South …

Rockfish

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Species Name:Sebastes spp. Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative What:There are many rockfish in the sea… over 70 members of the rockfish family populate the Pacific from Alaska to Mexico. Yelloweye, spot belly, Chilipepper – a colorful collection of characteristics and names to match. When:Available year-round Where/How:Where – Pacific Northwest, Canada, Alaska, California How – Longline, trolling, trap, gillnet Back to Product Guide …

Halibut, California

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Species Name:Paralichthys californicus Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative What:California (or “Local”) Halibut (aka California Flounder)– is a delicious flatfish found from Baja north to San Francisco Bay. When:Available Year-Round; (California Flounder is available fresh through the summer until late August) Where/How:Where: California How: Wild-caught; longline Back to Product Guide Characteristics The California Halibut or California Flounder yields firm fillets with …

Halibut, Cortez

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Species Name:Paralichthys aestuarius Sustainability Rating:Red – Avoid What:Cortez Halibut is a delicious flat fish from Mexico. When:Available Year-Round Where/How: Where – Mexico (Sea of Cortez) How – Wild-caught; long-line Back to Product Guide Characteristics The Cortez Halibut yields firm fillets with a mild, delicious flavor. Alternatives include Pacific Halibut, Atlantic Halibut, Dover or Petrale sole. For Your Menu Like Pacific …

Halibut, Pacific

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Species Name:Hippoglossus stenolepis Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:Halibut from the Pacific Northwest. When:Available fresh Mid-March through Mid-November Available frozen and refreshed Mid-November through Mid-March Where/How:Where: Alaska and Canada How: Wild Caught, Long-line Back to Product Guide Characteristics Wild harvested halibut has wonderfully firm but flaky white flesh and a mild yet rich flavor.  Because they feed voraciously on crabs, …

Shrimp, Canadian

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Species Name:Pandalus borealis Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative (Eco-Certified and MSC Certified) What:Shrimp responsibly harvested from Canada also known as Northern Shrimp. When:Available year-round Where/How:Where: E. Canada How: Wild; Trawl Back to Product Guide Characteristics Canadian Shrimp has a delicious, sweet flavor and cooks up firm and moist. Size grade ranges from 90/125 to 150/250 and are slightly larger than …

Shrimp, Oregon

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Species Name:Pandalus jordani Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative (Eco-Certified and MSC Certified) What:Also called Pink Shrimp or Salad Shrimp and commonly known as Ocean Shrimp. When:Available frozen year-round; fresh season runs April – October Where/How:Where – Oregon, USA How – Wild Caught; Trawl Back to Product Guide Characteristics These 250/350 shrimp are small but what they lack for in size, …

Oysters, Sunberry Point

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Species Name:Crassostrea virginica Sustainability Rating:Green-Best Choice What:Wild harvested from the south shore of Northumberland Strait in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Sunberry Point Oysters are wild fished, and re-watered for at least 30 days in the pristine ocean lease at Salutation Cove – time to market: 3 to 4 years. When:April through January Where/How:Where – Prince Edward Island, Canada How – Wild Back …