Sourcing Information for 6/6/17-6/9/17

1) Market Squid, Monterey

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Fresh whole market squid from Monterey landed by F/V Sea Wave. Each squid is 3-5 inches in length. If you’ve never cleaned squid before you can see what that process looks like here. They ARE labor intensive and messy, but this will be the best squid you’ve ever eaten.

Sautéed Calamari with Parsley and Garlic

Five-Spice Crisp-Fried Squid

2) Troll-Caught Fresh King Salmon Fillet, landed in West Port, Washington

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Balsamic-Glazed Salmon Fillet

Garlic Butter Salmon in Foil

3) Skin-on Black Cod Fillet, Bodega Bay

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I know many of you are rejoicing that salmon season is finally here (I am too) but black cod still holds the prize for some of my finest dining experiences. It’s just so buttery and delectable – it never loses its pull on me. This black cod that you will be enjoying was caught on the F/V/ China Doll by longline, and landed in Bodega Bay.

Sablefish with Coconut and Lime

Crispy Broiled Sablefish

4) Miyagi Oysters, Pt. Reyes

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Each package contains 18 oysters. They are farmed locally in Pt. Reyes and are among the best oysters on the West Coast. These little beauties are small with a deep cup and full meat. They strike a great balance between briny and sweet.

If you don’t have a grill, but you want Roasted Oysters.

Traditional Mignonette Sauce

Your Weekly Seafood News Briefing

California, Oregon governors request salmon disaster declaration. “California Gov. Jerry Brown and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown called on the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Thursday to declare a federal fisheries disaster due to this year’s unprecedented low number of ocean salmon, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.”

Opinion: Want to protect Alaska salmon? Oppose pebble project. “[Local residents and business owners] along with other members of the sportfishing and recreation industry, joined Bristol Bay’s tribes, Native corporations and commercial fishermen in asking the EPA to conduct an extensive, peer-reviewed scientific assessment of the Bristol Bay watershed. As a result, a comprehensive, years-long study was put forth, eliciting literally tens of thousands of comments from across the state. The culmination of this effort was a document that detailed the extreme importance of salmon to the culture as well as the local economy, and the deleterious effect mining the Pebble deposit would have upon both our fisheries and our incomes.”

Improving the Ocean: Getting Serious about Overfishing. “The oceans face dire threats. Better regulated fisheries would help.”

Enjoy your seafood this week