Our offerings this week…
1) Black Gill Rockfish, Bodega Bay, CA
This black gill rockfish was caught on the F/V China Doll using bottom longline, and landed in Bodega Bay. The fillet will come to you scaled with the skin on.
2) Live Manila Clams, Dabob Bay, WA
These Manila clams are farmed sustainably in Dabob Bay, WA by two family aquaculture operations, Little Skookum Shellfish Growers and Northern Oyster Company. Cultivation begins in hatcheries where the clam larvae are set on fine mesh screens. When seeds form, they are placed in containers that allow plankton-rich water to submerge and feed the clam seeds. Once the seeds have reached a sufficient size, the clams are put in mesh-bottomed trays and placed in nursery rafts in the bay, where they feed naturally off the nutrients in the water. From there, they are laid on mesh sheets set on beaches, where the clams burrow through the mesh into the sand to grow to maturity. Once mature, they are dug out of the sand by hand or tractor and bagged for market.
These clams will come to you live. Store in the refrigerator and eat as soon as possible. Cover with a damp cloth and do NOT store in water. If any shells are open, tap them and discard if they do not close. Each bag will weigh 2 pounds.
3) King Salmon Fillet (Refreshed), Bodega Bay, CA
This King salmon was cut and frozen the day it was caught last season so while refreshed, it will still taste nearly like fresh salmon. It was troll-caught, by far the most sustainable commercial fishing method. Your salmon will arrive thawed, with skin on and pin bones in. Each fillet is 1 pound.
Your Weekly Seafood News Briefing
Corporate Collaboration Can Stop Seafood Slavery. “At a moment when many U.S. policymakers and ordinary citizens are voicing skepticism over U.S. participation in a globalized economy, now is the time for the international seafood industry to take robust and unified steps toward a transparent and traceable seafood supply chain.”
The Race To Fish Slows Down. Why That’s Good For Fish, Fishermen And Diners. “But over the last decade or so, a different kind of fisheries management program known as catch shares has been gaining ground. The idea here is to allot fishermen a portion of the catch ahead of time, and allow them to fish until they reach it. Proponents claim catch shares create incentives for fishers to slow down, eliminating the need to race each other to fish.”
The ‘Last Generation of Salmon Fishermen’? “California tribes and fishermen stated Thursday they will be calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a fisheries disaster because of the dismal forecast for this year’s salmon season.’There is a lot of tears and there’s a lot of questions about how am I going to feed my family?’ Yurok Tribe General Counsel Amy Cordalis said during a Thursday teleconference, relaying concerns brought up by tribal members. ‘People are in distress.’”
Letter Calls for Approval of Fishery Disaster Funds. “A bipartisan group of congressional representatives sent a letter to House and Senate leaders Wednesday urging them to include disaster relief funds for nine West Coast crab and salmon fisheries in a government spending bill this month…’The closures of commercial and recreational fisheries along the West Coast during the 2014, 2015, and 2016 fishing seasons caused severe economic hardship in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and California…” the letter states.
Enjoy your seafood this week!