Sourcing Information for April 14th-15th

Weekend folks, here are your choices:

1) Fresh California Market Squid, landed in Monterey, CA

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This market squid is a special treat. The squid don’t come around often, so when they do, we’re always stoked to offer them. These were caught on the F/V Sea Wave with a purse seine net.

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RECIPES:

Your squid will come fresh and whole. Each squid is 3-5 inches long. Admittedly, they are messy and a bit difficult to clean. However, the hassle is well worth it, I promise! Here are some guidelines to help you through the process. Good luck 🙂

Sautéed Calamari with Parsley and Garlic

Five-Spice Crisp-Fried Squid

2) Wild King Salmon Fillet (Refreshed) 

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This salmon was caught last season and frozen immediately upon landing. Therefore, it is the freshest frozen salmon you will ever taste 🙂 It comes refreshed (thawed) and ready to cook.

RECIPES:

Asian Salmon in Foil

Slow-Cooked Salmon with Lemon & Thyme

3) Black Cod, skin-on, landed in Bodega Bay, CA

2 Pieces of Fillet (Overhead shot)

This delectable buttery fish was caught on the F/V China Doll by Captain Anthony Ferrari with long line. It was landed in Bodega Bay.

RECIPES:

Roasted Harissa Lemon Sablefish with Couscous

Pan-Roasted Orange Maple Sablefish

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 weekend!