Sourcing Information for April 4th-8th 2017

We have some items this week that we haven’t seen in a while, so enjoy!

1) Lingcod fillet


About 30% of ling cod are some shade of blue, ranging from light blue to deep turquoise. However, the color has no effect on the taste and all fish turn bright white when cooked.

Pan-fried Ling Cod

Spanish-Style Ling Cod

2) Pink Shrimp, landed in Brookings, OR

OR Pink shrimp

This fresh pink shrimp was landed in Brookings, OR. These shrimp will arrive to you cooked, cleaned, and ready to eat!


Shrimp Scampi with Asparagus

Shrimp Lo Mein

(Note: because your shrimp will already be cooked, you need only put them in the skillet momentarily to brown them – do not cook as long as the recipes suggest or they will get rubbery).

3) Miyagi Oysters from Pt. Reyes, CA

Siren oysters with logo

Your Weekly Seafood News Briefing

The 8 Types of Seafood You Can Eat and Still Feel Good About. If you’re a sushi lover and a sustainable seafoodie, this article will be a great guide for you!

Four Sustainable Seafood Terms You Need To Know. Seafood Certifications, Traceability, Organic Seafood, Magnuson-Stevens…

Carlos Rafael – the “Codfather” – formally pleads guilty. “Carlos Rafael, owner of Carlos Seafood, formally pleaded guilty to falsifying fish quotas, tax evasion and conspiracy on Thursday, 30 March, 2017, in U.S. District Court in Boston, Massachusetts, a report from South Coast Today confirmed.”

Alaska’s Growing Kelp Industry Helps Drive Sea-To-Table Movement. “One Juneau couple is whipping up a recipe to make local kelp an enticing business and snack. They’re part of a growing number of startups that see Alaska seaweed as a marketable food.”

Opinion: Trump’s Budget Would Devastate Salmon Recovery. “Trump’s budget wipes out the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery fund, a federal grant program that is helping restore salmon along the entire Pacific Coast, from Alaska to California…Without the funding, the burden would fall entirely on state and local resources, which will significantly slow our efforts and ultimately lead to the extinction of some salmon species.”

Legislators and Fishermen Discuss Future of State [Salmon] Fisheries. “The proposed closure of the commercial and sport salmon fishing season on the Klamath River this year was a main topic of discussion at the forum. Last week, the Pacific Fishery Management Council, which recommends fishing regulations to the federal government, forecast the lowest return of spawning Chinook salmon on the Klamath River on record…”

Enjoy your seafood and have a great week!