Sourcing Information for February 21st-25th 2016

1) White Sea Bass (Saturday customers only!)

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RECIPES:

 

White Sea Bass with Orange-Fennel Relish

Baked California White Sea Bass

2) Dungeness Crab, cracked and cleaned or whole cooked

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Our Dungeness crabs are caught in Bodega Bay and cooked within hours of being brought ashore. The meat is perfectly cooked with just the right amount of salt in the water. Our whole cooked crabs arrive to you completely intact. This is a great option if you like getting your hands dirty and enjoy eating the delicious “butter.” Each crab should feed two people. If cracking and cleaning isn’t your thing, you should check out our cracked and cleaned crab or our picked crabmeat. Each crab weighs between 1.75 and 2 pounds.

RECIPES:

Cucumber Grapefruit Crab Salad

Crab Bisque

3) Abalone from American Abalone Farms

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Beautiful sustainably farmed Red Abalone from American Abalone Company in Davenport, CA. Each package will contain four 1.5-1.75 ounce tenderized steaks. These can be frozen for later use.

RECIPES:

American Abalone Farms has some great recipes and tips on their website.

Breaded Abalone

5) Black Cod, skin-on, landed in Bodega Bay

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Citrus-Soy Glazed Black Cod

Pan-Simmered Pacific Black Cod

Your Weekly Seafood News Briefing

New US Seafood Rule Shows Global Trade & Conservation Can Work Together. “On Jan. 1 the United States started enforcing a new import rule, which requires fisheries exporting seafood to the United States to protect marine mammals at standards comparable to those required for U.S. fisheries. This rule aims to leverage American market power to reduce marine mammal bycatch worldwide. It also aims to level the playing field for U.S. fishermen, who currently face monitoring costs and fishing restrictions to reduce marine mammal bycatch – unlike some of their foreign competitors.”

2017 Salmon Watch: California to Host Public Meeting on Ocean Salmon Fisheries.  “The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invites the public to attend its upcoming annual Ocean Salmon Information Meeting. A review of last year’s ocean salmon fisheries and spawning escapement will be presented, in addition to the outlook for this year’s sport and commercial ocean salmon fisheries. The meeting will be held Wednesday, March 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sonoma County Water Agency, 404 Aviation Blvd. in Santa Rosa (95403).”

Are Big Ups and Downs Normal for Forage Fish? “Collapses in forage fish—small fish that are preyed on by larger predators for food—can reverberate through the marine food web, causing prey limitation among predators such as sea lions and sea birds.”

Enjoy!