Sourcing Information for June 13th, 2017

1) Blackgill Rockfish Fillet, Fort Bragg

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This blackgill rockfish was caught by longline and landed in Fort Bragg. The fillet will come scaled with the skin on.

Sustainability and traceability in seafood is important no matter what the species, but especially with rockfish. It matters which rockfish species we consume. Rockfish are very slow growing and therefore, they must be selectively fished. The Blackgill species is one of the most abundant (as well as one of the most delicious) so this is why we source this particular species. There are over 70 species of Pacific rockfish, and during the 1980s and 1990s, the species as a whole suffered a severe population decline, due to both overfishing and natural causes. By 2000, the species was on the verge of collapse so the federal regulatory agencies (NOAA, CA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, etc.) instituted major management reforms and fishing restrictions to protect the species. By 2002, the species was starting to rebound and Blackgill is one of the species that has fully rebounded. Some rockfish species are still illegal to fish, such as Yellow-eye.

Cooking Rockfish

Rockfish and Sweet Potato Thai Curry (an oldie from Siren’s early days!)

Portuguese-Style Baked Rockfish

2) Oregon King Salmon, Coos Bay, OR

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Garlic Butter Salmon in Foil

Salmon with Hot Sauce Vinaigrette and Pickled Veg

3) Skin-on Black Cod Fillet, Crescent City

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Caught hook and line by Captain Alan on the F/V Candy Dawn. Landed in Crescent City.

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

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Enjoy your seafood this week?