1) Oregon Pink Shrimp, Brookings, OR
Pink shrimp are harvested by trawl. Oregon’s pink shrimp fishery is among the most sustainable because it is meticulously managed annually using season and size restrictions. Shrimping is open from April 1 to October 31 each year. The season parameters are set to nearly eliminate interference with the shrimp’s reproductive season which typically occurs from November to March. Oregon shrimpers are also required to deliver shrimp that average 160 per pound or larger (lower count) to allow juvenile shrimp to mature to full size.
Shrimp Fajitas with Mango-Lime Slaw (Note: Because your shrimp comes cooked, toss shrimp with the spices listed in the recipe but only cook momentarily until warm. Overcooking them will leave them tough.)
Shrimp Ceviche (Note: The shrimp are already cooked, so skip the boiling process and go straight to the chilling and eating!)
2) California Fluke Halibut Fillet, San Francisco
This beautiful fluke halibut was caught on the F/V Anna Marie and landed at Pier 45 in San Francisco.
3) Troll-Caught Fresh King Salmon Fillet, landed in West Port, Oregon
Your Weekly Seafood News Briefing
California, Oregon governors request salmon disaster declaration. “California Gov. Jerry Brown and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown called on the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Thursday to declare a federal fisheries disaster due to this year’s unprecedented low number of ocean salmon, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.”
Opinion: Want to protect Alaska salmon? Oppose pebble project. “[Local residents and business owners] along with other members of the sportfishing and recreation industry, joined Bristol Bay’s tribes, Native corporations and commercial fishermen in asking the EPA to conduct an extensive, peer-reviewed scientific assessment of the Bristol Bay watershed. As a result, a comprehensive, years-long study was put forth, eliciting literally tens of thousands of comments from across the state. The culmination of this effort was a document that detailed the extreme importance of salmon to the culture as well as the local economy, and the deleterious effect mining the Pebble deposit would have upon both our fisheries and our incomes.”
Improving the Ocean: Getting Serious about Overfishing. “The oceans face dire threats. Better regulated fisheries would help.”
Enjoy your seafood this week!