General Information Archives - February 2014

Swordfish Seafood Species Information

Originally fished by harpoon, swordfish are now caught mostly by longline and gillnet, often on the high seas hundreds of miles from land. The firm, juicy …

Rainbow Trout Seafood Species Information

Idaho, produces 80% of the U.S. harvest, although small rainbow trout farms are found in nearly every state. Some U.S. farmers have bred a strain of …

Oyster Seafood Species Information

Because their flavor varies, oysters are usually marketed by where they’re grown, so there are scores of market names for the same species. Popular Eastern oysters include …

Halibut Seafood Species Information

Halibut, Hippoglossus stenolepsis,  are the largest of all flatfish, up to 9 feet long. They can weigh in at more than 100 pounds are often called “Whales”, …

Clam Seafood Species Information

The hard clam, Mercenaria mercenaria, lives in sandy-bottomed bays and coves, and along beaches from Canada to Texas; however, they are found only sporadically north of …

Chilean Sea Bass Seafood Species Information

Inhabiting the frigid depths of the southern oceans, the Chilean Sea Bass  is in great demand in the U.S., Japan and China for its firm, white …