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Ocean Tides – Halibut Menu Box Second Edition

Chef – Build A Perfect Box with Halibut

Along with Alaskan Halibut, SeafoodS.com can build a perfect “Menu Box” with some of New Zealand, Australia, Tahiti, Japan, and California’s greatest seafood options packed alongside your Halibut order. This is an exceptionally creative advantage and is available to our customers throughout the season. With Halibut fulfilling your shipping weight, it’s an easy way to try species that you have underutilized in the past.

Groper – Hapuku 

(Polyprion oxygeneios)

New Zealand Groper can be distinguished from their distant relatives by their plain-colored body pattern. And with market sizes ranging from 6 lbs to above 30 lbs, the Groper have a very particular aspect for a menu item. They carry the light succulence of larger Rockfish in the early stages of adulthood, and fulfill the flaky bite of large Grouper later in life. Groper are line caught off the coast New Zealand, including the Chatham Rise. They are most common over or near rocky areas down to 850 feet. The main fishing grounds for Gropers are the deep canyons off the East Coast of the North Island, Cook Strait, Kokura and the west Coast of the South Island. It is in the genus Polyprion that include one of the Southern Atlantic’s favorite food fish, the Wreckfish or “Stone Bass”.

John Dory – St Peter Fish 

(Zues faber)

New Zealand John Dory is an upright “Flatfish”. Its fillet resembles the shape of Flounder. John Dory is perhaps the most recognizable of all the New Zealand species and is easily identified by a conspicuous black spot on the side of its olive/brown body. Dories are distinct from all other fish, with the exception of their deepwater relatives the Oreos.  From its storied beginnings, the John Dory has been a staple in ultra fine dining. With a sweet and delicate flesh that cooks to a paper white, the John Dory rivals the marks of species that often accompany it on upscale menus. When developing John Dory recipes, look to its skeleton as well. Though the flesh is one of the most attractive in a center-of-the plate species, its large extendable mouth structure offers an abundance of collagen. For stocks and broths it is the embodiment of perfect stock bones. With market sizes ranging from 2 lbs. to just above 5 lbs., the John Dory gives assistance in excellent portion control as well.

Glacier 51 Toothfish – Patagonia Toothfish/”Seabass”

(Dissostichus eleginoides)

Certified ‘sustainable’ by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and rated ‘Best Choice’ by the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program, Glacier 51 Toothfish is the ultimate choice in terms of quality and sustainability. Australia’s Heard Island Toothfish fishery undergoes rigorous stock assessments by the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) and the Commission for Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) to ensure accurate on-going sustainability of the stock. Vessels are required to do research cruises and tag and release thousands of Toothfish to further improve the understanding of the biology and status of Toothfish. By regulating the fishery and continuing the extensive research programs on Toothfish, the Australian government and CCAMLR have ensured that fishing for Toothfish at Heard Island is sustainable FOREVER.

Contact SeafoodS.com to Build This Year’s Halibut Program

Josh Adams : 704-769-2260
Josh Bogen: 704-769-2261
Mike Casagrande: 704-769-2263
Lee Dellinger: 704-769-2257
Karen Harmon: 704-769-2262
Jon Flower – 704-769-2258
Ben Hollinger: 704-769-2320
Patrick Lowder: 704-769-2265
Chris Nelson: 704-769-2256


Product Knowledge: MSC Certified Glacier 51 Toothfish

MSC Certified Glacier 51 Patagonia Toothfish aka Chilean Seabass

MSC Certified Glacier 51 Patagonia Toothfish aka Chilean Seabass

EVERY FISH HAS A STORY
Nothing can rival the story of Glacier 51 Toothfish. Located in the Australian sub-Antarctic territory around Heard Island, a staggering 4,109 km from mainland Australia, Fiftyone Glacier inches into the surrounding icy waters of the storm tossed Southern Ocean. It is this extraordinary environment that is home to the highly prized Patagonian Toothfish (Dissostichus elegnoides). The story includes tough crews in small boats in mighty seas. It involves overcoming pirates, high seas chases and international media coverage. It is also a story that proves the power of collective action and shows what is possible when conservation, responsible industry, science and Government work together for a common goal. The success of this collective action is now evidenced by the Marine Stewardship Council certifying the fishery as sustainable and the Monterey Bay Aquarium listing this Australian fish as ‘Best Choice’. This is a story of a truly remarkable fish!

THE SUSTAINABLE CHOICE
Certified ‘sustainable’ by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and rated ‘Best Choice’ by the Monterrey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch ® Program, Glacier 51 Toothfish is the ultimate choice in terms of sustainability. Australia’s Heard Island Toothfish fishery undergoes rigorous stock assessments by the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) and the Commission for Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) to ensure accurate on-going sustainability of the stock. Vessels are required to do research cruises and tag and release thousands of Toothfish to further improve our understanding of the biology and status of Toothfish. By regulating the fishery and continuing the extensive research programs on Toothfish, the Australian government and CCAMLR have ensured that fishing for Toothfish at Heard Island is sustainable FOREVER.

THE TRUE TASTE OF LUXURY
The prestige of being on some of the world’s top restaurant menus is not an honor bestowed upon many. It’s no wonder though, when Glacier 51 Toothfish projects premium food like characteristics – a complex, yet delicate mouth feel that coats the palate appealingly, making it a pleasure to eat. It’s snow-white flesh and broad scalloping flakes display the result of perfection. The elegant balance of flavor and texture in Toothfish provide a culinary versatility rare in fish fillets. With high omega 3 content, Toothfish is well suited to a wide variety of preparations, the flesh providing a perfect canvas for any number of flavor profiles and combinations, making it well suited to a broad range of cuisines.

“At Austral Fisheries we work hard to ensure that our fishing crews are safe, that our fish is handled with care and respect and that the best science supports environmentally sustainable fishing. It is therefore with great pride that we are able to offer you a truly extraordinary culinary experience from a fish with an impeccable pedigree. This fish is like nothing else you’ve tasted, it is the ‘hero on the plate’ and it is a privilege to be able to bring it to you.”

David Carter, CEO
Austral Fisheries