You may have noticed tuna numbers are a little tight right now, especially imports. In fact, if you are having trouble sourcing any fresh fish from predominantly Catholic countries (like many in South America) it's because the winter holidays pull many fishermen off the water for a bit of a break. That break that generally stretches at least a week into the new year with the celebration of the Epiphany on January 6. Then, fishermen and processors have to regroup, get back out on the water, find some fish, catch that fish, and then deliver. That fish still needs to make its way into the pipeline and then into our coolers, which is going to take time. We'll stay in touch about availability, as always.
Oregon Dungeness Crab Season is open!
If are looking for detailed information on the Oregon Dungeness Crab Fishery you can find it at this website:
Or on their Facebook page (which has some great video of boats battling rough weather – get out the Dramamine).
Seafood Watch ranks Oregon Dungeness Crab a Yellow or Good Alternative, making it a solid choice if you're looking for something seasonal and sustainable to add to your specials menu... Dungeness Crab out of Oregon also meets James Beard Smart Catch requirements.