WHERE DID YOUR FISH COME FROM?

At Salty Girl Seafood, it’s important to us that you have the information you need not only to cook seafood simply, but to make simple, informed decisions about the seafood you purchase. We work closely with our fishermen to ensure you are receive a premium, sustainably harvested product, complete with information about who, what, and where your seafood was harvested. And it’s all right here.


  Black Cod (Sablefish) Scientific name:  Anoplopoma fimbria Description: Black Cod (or Sablefish) "is highly prized for an intensely rich, buttery flavor – hence the nickname “butterfish” – and for its surprisingly delicate texture. This deep-sea fish, which can live up to 5,000 feet (1,500 metres) below the sea, is not part of the cod family." (Source: ThisFish.info)

 

Black Cod (Sablefish)

Scientific name:  Anoplopoma fimbria

Description: Black Cod (or Sablefish) "is highly prized for an intensely rich, buttery flavor – hence the nickname “butterfish” – and for its surprisingly delicate texture. This deep-sea fish, which can live up to 5,000 feet (1,500 metres) below the sea, is not part of the cod family." (Source: ThisFish.info)

  F/V Pacific This fish was caught by Captain John Wagner aboard the F/V Pacific - a trawler out of Newport, Oregon. Trawls are weighted nets that towed along the seafloor, or at various depths, to catch fish or shellfish. It's a common misconception that all trawl fisheries are inherently unsustainable. In fact, some trawl fisheries, such as Alaska pollock, have almost no by-catch or habitat impacts at all. Trawls can dramatically transform benthic ecosystems, particularly so on hard bottoms. However, studies show that there are fewer changes to less sensitive habitats, such as soft sediment areas. Additionally, the black cod we are sourcing is from the West Coast groundfish fishery where spatial restrictions mitigate the potential for ecosystem damage. Black cod aggregate on mud bottoms, which are less of a conservation concern and groundfish bottom trawling is prohibited in 25% of Essential Fish Habitat. Graphic: © Ocean Health Index

 

F/V Pacific

This fish was caught by Captain John Wagner aboard the F/V Pacific - a trawler out of Newport, Oregon.

Trawls are weighted nets that towed along the seafloor, or at various depths, to catch fish or shellfish. It's a common misconception that all trawl fisheries are inherently unsustainable. In fact, some trawl fisheries, such as Alaska pollock, have almost no by-catch or habitat impacts at all. Trawls can dramatically transform benthic ecosystems, particularly so on hard bottoms. However, studies show that there are fewer changes to less sensitive habitats, such as soft sediment areas. Additionally, the black cod we are sourcing is from the West Coast groundfish fishery where spatial restrictions mitigate the potential for ecosystem damage. Black cod aggregate on mud bottoms, which are less of a conservation concern and groundfish bottom trawling is prohibited in 25% of Essential Fish Habitat.

Graphic: © Ocean Health Index

  Newport, OR Black cod in Oregon are well-managed and have minimal habitat impacts. This fish comes from an MSC-certified fishery and is a Seafood Watch "Good Alternative." 

 

Newport, OR

Black cod in Oregon are well-managed and have minimal habitat impacts. This fish comes from an MSC-certified fishery and is a Seafood Watch "Good Alternative."