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Dock to Dish: A Seafood Blog.
The yellowtail is a sleek migratory fish similar to the tuna and recognized by its yellow tail and a yellow stripe across its body. Farmed yellowtail (Seriola lalandi) displays flesh that is lighter in color than its wild counterpart because of higher fat content.
Our sushi grade Baja farmed yellowtail, marketed as Baja Hiramasa, is responsibly farm-raised by Baja Seas in Magdalena Bay, a large, crystalline body of water in southern Baja California. Its firm buttery texture and bright mild flavor provides a delicious alternative to Japanese Hamachi and Hawaiian Kampachi. Thin to medium fillets with balanced fat content are ideal for small plate presentations, particularly sushi, sashimi and crudo. When cooked, the pearl pink flesh of this fish turns white, tender and flaky. For best results in cooking, pan sear or broil.
Baja Seas is the first complete cycle yellowtail (Seriola lalandi) farm in the Americas. Its vision is to be a global leader in marine aquaculture. Respected for its innovation in aquaculture technology, harmony with the environment and social responsibility.
The original yellowtail stock for Baja Seas was bred from fingerlings produced at Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute. Renowned for developing methods of raising high-value marine fin fish species and sustainable ocean fishing practices. The fingerlings were transferred to Baja Seas’ state-of-the-art aquaculture farm on Bahia Magdalena, a pristine bay in southern Baja California.
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Baja Seas’ entire production is underscored by responsible technology. Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) create a small water footprint by diminishing pollution and disease; fish are fed sustainably-sourced protein- and omega-rich fish meal derived from sardines in a low Fish In-Fish Out (FIFO) ratio; fish are raised without antibiotics or paraciticides; and semi-automated feeders and feed cameras prevent overfeeding. The result of Baja Seas' commitment to a minimal environmental impact is a great tasting fish!