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More About Swordfish


This Time of Year, We Go Down Under

It’s right there in our name, as your sea to home online fish market. Boston Sword & Tuna played a role in restoring the ready supply and healthy population here in the North Atlantic, so let’s look again at one of our marquee names, the swordfish.

Around this time each year, we begin to source our swordfish “down-under.” Because swordfish like their waters cool, we sometimes fly swordfish in seasonally from Australia, where it is winter for them, while we give our Northwest Atlantic catch a bit of a rest, as part of bringing to your home the best fresh seafood market online.

Thanks to initiatives that include minimum size, quotas, and boat monitoring to regulate fishing grounds and enforce closed areas for replenishment, an international commission succeeded, with our support, in restoring the Northwest Atlantic fishing grounds for swordfish, placing it among the “good alternatives” in the Boston Sword & Tuna sustainability ratings.

The Wanderer Finds a Home

Yet, in a sense, it isn’t quite right to think of any particular swordfish as being Northwest Atlantic, or Australian, because they migrate for both water temperature and food. You see, the swordfish is kind of a solitary wanderer. They live in some of the widest ranges of temperature of any fish, but still our East Coast swordfish are like people with a vacation home – they head toward the Caribbean in the winter and up toward the Grand Banks in the summer. So, for gourmet fresh seafood home delivery, we follow as they lead.

Good in So Many Ways

Meaty and flavorful, yet mild, they are for many people the bridge to a wider appreciation of seafood as a whole. Friends who grew up landlocked sometimes tell us that they got excited about exploring the goodness of seafood when they tasted their first fresh swordfish steak.

Swordfish are sought-after not only for their fine flavor and texture, but also their nutritional strengths. Even a three-ounce serving of swordfish holds 55% of our daily protein value. It has no carbohydrates and a moderate amount of sodium. It is naturally rich in selenium and vitamin B-12 for energy, digestion, red blood cell formation and healthy nerves.

When you buy fresh swordfish online from Boston Sword & Tuna, we take pride in the care we use to select the very best swordfish and get them to you the fastest. We’re always working to find the best catch, and to become the place you rely on for shellfish and online fresh fish delivery.

Michael J. Scola

While earning his degree in business, Michael spent summers and winters working the floor at Boston Sword & Tuna and learning the seafood business from the ground up. As a fifth-generation fishmonger and handled different species, lumped sword and tuna, sorted through vats of haddock and cod, broke down salmon cases, graded the fish, and more. During this time, Mike was a veritable sea sponge, learning from the most-experienced seafood professionals in the game while acquiring the tools needed to be successful in this gritty industry.