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This Popular Fresh Fish
Did you know Boston Sword & Tuna maintains steady supplies of Hawaiian staple seafood items? Wahoo, opah, hebi, tombo, nairagi, and blue marlin are all versatile, sustainable, fresh fish with great demand and ample supply.
Fresh Fish of Hawaii
Commonly known as ono in Hawaii, meaning “good to eat,” Wahoo flesh is whiter, flakier, and possesses a more delicate texture than that of other fast-swimming pelagic fish. Wahoo is often compared to Mahi.
Opah, known as the moonfish, is one of Hawaii’s most colorful commercial fresh fish species. It is part of the pelagic species and is typically found in deep waters. Opah flesh is rich in fish oil content and has excellent cooking versatility.
Tombo is Hawaiian albacore and a consumer favorite - a great fresh fish to mix up a summer menu. Likewise, Hebi is a Hawaiian spearfish similar to Wahoo and Marlin.
Nairagi, or striped marlin, is acknowledged as the best tasting of all marlin due to its tender flesh. Commercial landings in Hawaii reach their peak during the winter and spring and are lightest during summer months. The natural color of nairagi flesh varies from light pink to deep orange-red.
Blue marlin, on the other hand, has pale-pink flesh that appears white when cooked. The flesh is high in fat content, firm, and has a mild flavor. Marlin is a fresh fish best-served grilled, but is also great for other cooking methods.
BST is a direct supplier of Norwegian PF Cod, caught by longliners in the ice cold waters of Norway. These snow-white fresh fish fillets are readily available at moderate prices.
Fresh Fish of the Norwegian Region
Cod love the rough, cold waters of Norway and strong currents that keep the water supremely clean. The Norwegian longliners use the most modern, sustainable methods to fish the cod; and they catch the best cod on the market in the cold, clear waters of the Barents Sea in northern Norway. These methods and location make for unparalleled quality fresh fish.
The longline fresh fish are brought on board one-by-one, preventing any bruising and bloods spots. Once on on board it then gets bled alive, securing the freshness and delicate texture. The fresh fish is bled for a minimum of 20 minutes in clean, flowing water. This removes the blood and returns cleaner flavor, white color, and firmer meat. Next it is cut to gut the insides, both automatically and by hand, placed into a tank of fresh, cold sea water, and frozen to a minimum of -24° C.
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Boston Sword & Tuna has recently been receiving shipments of outstanding fresh fish -- Alaskan PF Cod specifically -- which is longline caught and immediately frozen at sea. These snow-white fresh fish fillets are now readily available at moderate prices.
Fresh Fish Process
The longline fish are brought on board one-by-one, preventing any bruising and bloods spots. Once on on board it then gets bled alive, securing the freshness and delicate texture. The fresh fish is bled for a short period of time in clean, flowing water. This removes the blood and returns cleaner flavor, white color, and firmer meat. Next it is cut to gut the insides, both automatically and by hand, placed into a tank of fresh, cold sea water, and frozen to a minimum of -24° C.
We purchase this cod from the catcher/processor F/V Alaskan Leader; which is a 150 ft. freezer longliner built in 1991. This vessel was designed specifically to longline groundfish and process onboard. Alaskan Leader has been one of the top producers in the Bering Sea since its maiden voyage in 1991 and is also the 2nd largest longliner built in the U.S. with its sister ship the F/V Bristol Leader being the largest.
The Iron Maiden officially returned home to the Waterfront on the Boston Fish Pier for the summer in early June after collecting quality fresh fish for us all. After a fresh paint job and some general maintenance, she is preparing to head out to sea as early as the end of this week.
Fresh Fish Courtesy of the Iron Maiden
The warm summer weather marks the annual swordfish quest back to the North East to feed; which means the Iron Maiden crew will likely be fishing the Grand Banks and George’s Bank for all the fresh fish. With the vessel fishing local waters, we will be seeing a lot more local and Canadian fish throughout the rest of summer.
The warm weather fishing season in New England is heavily anticipated throughout the year, and we expect to see some gorgeous fresh fish this summer. Check in on our Facebook page and the BST Blog for further updates on the Iron Maiden’s progress catching us fresh fish throughout summer!