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Beyond Sourcing – Our RSVP Program Funds Change

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In 2012 we launched our Responsible Sourcing/Vendor Partnership (RSVP) Program as a way of financially supporting projects that have a positive impact on wild fisheries and responsible aquaculture efforts. It’s another approach to sustainability that moves us beyond sourcing and into an active role that is helping change the industry! Over the past 2.5 years, we’ve helped fund a wide …

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Pass (on) The Salt, Please

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Everyone knows that seafood is a healthy choice – don’t take away those health benefits by seasoning with too much salt!  Here are some ways to reduce your sodium use when cooking seafood. Cook from Scratch The easiest way to control sodium intake is in your own kitchen!  Cooking from scratch means you have total control over how much salt …

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Show us your Mussels!

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We’re big fans of farmed mussels – they are super easy to work with, delicious, sustainable and nutritious! What’s not to love… When buying live mussels in the shell, look for mussels that are tightly closed. If they are gaping slightly, they should close when disturbed – your local Santa Monica Seafood Specialist is happy to guide you through choosing …

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Good News for Chilean Sea Bass Lovers

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Every once in a while someone questions our decision to carry Chilean Sea Bass (a.k.a. Patagonian Toothfish).  It’s a great question!  There has been a lot of press over the years regarding the sustainability (or lack thereof) of Chilean Sea Bass.   The short answer is that we carry a very specific type of Toothfish that has been certified by …