Yellowtail Hiramasa / Amberjack (Farmed)

Yellowtail Hiramasa / Amberjack (Farmed)


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The buttery texture and bright, mild flavor of this yellowtail is similar to Hawaiian kampachi (Seriola rivoliana), and provides a slightly less fatty alternative to Japanese hamachi (Seriola quniqueradita). The original stock currently being farmed by Baja Seas was bred from fingerlings produced at Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute – renowned for developing methods of raising high-value marine fin fish species and sustainable ocean practices. The fingerlings were transferred to Baja Seas’ state-of-the-art aquaculture facility off Bahia de Magdalena, a large bay in southern Baja California. Operating under strict biosecurity controls, Baja Seas’ entire production is underscored by responsible technology. For example, it uses Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) to create a small water footprint by cutting pollution and disease; fish are fed sustainably-sourced protein- and omega-rich meal derived from sardines in a low Fish In-Fish Out (FIFO) ratio; the fish are raised without antibiotics or paraciticides; and semi-automated feeders and feed cameras prevent overfeeding. 
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