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The Mexican Bay Scallop (Argopecten ventricosus) is also known as the Pacific Calico Scallop, Catarina Scallop and Speckled Scallop. Shells vary from almost all white to blotched and streaked with...

The "Baja Halibut" group are actually Flounders that are present in Baja California and include both the California Halibut (Paralichthys californicus, pictured to the left) and the Cortez Halibut...

The largest shrimp of the pandalid family, Spot Prawns are found along the west coast of  North America from San Diego, CA to Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. During 1999 to 2001, Spot Prawns were...

Sablefish, also known as Black Cod, Butterfish, Skil, Skifish, Beshow or Coalfish, might be new to you, but U.S. and Canadian fishermen have been harvesting this tasty, buttery fish since the late...

Sea urchins are found in the Pacific Ocean from as far north as Alaska to as far south as Baja California. They generally live in rocky-floored kelp forests, ingesting their main sources of food,...

Swordfish are found around the world in tropical, temperate, and sometimes cold waters of the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. Swordfish live in surface water to mid-water but feed throughout...

White shrimp, also called Green Tails, are found off the Atlantic Coast and Gulf of Mexico, specifically from Fire Island, New York, to St. Lucie Inlet on the Atlantic Coast of Florida, and from...

Scup are deep-bodied (deeper from back to belly than they are wide) and dusky brown with bright silvery reflections below and spiny fins. Adult fins are mottled with dark brown, and young scup...

Clams are bivalve mollusks, so they have a hinged shell like mussels, oysters, and scallops. Natives of the North American Atlantic coast, hard clams have been introduced to the Gulf of Mexico....

On the East Coast, bluefish are found from Maine to eastern Florida. Bluefish gather together by size in schools that can cover tens of square miles of ocean, equivalent to 10,000 football fields...

Angus are a breed of cattle commonly used in beef production. They were developed from cattle native to the counties of Aberdeenshire and Angus in northeastern Scotland and are known as Aberdeen...

Berkshire pigs are a rare breed of pig originating from the English county of Berkshire. Herds of the breed are still maintained in England by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust at Aldenham Country...

Farmed salmon tend to have high levels of healthy fat (omega-3s) in them, which makes them a very healthy fish to consume. Both U.S. hatchery-raised and wild-caught Pacific salmon and farmed...

White Sea Bass, Atractoscion nobilis, is not technically a sea bass, but actually the largest member of the Croaker family in the Pacific Ocean (up to 5 feet and 80lbs). It feeds midway up the...

Albacore tuna is a “highly migratory species” – these fish are found around the world and can travel long distances. In general, albacore tuna live in tropical and warm temperate waters in the...

Longfin Squid are found along the coast from Georges Bank to Cape Hatteras, rising to the surface at night to feed and spending their days along the sea floor. Squid grow rapidly and lead short...

The Summer flounder, or fluke, is a large, tasty flatfish with a wide mouth able to consume a variety of prey. Summer flounder move inshore in the early spring months which is where the name...

Native to our entire east coast and Gulf of Mexico,the Eastern oyster has also been a big contributor to the majority of wild commercial harvests in the Chesapeake Bay and Louisiana. Oyster...

In today’s culinary world it can be very difficult for consumers to know whether or not their salmon is wild or farmed.  Because there are so many different varieties of salmon on the market, the...

California scorpionfish or sculpin (Scorpaena guttata) are a “relatively heavy-bodied species, with strong head and fin spines, ranging in color from red to brown, often with purple blotches and...

"Black Baldy is a type of crossbred beef cattle produced by crossing Hereford cattle with a solid black breed, usually Aberdeen Angus...The term is particularly used in Australia and New Zealand....

The grey triggerfish is native to shallow parts of the western Atlantic from Nova Scotia to Argentina. Gray triggerfish have large incisor-like teeth and deep laterally compressed bodies covered...

The Black Sea Bass has been described as one of the most intelligent fish in the Atlantic Ocean and are capable of producing a variety of sounds. These sounds, a mixture of grunts, scrapes, and...

Wild Atlantic Striped Bass, often called striper, striped bass or even rockfish, are caught along the East Coast, mainly in Virginia and Maryland. They live along the East Coast from the St....

Pacific cod are also known as gray cod because of their color—they’re brown or grayish with dark spots or patterns on the sides and a paler belly. You can find Pacific Cod in a variety of fresh,...

Baqueta Groupers (Hyporthodus acanthistius), also known as Gulf Coneys or Rooster Hinds, have high, deeply notched dorsal spines and bold dark 'mustaches' around the upper jaw. They occur...

Red rock crabs (Cancer productus), also referred to as Pacific Stone Crabs or Baja Rock Crabs, can be found in mid-intertidal waters from Kodiak Island, Alaska to Isla San Martine, Baja California...

The Gloucestershire Old Spots is a historic pig breed known for its distinctive white coat with black spots. The breed’s maternal skills enable it to raise large litters of piglets on pasture.The...

Blue mussels range in size from 2 to 4 inches at maturity, although some can grow up to 8 inches depending on food availability and age. The shell is almost tear-drop shaped and has concentric...

Atlantic sea scallops are found in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, from Newfoundland to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Adult scallops live close together in groups called “beds” on sandy or gravelly...

The standard of excellence in bicolor sweet corn for flavor, tenderness and sweetness. Sturdy, vigorous, 5 to 6 foot stalks bear ears 7 to 8 inches long filled with white and gold kernels.  

The Red Octopus (Octopus rubescens) is the most common “shallow-water octopus on much of the North American West Coast and an ubiquitous benthic predator in these habitats. Its range extends from...

The Carolina Gold tomato features a unique golden-yellow colored fruit that is low in acid and uniform ripening. This variety is very adaptable, and its strong, determinate plant produces mostly...

The Brandywine tomato is a large, pink variety that is considered an heirloom tomato. Brandywines have the distinctive characteristic of bushy foliage that resembles that of a potato plant....

The Silver Fox rabbit was created by Walter B. Garland of North Canton, Ohio in the 1920s. The Silver Fox is a multi-purpose breed, raised for both meat and fur. The breed was recognized and a...

Mahimahi are top predators and only have a few predators themselves. They feed in surface water during the day and eat a wide variety of species, including small pelagic fish, juvenile tuna,...

Found along the Pacific coast from Southern California to Peru, including the Revillagigedo Islands off the southern tip of Baja California, Pacific Snappers weigh between 4 and 6 pounds, but can...

The California yellowtail, Seriola lalandi, is also known as amberjack, forktail, mossback, and white salmon or by its Spanish name jurel. The California yellowtail is carnivorous and feeds on a...

Opah are an unusual looking fish – they have round, flat, body that’s silvery gray in color. Toward the belly, the silver shades to a rose red, dotted with white spots. Its fins and mouth are red...

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...

Weighing from 4-25 pounds, Mon Chong have brownish black skin with translucent, pink flesh. Mon Chong, also known as "Pomfret", have large flakes with semi firm, mild and sweet meat. Mon Chong are...

Enjoyed by notable chefs including Richard Blais, Rick Bayless and Roberto Cardazzo, chocolate clams, or almejas chocolatas, are often referred to as "Baja's seafood candy." Named for the uniform...

Mortgage Lifter is a classic heirloom tomato with a terrific tale. In 1940s Logan, West Virginia, a radiator repairman crossed four of the biggest tomatoes he could find to produce this beauty....

Cherokee purple is the name of a cultivar of tomato, unusual for the deep purple/red hue of its fruit. It was one of the first of the "black" color group of tomatoes. It is also unusual in being...

Available throughout the year, Pacific Bigeye Tuna are dark blue on the back and white on the bottom. This species of tuna measures up to 6.5 feet long and is very similar to yellowfin tuna in...

Blue butt pigs are a cross between a Hampshire pig and either a Yorkshire or a Chester White pig. These pigs are white in color with gray or bluish bottoms. This type of pig makes up the bulk of...

The American Yorkshire, a breed of domestic pig, is the American version of the Yorkshire pig (now usually known as the English Large White pig), light pink in color, with erect ears, and the most...

Chinook, a.k.a. King Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) are the most highly prized salmon in the culinary world. They’re the largest of five species Pacific salmon and the most expensive. In North...

Haddock are found on both sides of the North Atlantic. In the western North Atlantic, they’re found from Newfoundland to Cape May, New Jersey, and are most abundant on Georges Bank and in the Gulf...

Yellowfin tuna are found in tropical and subtropical oceans around the world. They’re highly migratory, capable of swimming across an entire ocean (and across international borders). The United...

White eggplant is most readily distinguished by its size, coloring and flavor. Its familiar shape has curves like a bell and its coloring notably egg white with a flesh the color of cream. White...

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