Our fresh wild bluefin tuna sashimi loins are frequently
used to make the highest quality maguro sushi in sushi bars. We are currently
carrying a limited supply of bluefin and expect to be in short supply this
season. The wild bluefin is more seasonal than farmed. If you plan on
searing/cooking tuna, we suggest ordering yellowfin tuna instead of the bluefin
tuna. Bluefin has a much higher fat content, which produces a stronger fish
taste and aroma when cooked.
Bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) are found all over the
world, usually in deeper offshore waters. They can get as large as 6 feet and
300 pounds but they average 60 to 100 pounds. Tuna are extremely active fish
and travel thousands of miles through diverse environments. It is this activity
that contributes to wild-caught tuna’s unique taste, texture, and nutritional
value when compared to its fattier farm-raised brothers. Wild Pacific bluefin
are also smaller than farm-raised, ranging from 15-25 pounds.
Our fresh and live seafood products are as fresh as you
can get because we purchase directly from reputable fishermen in California and
Baja California who take great pride in providing the highest quality seafood.
The seafood is caught and immediately iced or brought to our live tanks until
you order. We package it with care, keep it cold in insulated boxes and ship it
overnight with FedEx so that it reaches your door fresher than what you would
find at the vast majority of most supermarkets and restaurants.
Currently, we only offer Pacific Bluefin Tuna. While overfishing of Mediterranean Bluefin has greatly threatened the species, Pacific Bluefin Stocks are well managed and are not at risk for overfishing. Please read this material on Pacific Bluefin to gain a better idea of why we have decided to continue to offer Bluefin Tuna: