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United Sates Seafood Availability Chart

This is an excellent web site for chefs with all kinds of useful charts and information.  Source: cmcchef.com.

Article by: Barbara Bowman


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West Coast U.S. Seafood Availability Chart


SPECIES
MARKET FORMS
AVAILABILITY
ORIGIN
Albacore
Whole/Dressed
July-October
OR-WA
Ling/True Cod
Dressed/Filet/Steak
Year
AK-CA-OR-WA
Flounder/Sole
Whole/Dressed/Filet
Year
 CA-OR-WA
Halibut*
Whole/Filet/Steak
April-September
AK-WA 
Ocean Perch
Dressed/Filet
Year
CA-OR-WA
Rockfish/Snapper
Round/Dressed/Filet/Steak
Year
 CA-OR-WA
Chinook/King Salmon*
Dressed/Filet/Steak
April-October
AK-CA-OR-WA
Coho/Silver Salmon*
Dressed/Filet/Steak
May-November
AK-CA-OR-WA
Sockeye & Pink Salmon
Dressed/Filet/Steak
 May-September
AK-OR-WA
Chum/Keta Salmon
Dressed/Filet/Steak
May-December 
AK-WA 
Shad
Dressed
April-June 
OR-WA 
Blue Shark
Filet/Steak
Year 
CA-OR 

Bonito Shark

Filet/Steak

May-October

CA

Soupfin Shark
Filet/Steak
 May-October
OR-CA 

Mako Shark

Filet/Steak

May-October

CA

Thresher Shark 

Filet/Steak

May-October

CA

Pacific Smelt
Round
July-August 
WA 
Columbia River Smelt
Round/Dressed
 January-March
 OR-WA
Swordfish*
Chunks/Steak
May-December 
CA 
Trout, Various
Dressed/Boned/Filet
Year 
 ID-OR
Clams, Various
Whole/Shucked
 Year
WA-OR 
Dungeness Crab*
Whole/Picked Meat
December-September 
 AK-CA-OR-WA
King Crab
Whole/Legs/Meat
 September-March
AK 
Crawfish
Whole/Tails
Year 
 CA-OR-WA
Octopus
Dressed
 Year
CA-OR-WA 
Oysters, Various
Whole/Shucked
 Year
CA-OR-WA 
Sea Scallops
Shucked
 Year
 OR-WA
Pacific Bay Shrimp
Cooked & Peeled

 April-October

AK-CA-OR-WA

Calamari Squid
Whole/Cleaned Tubes

Jan-March/May-Nov

CA-OR 

* Limited Availability, depending on Quota

Availability may overlap because of allocations and timing of runs, especially Pacific Halibut & Wild Salmon.
Mollusks could also be affected because of water temperature and resulting red tide.

East Coast and Gulf Region United Sates Seafood Availability Chart


SPECIES
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
COD
HADDOCK
POLLOCK
FLOUNDER
SOLE
WHITING
HAKE
SEA BASS
STRIPER
MACKEREL
CALICOS 
BAY SCALLOPS
SEA SCALLOPS
MUSSELS
LOBSTERS
SQUID
OYSTERS
GULF-SHRIMP
ROCK SHRIMP
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LDGourmet

8/29/2010
This is a great resource. I cited it in my article on striper with fines herbes. Thank you!

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