At FreshDirect, it’s important to bring our customers seafood that’s not only great-tasting and fresh, but sustainable too. When it comes to swordfish, we source it from Nova Scotia, from the first swordfish fishery to be certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). Here, fishermen use a traditional fishing method, harpooning, where swordfish are […]
We traveled to the vibrant city of Reykjavik, Iceland to visit our partner, IceMar. Although remotely settled on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, Iceland is only a few hours by plane from New York City. And given the country’s commitment to sustainable fishing practices and its abundance of wild-caught species, there is no better […]
Blue Island Oyster Company owner Chris Quartuccio first began digging for clams when he was 12. In 1995, he began scuba diving for natural oysters in the Long Island Sound and delivering them fresh every day to restaurants in New York City. Two decades later, the Blue Island Oyster Company is widely regarded as the […]
Our fish team recently headed out to sea in Alaska to learn about the local fish species. In addition to catching a 45 lb king salmon (the largest catch of the day!), the team landed halibut, Alaskan red snapper, and cod. Our Senior Fish Buyer, Mike Kanter, shared his first-hand fresh adventure with us below.
Our seafood experts, David and Jeff, were in Alaska late last week to check on (and catch!) this season’s wild Alaskan salmon from the Copper River. Copper River salmon are among the richest, tastiest fish in the world. And they can’t come any fresher—the fish that David and Jeff caught are in our stores right […]