Spring Is Here
Boneless Shad and Halibut now in season 
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Pacific Halibut
Boneless Shad Fillet
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Welcome to the first issue of our newsletter.  Our goal in this and future issues is to inform you about seasonal fish currently available and offer new recipes.  We will also keep you informed about additions to our website such as cooking techniques and new menu items.
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Yes, Spring is here and the warmer weather and waters bring us two seasonal fish that many of you have waited a long winter to enjoy; Pacific Halibut and Boneless Shad fillet.
Pacific Halibut Now In Season
Halibut swimming 
Halibut Head Off
Pacific Halibut, Hippoglossus Stenolepis, is the largest member of the flounder family.  They can reach 8 feet long, 4 feet across, live to 40 years of age and top 600 pounds.  Market sizes, however, generally range from 10 to 200 pounds.
The oldest known male halibut was 27 years of age.  The female halibut grows at a quicker rate than males.  The age of a halibut is determined by counting the number of rings that have formed on the otolith (a bony structure located in a halibuts inner ear).
Typically halibut are longline-caught and found along the Pacific Coast from northern California to the Bering Sea.  They can also be found as west as Russia and the Sea of Japan.  Pacific halibut at Bralow's Fish come strictly from Alaska.  Alaskan fishermen alone have averaged annual landings over the past decade of 56 million pounds, according to the Alaskan Seafood Marketing Institute in Juneau.
Halibut is prized for its delicate, sweet flavor, snow-white color and firm, flaky meat.  It is an excellent source of high-quality protein and minerals, low in sodium, fat and calories.
Nutrition Information 
Serving Size: 3oz. (85 grams)
Calories 94
Calories from fat 19
Total Fat 2g
Cholesterol 27mg
Sodium 46mg
Total Carbohydrates 0g
Protein 18g
Boneless Shad Fillet Now In Season
Whole Atlantic Shad
Boneless Shad Fillet
Boneless Shad
Shad Roe
Shad Roe

Atlantic Shad, Alosa Sapidissima, is an anadromous species (meaning they spend most of their life in the sea but return to freshwater rivers to spawn).  They are distributed along the Atlantic Coast from southern Labrador to northern Florida.

Atlantic Shad undergo extensive seasonal migrations, moving into southern rivers for spawning beginning in January.  Throughout Spring and early Summer they progress to northern rivers where they began their own lives.  After spawning, shad migrate north along the coast to Canada where they feed during the Summer.
Shad have sweet, delicate flesh with many small bones.  We carry Boneless Shad Fillets so there is no need to worry about bones while enjoying this seasonal fish.  Of course you could always order a whole shad with a one-day notice.  While it does take more effort to stay clear of bones while eating a whole fish, many people find a stuffed baked shad has more flavor.
We also carry shad roe, which is considered a delicacy.  Shad roe are actually the eggs of female shad.  A picture of shad roe can be seen above.
Nutritional Information 
Serving Size: 3oz. (85 grams)
Calories 167
Calories from fat 105
Total fat 12g
Cholesterol 64mg
Sodium 43mg
Total Carbohydrates 0g
Protein 14g
Look for future emails of our Newsletters and special discounts.  Remember to visit our website on a regular basis.  We are continually updating our website with daily fresh fish selections and recipes.

Marc Bralow
Bralow's Fresh Fish & Seafood