Clean & Healthy.
At LOCAL OCEAN, we raise 6 varieties of clean and healthy salt water fish. Our fish are grown in a 100% controlled salt water ecosystem that replicates nature. The result is that our fish swim in an enclosed and natural environment that is a revolutionary development within the world of aquaculture. Our fish are a healthier alternative to wild caught, as LOCAL OCEAN fish are not exposed to coastal water pollutants, deep sea pollutants and heavy metals that wild fish are forced to endure.
Our products establish a new standard for “fresh fish”. We deliver our products via our own fleet of trucks, on the day they are harvested. Our facility and distribution protocols ensure “Day Boat” or “Top of the Catch” freshness. No other facility in the world has this advantage. Our fish are rich with healthy Omega-3 and Omega-6 nutrients.
Simply stated, and as endorsed by numerous world class chefs such Chef Noah Sheetz (Executive Chef at the Governor's Mansion in New York) and Chef Luc Pasquer (a Certified French Master Chef)and Executive Chef at Jack’s Oyster House in Albany, New York , “the freshness of Local Ocean fish is one of the main ingredients to our great tasting fish”.
A key component of our success is that we have partnered with Great Bay Aquaculture hatchery (www.gbanh.com). Great Bay is located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and is the first land based commercial marine fish hatchery in the U.S.. Great Bay was founded in 1995 and over the past 15 years, Great Bay has worked with the U.S. Government and several prestigious universities to develop and commercialize sustainable juvenile fish production of a variety of species which are available year round. Great Bay is recognized globally for both its high quality juveniles and R&D leadership position and has shipped millions of juvenile fish to 7 different countries and 13 different states. With the 2009 opening of LOCAL OCEAN’s zero discharge commercial salt water fish farm in Greenport NY (the world’s first such facility), Great Bay has become LOCAL OCEAN’s primary supplier of juveniles thus creating total vertical integration.
ROYAL DORADE (Sparus aurata)
Popularly Known in Spain as "Dorada", as "Dorade" in France, "Orata" in Italy and in other international markets as "Sea Bream", Royal Dorade is a very popular fish originally from the Mediterranean Sea. Royal Dorade are now being raised in LOCAL OCEAN’s Greenport NY facility.
SUMMER FLOUNDER (Paralichthys dentatus)
Often considered to be the most important flounder along the Atlantic coast. Summer Flounder are now being raised in LOCAL OCEAN’s Greenport NY facility.
AMBERJACK (Seriola Family)
Amberjacks are members of the "Seriola" family and are powerful world-wide swimmers found in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Amberjack is common in waters around California and Mexico. The Amberjack has a nice white color to its flesh and a buttery texture as a result of its high contents of omega 3 fatty acids. Currently, LOCAL OCEAN is researching three sub-species for commercial production to begin in the first half of 2012. These are:
"LOCAL OCEAN" California Yellowtail (Seriola lalandi)
"LOCAL OCEAN" Amberjack (Seriola dumerili)
"LOCAL OCEAN" Almaco Jack (Seriola rivoliana)
WHITE SEA BASS (Atractoscion nobilis)
White Sea Bass is a species within the Croaker family and is located in waters from Juneau Alaska to Baja California. The skin is silver, and the meat is white, larger fish are often filleted into steaks. A delicious fish, it is rarely enjoyed outside of California. White Sea Bass are now being raised in LOCAL OCEAN’s Greenport NY facility.
BLACK SEA BASS (Centropristis striata)
Black Sea Bass is considered to be one of the finest fish in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Black Sea Bass is mild with a firm texture, but tender at the same time. This species is also highly prized for sushi by the Japanese and for steaming whole in the Chinese cuisine.
EUROPEAN SEA BASS (Dicentrarchus labrax)
This is a popular Mediterranean Sea fish known in America by its Italian name "Branzino" and its French name "Loup de Mer". These fish have white tender meat with a soft salty flavor and play an important role in the Spanish, French, Greek and North-African cuisines. Branzino will come into production at our Greenport NY facility in the first half of 2011.