Pacifico Striped Bass – True Striped Bass

Morone saxatilis

Common Names: Stripers, Sunshine Bass, Rockfish and Suzuki

AVAILABILITY Frozen Fresh

SEASONAL AVAILABILITY

Year-Round Availability*

CATCH and COUNTRY of ORIGIN

Sustainable, Farmed Raised, Mexico

SIZING

Whole Fish
Hand Carved Fillets

FLAVOR PROFILE

• Mild, Savory Flavor with Delicate Richness

COOKING TECHNIQUES

• Grilling, Roasting, Broiling, Pan Searing, Frying, Steaming, Poaching, and Smoking

PRODUCT INFO

Pacifico is also the only dedicated pure breed Striped Bass hatchery in the world and the first marine finfish company in Mexico to obtain four-star certification for Best Aquaculture Practices. Four stars is the highest designation in the BAP program.

This supremely fresh and delicious Striped Bass is harvested and immediately put on ice in Baja California, Mexico, only a short boat ride from where it’s processed. This results in a wonderfully clean palette and a nice fire firm texture.

The fish is perfect to cook because the fat content allows for many preparation methods, including whole, raw, grilling, poaching, and braising. Cooked it has a flaky texture with skin that crisps beautifully.

Sustainably Raised off the shores of Baja California
The grow-out site is located near Todos Santos Island, eight miles off the coast of Ensenada, in Northern Baja California, Mexico. The location was carefully chosen for its ideal oceanic conditions, with significant protection from the elements due to its setting on the leeward side of the Island.

The location was also chosen for it’s proximity to the U.S. Being only 70 miles from the border results in supreme freshness as well as a much lower carbon footprint.

Deep Canyon Purity
The cold, clear, crystalline waters of the Pacific Ocean provide the ideal setting for healthy, high-quality fish.

Local underwater currents in this area, combined with proximity to a 250-meter submarine canyon, provide natural and sustainable cleansing of the site. The distance from the coastline ensures protection from land sourced contaminants and allows for isolation and site containment.

Marine Protein Diet
Pacifico’s Striped Bass diet is formulated to optimize fish welfare and fish-in-fish-out ratio.

The feed contains no land protein and utilizes trimmings from existing fisheries to minimize the use of wild fishmeal. Pacifico works closely to match the diet the fish would have in the wild for Striped Bass with a wonderful, natural taste.

*Product Can Not Be Sold in the State of New Jersey.