Baja Hiramasa (Farmed Yellowtail)
The buttery texture and bright, mild flavor of our Baja farmed yellowtail (Seriola lalandi) – also known as Hiramasa and Amberjack in the marketplace – is similar to Hawaiian Kampachi (Seriola rivoliana), and provides a slightly less fatty alternative to its Japanese cousin, Hamachi (Seriola quniqueradita). Because of its nice fat content and thin fillets, this fish is perfect for small plate presentations. We have found that the best applications are sushi, sashimi, crudo and pan seared. Fish typically range from 4 to 8 lbs.
Baja Hiramasa is harvested by Baja Seas, the first complete cycle yellowtail farm in the Americas. The state-of-the-art aquaculture facility in Baja California Sur Mexico includes grow-out pens in Magdalena Bay, and a hatchery where future seed will be produced. Original stock was provided by Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute – renowned for developing methods for raising high-value marine fin fish species and sustainable ocean practices.
Baja Seas’ use of innovative management and technology ensures minimal environmental impact. For example, Recirculating Aquaculture Systems decrease pollution and disease, and semi-automated feeders and feed cameras prevent overfeeding. Fish are raised without medicants, growth hormones or other such products; and feed is comprised of fishmeals, fishoils, wheat flour, corn gluten meal, pea proteins, canola oil, dried yeast, vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Fishmeals and fishoils are sourced from sustainable sources of fisheries with regulated quotas.
Primary Product FormsWhole, Fillets
Magdelena Bay, Baja California
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Mild and clean tasting
Firm yet buttery