Atlantic Herring

Atlantic Herring

Scientific Name: Clupea harengus harengus
Catch Location: U.S. Atlantic (New England)
Catch Method: Purse Seine

Lab Analysis:
  Moisture Pct.: 76.02
  Protein Pct.: 17.59
  Total Fat Pct.: 4.52
  Total Ash Pct.: 1.87
  Carbs Pct.: 0
  Calories Cal/100g: 111

GREEN RATING – BEST CHOICE

Atlantic Herring (Clupea harengus harengus) is a wild caught product in the North Atlantic. It is caught between October and May. In the Northwest Atlantic, herring is one of the most important prey items for marine mammals, seabirds and predatory fishes. They are also fished and canned for human consumption. With herring in such high demand, recent studies have suggested that current catch levels could be having a profound impact on the health of the ecosystem. Populations range in the North Atlantic from the Carolinas northward to Greenland and spanning to the Baltic States. The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch has issued a “best choice” rating for Atlantic Herring.

All Atlantic Herring provided by Bionic Zoo & Aquarium are caught with a purse seine and pumped into onboard chill tanks using a fish vacuum. Next, they are immediately transported back to a state of the art, HACCP approved packing facility where they are directly placed into their appropriate packaging and blast frozen. Upon completion of freezing, the seafood is transported to either a storage facility or directly to the customer on trucks maintaining 0° F to -10° F, which is the same temperature standard used throughout the entire process from initial freezing to delivery to the customer.