Cod: The Staple Fish of the North Atlantic

Cod is the staple fish of the North Atlantic. It has a long history as the fish that fed entire medieval populations, allowed the Vikings and other Europeans to become world explorers, and continues to be a source of nutritious, healthy food to a wide variety of...

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Monkfish 101

  Monkfish, also known as anglerfish, goosefish, or bellyfish, may be the ugliest fish in the sea. They have huge heads, tiny eyes, and an enormous mouth filled with razor sharp teeth. They are also equipped with a fleshy growth on the front of their head used to lure...

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Cusk: An Under Appreciated Whitefish

                          Cusk, often thought of as a good replacement for cod, really should be more popular in its own right. It resides in the same family as the most popular white fish; haddock, pollock, and cod. Cusk also resembles its relatives through its head,...

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Swordfish 101

    Currently we receive our swordfish from the North Atlantic waters of both the US and Canada, as well as some being imported from South America. North Atlantic Swordfish are a very sustainable fish species, completely managed by the NOAA Fisheries and Atlantic...

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Halibut: The Largest Flatfish

Halibut are the largest flatfish in the ocean, growing up to 9 feet in length and weighing up to 600 pounds! There are two different species, Pacific and Atlantic. As with other flatfish, both eyes are located on the one side of their bodies, because these fish are...

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Haddock: A fish we know and love

The vast majority of our customers know and love haddock. It’s an extremely popular, tasty white fish, and it’s a staple here in the northeast US. Haddock is often mistaken for cod, as they are very similar fish. One way to know the difference is to look for the...

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Arctic Char: The Salmon Look Alike

Arctic Char is a close relative to the brook trout, found from Northern Canada to Scandinavia. Due to the popularity of Arctic Char for food consumption, they are often farmed, as well. They are silver in color, and their bellies become a beautiful vibrant red during...

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Flounder: Everything you need to know

Flounder are considered flatfish. All flatfish have both eyes on one side of their head. Every flatfish starts as a round fish, with eyes on either side of the head, but as they grow and mature into bottom dwellers, one eye migrates. With this comes other changes in...

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Shad Roe: What is it?

The arrival of shad roe is our reminder that tulips and longer days are right around the corner. It is a delicacy that is found on the east coast just as soon as the weather starts to turn for the better. The season can be anywhere from February to May, depending upon...

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John Dory: Everything you need to know

John Dory is often considered one of the ugliest fish in the world, with absolutely no relatives that we know of. It is an extremely thin, flat bodied, greyish-green fish, with an oval shape. It has 10 spines that run the length of the top of its body and has a...

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Wester Ross Salmon

Here at Harbor Fish, we carry an excellent variety of salmon products.  This week we are highlighting Wester Ross Fisheries. As we approach Easter, everyone is looking for the perfect dish that will wow their guests at the Easter party.  Traditionally, ham is, and has...

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Day Boat Scallops

In shore Maine scallop season is coming to an end, so we figured we would shed some light on these sweet, jewels of the sea. Scallops are far more resourceful than one may think. Firstly, did you know that they have the ability to swim? Youtube it, it’s adorable! The...

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Buying Fish 101

In an ideal world, you would always trust what the tag says when purchasing seafood. Unfortunately, consumers have every right to be skeptical. Some fish markets operate unethically, trying to pass off lower quality, or older fish, asa freshly caught product. Here at...

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The Granddaddy of ’em All

"Harbor Fish is the granddaddy of all best New England seafood markets." Thanks, NewEngland.com! We're proud of what we do, and proud to do it in Maine. Click to read: NewEngland.com 10 Best New England Seafood...

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Welcome to the new HarborFish.com!

Are you as excited as we are?! We think this new site represents who we are, and imparts the feeling of walking through our door on Custom House Wharf. Best of all, you can order live lobster to be shipped right in our online store. We know, you're congratulating us...

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