285 Lb Halibut must see!

A sight to see! a 285 Lb Halibut was landed by the FV Sea Zone in the Gulf of Alaska by Captain Andrei Marushev and his crew.

The very last hook they were pulling in at the anchor was exceptionally difficult. The crew come to find out that the last hook had a 285 lbs halibut on it. The rule of thumb is that for every 100 lbs a halibut is 30 year old so this fish must be about 75+ years old.

This beast is on it’s way to the river Rock Casino in Richmond BC.

Here are some pictures of the fish being offloaded in Alaska and at our Plant in Richmond (click on the picture to enlarge it)

Join 7seas at Eat! Fraser Valley Sept 16-18, 2011

(Photo: Kim Ho imonlyhereforthefood.com)

Join 7seas at Eat! Fraser Valley this weekend Sept 16-18, 2011 at Tradex Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford BC. The 7seas team will be on site with samples, recipe ideas and product you can purchase at the event. This is a great chance for you to check out some of our new products and learn about our sustainable practices.
Part of the proceeds at the event will go to BC Cancer Foundation.

EAT! Fraser Valley is the largest consumer food, beverage and cooking festival in suburban Vancouver. The food show features food, beverage and kitchen goods exhibitors along with wineries, breweries, restaurants, cooking demonstrations, wine and cheese seminars, and cookbook authors.

Location: Tradex Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford BC
(Next to the Abbotsford International Airport) or 1190 Cornell St Abbotsford, BC V2T 6H5 in your GPS
Show hours: Friday, 2 to 9 pm; Saturday, 11 am to 9 pm; and Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm.

For more info go here

Thanks to all that made Eat! Vancouver a great success!

Thank you to everyone that joined 7seas at Eat! Vancouver during the June 10-12, 2011 weekend at the new Vancouver Convention Centre. The 7seas team was out in full force with samples, recipe ideas and products to purchase. The delicious fresh sockeye sliders and authentic wild Mexican grilled prawns were a big hit. With your help we were able to raise $1,025 for the BC Cancer Foundation as 50% of sales at the event went to support this great cause.

For those that were not able to join us, please come by any one of our retail stores and check out our selection of great seafood including fresh sockeye and wild Mexican prawns. You will also have the opportunity to learn about our new products and our sustainable practices. For details on our stores including location and hours of operation click here.

EAT! Vancouver encompasses unique food experiences, opportunities to learn behind-the-scenes culinary magic from professional chefs, dynamic entertainment through celebrity chef cooking demonstrations and culinary competitions, diverse food, beverage and cooking related exhibits; and of course fantastic shopping opportunities.

Copper River salmon is here!

The first fresh sockeye salmon of the season is here. 7 Seas is now featuring fresh air flown World Famous Copper River Sockeye. Hurry, because it will be gone in a few weeks.

Why all the fuss? What makes this fish world famous? Copper River Sockeye Salmon is caught in the waters of the Copper River Delta near the town of Cordova, Alaska. The river is a long river, forcing the Copper River Salmon to store large amounts of fat in order survive their long journey to the spawning grounds. It is this fat that gives the fish its rich flavour and it is the fat that is high in omega-3 oils making Copper River Sockeye Salmon a healthy addition to any diet.

New Product – Pacific Grill

Introducing our newest product…

What a trio! Alaskan Coho salmon, Local Albacore tuna, and Alaskan Blackcod (sablefish) all lightly salted and lightly smoked ready to grill on the barbecue or in the oven. This is designed for those that want a quick gourmet meal with no hassles. They come frozen on a pre-soaked cedar grill. They thaw very quickly and are cooked in 12-15 minutes. What an excellent way to add gourmet tasting, healthy protein to a meal.

For more info click here.

For your convenience, Cedar Grillers are now available at the following locations:
7 Seas Fish Markets:
7 Seas fish market 4th Avenue, Vancouver
7 Seas fish market 152 St., South Surrey
Multiple Location Markets:
Choices Markets, for locations click here.
Nesters Market, for locations click here.
On the North Shore:
Blue Seas Fish Market, North Vancouver
Westlynn Meats & Seafood, North Vancouver
Stong’s Market on Dunbar, Vancouver
Inlet Seafoods, Port Moody
Superior Seafoods, Ladner
Whistler’s Creekside Market, Whistler

7 Seas announces partnership with Boathouse Restaurants

From Left to Right: Hanif Mamdani, General Mgr. Boathouse Kitsilano, Mike McDermid, Ocean Wise Program Manager, George Heras President 7Seas, Michael Heras Vice president 7Seas Photo: by Novak Rogic

British Columbia’s leading wholesale and retail seafood supplier announced today the company will be expanding its supply of sustainable seafood to include Boathouse Restaurants, a Vancouver based chain with several locations in Greater Vancouver.

George Heras, President of 7 Seas said, “Sustainability is a key focus at 7 Seas and we’re thrilled to be working with Boathouse Restaurants towards a common goal of providing quality seafood to consumers that also minimizes the overall impact on the environment.” 7 Seas works closely with sustainable interest groups such as; Ocean Wise, SeaChoice and the Marine Stewardship Council for sourcing the best in sustainable seafood and educating the public about its benefits.

“This partnership is a great fit for us, we share a common goal to provide quality seafood to our customers and we are committed to sustainable fishing methods and the Ocean Wise principals. We know we can depend on 7 Seas to source and provide the best in seafood choices for all of our restaurants,” said Kelly Gordon, Chief Operating Officer, The Boathouse Restaurant Group. 7 Seas will be providing Boathouse restaurants with a majority of their seafood including Queen Charlottes Troll Springs, Alaskan Sockeye, Local Halibut, Albacore Tuna, Northern Hook and line caught ling cod, Northern Sablefish, Saltspring Island Mussels, Island Manilla Clams, Island Oysters, Local Qualicum Island Scallops, Dungeness crab meat, Hook and line caught Ahi Tuna all sustainable and Ocean Wise approved.

To view the full news release click here.

Event: Sunday MAY 30th Celebrate Spring at Our South Surrey Retail Location

Join us on Sunday May 30th, 2010 at our South Surrey Location (2990 152 St. just off Hwy 99). Fun for the whole family. For more more click here.

Special Guest Chef Ann Kirsebom will be on hand to cook our Farmed Belize prawns with her gourmet sauces from 12 until 4. Make sure you stop by and sample these fabulous prawns. For more on chef Ann and her gourmet sauces click here.

Welcome to the new 7seas.ca

Welcome to the new 7seas.ca. We hope to make the site a place for you to stop by and learn about and get ideas of how to integrate seafood in your lives. Seafood can be intimidating. One of the missions of 7seas.ca is to show you how simple cooking with seafood can be. George will be cooking up a storm in the 7seas test kitchen. The first recipe George has chosen is Belize shrimp Mexican style. Check it out for yourself here.

We also, aim to make 7seas.ca a place of learning. From the benefits of seafood to sustainability issues, they are all discussed and explained here.