Wegmans touts Local Ocean bronzini


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
April 8, 2012

In Wegmans’ “Products We Love” blog on Monday, Mary Ellen Burris, the retailer’s senior VP of consumer affairs, touted the fish raised by Local Ocean, which built the world’s first and only commercial zero-discharge, 100 percent recirculating aquaculture system.

Burris recently visited Local Ocean’s Hudson, N.Y., facility, where six species of fish are raised — European sea bass (bronzini), black sea bass, white sea bass, amberjack, summer flounder and royal dorade. The fish are grown in a 100 percent controlled saltwater eco-system that replicates the natural environment.

“Local Ocean folks … demonstrate such passion about sustainability but also local relationships. They believe in doing the right thing for the fish, the environment, the community and the customer, who wants to know where the fish come from. If you haven’t tried the bronzini in our seafood counters yet, give it a try; it’s a mild, tender fish perfect for grilling,” wrote Burris.

Wegmans operates 79 supermarkets in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and Massachusetts.

Click here to read Burris’ blog entry in its entirety >

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