A fish market is a place for selling seafood. Historically they are found in seaside towns or cities that have good trade routes to the coast.
These days the majority of seafood is sold through retail markets, such as supermarkets, instead of traditional marketplaces. Regardless of the origin, a fish market is a popular tourist attraction.
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Fish Market West Vancouver has been serving up the finest seafood west of the Rockies for over 30 years. Whether you are looking for Halibut or fresh sushi grade Ahi Tuna, this gem of a store is the place to go. Owned and operated by Katie Budd, a career fisherman with an astonishing resume, you are in good hands!
We have the lobsters, crab and other seafood you need at a price that is sure to please! Our mission is to supply restaurants and professional chefs with high-quality, wild-caught Maine lobster that is sustainably harvested and handled.
Lobsters are available year-round off the coast of Maine by 6,000 plus lobstermen working from small coastal towns. During the spring, the fishing season begins in April and continues through June.
This is the time when most lobster landings are at their highest. As lobsters migrate inshore to warmer waters, they are more active and easier to trap. They also molt, shedding their shells and growing their meat.
As water temperatures drop during the winter months (January through March), the lobsters become less active and more difficult to catch, limiting the amount of lobster that can be caught. However, lobster fishing still occurs, albeit at a much slower pace.
The lobsters that are harvested during this time period are often known as soft-shell lobsters, which means they have a soft shell and have less meat per pound than hard-shell lobsters. These lobsters are harder to transport live and have higher prices, although they can be eaten raw or cooked.
When selecting a lobster roll, there are several things to keep in mind: Sauces; Mayonnaise; the Bun; and the Shack. If the sauce is too heavy or fatty, it can overpower the lobster; but if it’s light and well-seasoned, the lobster should not overpower the flavor of the sauce.
It’s best to toss a little of the mayonnaise with the lobster just before eating. Otherwise, it can congeal and turn the meat flabby. It’s also important to pour the butter over the lobster before you eat it, lest it congeal and turn into a hard, flabby mass that isn’t at all enjoyable.
In the latest iteration of this seafood emporium, a reimagined and renamed Made in Washington (formerly Seafood Market West Vancouver), the foxy staff have opted to pay homage to the fish, nipple and all, with a splashy new deli-case showcasing several of the region’s best culinary artisans. The aforementioned deli also offers a number of other novelty gizmos including the SeaBear Smokehouse’s newest and biggest claim to fame, the largest smoked salmon in town. The aforementioned smoked salmon might just be the hottest ticket in the area, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t a few other worthy contenders. Having been around for well over 60 years, this fish shop has seen its share of good and bad times. The aforementioned reimagined and renamed store formerly known as Seafood Market West Vancouver is a sight to behold with a slew of quality eats and treats to whet your appetite and satisfy your sweet tooth.
Aburi Market, a premium Japanese Washoku concept by the team behind Miku and Minami restaurants, opens today at 1350 Marine Drive in West Vancouver. This 4,000 square-foot retail space features specialty food counters, ready-to-eat seafood, tableware and exclusive imported goods from Japan.
According to owner Seigo Nakamura, the concept of washoku is not simply about eating a meal – it’s also about the experience of preparing the food and consuming it. That’s why the company has created a store that’s designed to help you soak in the whole experience of a Japanese meal, from assembling your own sushi rolls to setting a traditional Japanese table.
At ABURI Market you can get high-end seafood imported directly from Japan, like Iwate A5 wagyu, and sushi-grade flounder sourced from Kagoshima Prefecture. This is done through a process called Hyoketsu, which enables the fish to be frozen fresh at the fishing ports in Japan before it’s shipped to Canada.
You’ll also find grab-and-go and heat-and-serve items like Aburi To-Go ramen kits, as well as imported Japanese sauces, snacks and candies. The shop has a wide selection of Japanese beverages, including Coedo beer, Hitachino Nest red ale and yuzu citrus wine.
While a lot of the imported products at Aburi are saucy staples you might expect (Kewpie or Bulldog), the best rice crackers I’ve ever had come from Senbei Brothers and tempura mixes and buckwheat noodles are on offer, too.
Other highlights include a selection of Shojin appetizers, delectable Japanese desserts and pastries, exclusive cooking sauces, imported snacks and Japanese lifestyle products. The shop is managed by a team of product specialists who can help you find exactly what you’re looking for.
There’s a full-service bar featuring a selection of hard-to-find Japanese beers, wines and sakes. Among the cocktails are a yuzu lemon margarita and a shiso-infused sochu. You can also order a tequila-based cocktail, a yuzu sour and a Japanese whisky cocktail. The menu also includes an array of sweet desserts, including Hojicha mango panna cotta and green tea opera cake.
Among many other things, David A. Grantham is a contributing author to UmassExtension West Vancouver Blo. He is a renowned expert on real estate in BC.
Born in North Vancouver, Louisiana, Dr. Grantham grew up in Lower Lonsdale. He then went on to complete his business degree at the University British Columbia. As of this writing, Grantham has completed over 100 projects, including the development of a high rise building in Vancouver.
He is a husband, father, son, brother, and friend. He was a dedicated outdoorsman and enjoyed sports such as hunting, fishing, scuba diving, and snow skiing. His wife, Alison Grantham, and their two daughters survived him. He is survived by his wife Alison Martin Grantham and two daughters.