Atlantic salmon from Chile?

The other day we received an email from a customer inquiring about Atlantic salmon.  He had picked up a package of Atlantic salmon and noticed that it had the words, “Product of Chile,” printed on it.  He wondered how this could possibly be, as Chile is situated on the Pacific, not Atlantic, Ocean?

 Consumed by Seafood

My life has been consumed by seafood.


I’ve always enjoyed seafood.  Some of my earliest food memories involve things Piscean, from the fried flounder at Grandpa’s favorite restaurant, “The Syracuse” (located, oddly enough, in Buffalo, NY) to tagging after my older brothers on various trout streams in Western Pennsylvania, to family celebrations at Barnacle Bill’s on West 12th Street in Erie, PA.


I remember stopping after church at that upstart restaurant, McDonald’s, for Filet-O-Fish sandwiches, fries, and milkshakes all around.  Imagine my delight, over twenty years later, to work as Research Chef for Friendly’s, where I had unlimited access to Fishamajig sandwiches on “set ups”.  It helped, at the time, to be blessed with a younger man’s metabolism!

 Welcome to SpyHop!

Welcome to the newly enhanced SpyHop blog by Orca Bay Seafoods!

orcabayseafoods-spyhop-banner Orca Bay has been in business for over 25 years and with that much time we’re bound to accumulate some knowledge of our industry. Some of you may know that we do a monthly newsletter on the happenings of the seafood industry, mainly targeting specific species of seafood, how they are selling and the predictions for the up and coming seasons.


We’re taking that same principal and expanding it and putting it out for you to read, share and follow. Whether it is our monthly species update, insider news and tips, hot new recipes, tips and insights from our chef or just whatever is on our mind, you’ll be able to find it here. So thank you for reading and enjoy our new blog! Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and be like our Facebook page while you’re here!


- Orca Bay Seafoods