Where do we ship?
In most cases, your seafood will be vacuum sealed in one pound packages so if your order was 5 pounds of Salmon fillet; you would receive (5) one pound packages unless you specify otherwise. Your seafood then goes into one of our custom size styrofoam boxes with a sufficient amount of frozen gel packs (we do not use dry ice). This box is then put into a corrugated cardboard box. Your order is packaged to withstand a 2-day transist even though we ship only overnight to ensure you receive the freshest products.
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When will my order ship?
With the exception of holidays; all orders placed Monday - Thursday before noon will ship that same day for delivery the next day. For more shipping information, click here:
What if my order gets lost or delayed?
We have direct communication with UPS and FedEx if something does goes wrong in the transit of your package. In the event your shipment gets loss/delayed causing product loss your payment will be refunded immediately. If you're not happy with the quality of your seafood, simply contact us within 24 hours for a return authorization and return your product for a full store credit.
Is your seafood sustainable?
Sustainable seafood is a hot topic these days. "Sustainability" is based on a simple principle - meeting today's needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs; for example, using a resource but leaving some for the future. In terms of seafood, this means catching or farming seafood responsibly with consideration for the long-term health of the environment and the livelihoods of the people that depend upon the environment. Giovanni's Fish Market & Galley is dedicated of sourcing seafood that is caught using environmentally friendly catch.
We do not use Dry Ice as indicated above therefore products received will be partially thawed but kept cold enough from the frozen gel packs to be refrozen if desired.
Did you know?
Eating Seafood at least Twice a week can cut your chances of a heart attack by nearly 50%. That's HALF!
"Mercury" or more specifically Methylmercury, is a naturally occurring compound found not only in some seafood, but also Beef, Dairy, the soil, and even your own body. True - some elements including mercury, in high levels can be dangerous, specifically to human fetuses. A recent sample showed only one in twenty Swordfish actually contained a level of mercury exceeding 1 part per million. The truth is that according to the FDA consuming Tilefish, King Mackerel, or some Swordfish more than 3 times a week, isn't dangerous, but rather "not advisable" for pregnant women, or women who may become pregnant. http://www.mercuryfacts.org/ From the F.DA. Species Specific Mercury Levels
While some tunas are higher in mercury, Albacore Tuna whether canned, fresh or Frozen, contains a "NON DETECTABLE" (less than 0.01 ppm) amount of Mercury according to the FDA Study.
Are swordfish endangered?
BREAKING NEWS: NOAA Now Classifies Pacific Swordfish as "Sustainable"
I'm pregnant - what fish should I eat?
Limit your consumption of Swordfish, Mackerel, or Tilefish, to 2 times per week or less. Stay with Snapper, Halibut, Salmon, Cod or Lobster to name a few. These contain little or no mercury. Every one else not pregnant... Good news! You would have to eat Swordfish every day, for quite some time to even approach an "above -safe" level of mercury according to the FDA.
What's the truth behind Farmed Salmon & PCB's?
Polychlorinated biphenyls, commonly referred to as PCB's, occur in not only farmed Salmon, but also Wild fish, as well as Beef, Poultry, Pork, AND Dairy products. PCB's are colorless, have no smell and no taste. Salmon acquire PCB's from the food that they eat. PCB's occur in North American Salmon at about 10 parts per BILLION.
Are you Better off with Beef?
Not a Chance! Beef, Poultry, Pork, and Dairy all contain PCB's, While some Seafood contains PCB's, It is still a lean protein that offers Vitamins, mineral and nutrients, NOT found in other proteins. Salmon in Very Low in Saturated Fat, and Cholesterol , and is High in Anti-Oxidants, including Vitamin E, and C, reducing buildup of plaque in your arteries.
"Species Sustainability" What Does That Mean?
Simply put the definition is: "A rate of use, that does not exceed rates of re-generation." In short the fish are reproducing Faster than we are catching them.
Is our Ocean being over fished?
It depends on who you ask. Special interest groups funded by several trusts spend about $30,000,000.00 annually funding litigation, consumer boycotts, and lobbying to advance their view that most of the Seafood consumed in The United States, is not sustainable. However the National Fisheries Institute, a leading authority on world fish populations says exactly the opposite, In fact they say that almost all of the Globally bought seafood for the U.S. Market is already harvested at a rate that meets the worlds present demand WITHOUT compromising the ability of the species to re-generate for future generations.