Wild Steelhead on the menu on the banks of the Deschutes River

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Ryan Buccola, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. Ryan Buccola

    Ryan Buccola I ain't broke but brother I am badly bent

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2006
    Messages:
    229
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Bend Oregon
    Home Page:
    Fellas...time to start writing letters and calling. Saturday night i went to Zydeco in downtown Bend. Great place...until I saw wild columbia river steelhead on the menu. I explained to the very nice server that it was like serving Bald Eagle. She couldn't believe that an establishment that prides themselves in being green and cool and instep with conservation issues would be serving an endangered species. Here is the link.


    http://www.zydecokitchen.com/index.html

    I am not sure who is the supplier, but that would be the next place to act.

    Please support wild fish.

    :beathead:
     
  2. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2007
    Messages:
    6,794
    Likes Received:
    2,390
    Location:
    Vancouver , wa
    Home Page:
    Columbia River "steelhead" is almost always the pen raised fish from the Colville tribe. Should check with their manager to make sure, because Columbia River steelhead is ESA listed, and could get someone in a LOT of trouble for selling it.
     
  3. Ryan Buccola

    Ryan Buccola I ain't broke but brother I am badly bent

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2006
    Messages:
    229
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Bend Oregon
    Home Page:
    Evan-will check. Menu titled "Wild Columbia River Steelhead" big as shit.
     
  4. bouface

    bouface Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2005
    Messages:
    128
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Yep, menu definitely says "wild." Either it's the pen-raised triploids (and a big no-no to claim it is "wild"), or it is "wild," and a big no-no all around. Ryan, let us know what you find out so we can follow up with the restaurant.
     
  5. miyawaki

    miyawaki Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2002
    Messages:
    3,441
    Likes Received:
    1,454
    Location:
    Kent, Washington, USA.
    As an old advertising guy, I would make that claim for anything not pen-raised. So ask questions of the the proprietor before teeing off on him.

    Leland.
     
  6. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2007
    Messages:
    6,794
    Likes Received:
    2,390
    Location:
    Vancouver , wa
    Home Page:
    A screenshot of the menu
     
  7. TomB

    TomB Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2004
    Messages:
    1,642
    Likes Received:
    91
    Location:
    seattle,wa
    a few possibilities:

    1. It is frozen wild caught (wild or hatchery) steelhead from last summer's tribal commercial fishery

    2. It is farmed steelhead from the colville's or elsewhere

    3. It is wild steelhead from elsewhere
     
  8. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2010
    Messages:
    5,190
    Likes Received:
    3,152
    Location:
    m-ville
    this is why I eat at Mcdonalds ,It's cheap and there are no enviormental issues on thier menu
     
  9. Dehlan G

    Dehlan G Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2009
    Messages:
    343
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    UW
    Haha. Nothing beats a McMuffin on the way to the river. Seriously though, there are plenty of environmental problems with feedlots.
     
  10. Jim Darden

    Jim Darden Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2004
    Messages:
    1,247
    Likes Received:
    454
    Location:
    Bellingham, Wa.
    Don't worry......I never eat at feed lots.........:)
     
  11. Derek Young

    Derek Young Emerging Rivers Guide Services

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2009
    Messages:
    3,428
    Likes Received:
    1,981
    Location:
    Ellensburg, WA
    Home Page:
    McDonald's isn't real food, and what they do offer are full of environmental issues.
     
  12. Charlie Erdman

    Charlie Erdman In search of steel

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2004
    Messages:
    354
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    K. Falls, OR
    any get the latest on this..i.e. where the fish are coming from, etc.?
     
  13. Steve Saville

    Steve Saville Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2009
    Messages:
    3,224
    Likes Received:
    782
    Location:
    Tacoma, WA
    This puts me in mind of my favorite seafood restaurant. They had, for a long time, a menu item called "Atlantic King Salmon". UHHHHHHHH, what's that? I always eat the Fried Oysters anyway but I was really thrown for a loop when I saw that. It's since been replaced with a Sockeye fillet.
     
  14. Jamie Wilson

    Jamie Wilson Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2006
    Messages:
    2,031
    Likes Received:
    891
    Location:
    Arlington WA
    I saw steelhead fillets in Hagens yesterday. The guy said it was farmed. Looked like the real thing to me. Don't a lot of those Colville triploids have messed up tails?