Being fishermen at heart, we want to ensure the future availability of seafood and make responsible seafood purchasing a core value of our operation. Our fish are always the most pristine quality available as we purchase directly from fisherman, in season, at the peak of quality and freshness.
HARPOONED BY "PILIKIA"
We operate our own commercial fishing boat, the Pilikia. The Pilikia, which means “trouble” in Hawaiian, has been the #1 harpoon swordfishing boat on the west coast for many years. She was custom built in Hoquiam, Washington and will be supplying our Bluewater Grill Restaurants with direct access to the freshest swordfish for the summer season. The Pilikia will ply the local waters off Catalina and the Channel Islands looking to harpoon “The Gladiator Fish.” Selectively harvesting mature fish and processing them only minutes later, the fish is quick cooled in “on board” refrigerators and rushed to the restaurants that same day. Bluewater Grill’s Pilikia gives “real” meaning to “from our boat to your plate”. The freshness, quality and flavor are as good as it gets. Come in and taste the difference!
- To source fish from sustainable fisheries, predominately from those recognized by science based certification and advisory programs such as Monterrey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch, the Safina Center and Seafood for the Future.
- To aim for all our seafood to be from sources approved by MSC/MBA/SFF
- To purchase aquacultured (farm raised) seafood from the best quality, "Best Aquaculture Practices" certified operations.
Our suppliers are selected on the grounds that they have a sustainable approach to purchasing from fishermen whose fish must come from fisheries using environmentally responsible harvesting methods. We choose species that we are confident are sustainable in the area from which they are harvested.