Pacifico Aquaculture's "True Striped Bass" has been certified by the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Heart Check program, the company said Tuesday.

The AHA established the Heart Check Food Certification Program in 1995 to give consumers an easy, reliable way to identify foods that can be building blocks of a heart-healthy diet.

Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.

Pacifico's True Striped Bass has nearly double the minimum requirement (500mg/85g) of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids required to receive AHA certification. One serving of Pacifico's bass provides 952mgs/85g of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids.

The fish are raised in open-ocean waters adjacent to the marine sanctuary Isla Todos Santos off of the coast of Ensenada in Baja California, Mexico.

Los Angeles-based private equity firm Butterfly acquired Pacifico Aquaculture in 2018.

Founded in 2010 and based in Baja California, Mexico, Pacifico is a leading producer of ocean-raised striped bass. Pacifico's striped bass is sold through distributors, retailers and restaurants across North America.

Butterfly specializing in the food sector, focusing on four target verticals: agriculture & aquaculture, food & beverage products, food distribution and foodservice.