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We purchase seafood from fishing ports and aquaculture farms all over the world. As part of our efforts to ensure sustainable seafood for generations to come, we are an active lobbyist for the conservation and management of our seafood resources. This report is a guide to help you in your buying decisions and to keep you informed regarding the current market.
May 21, 2013
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GULF & SOUTHERN SPECIES (DOMESTIC AND IMPORTED)
Availability is steady to improving in the US but tighter in Mexico and South America
Expensive but trending slightly upwards for imports
Whole Mexican Blacks, Scamp, Red in stock.
Domestic Red & Black Grouper - more availability with the Carolinas open but still expensive due to demand for Memorial Day weekend
H&G Fish from Guatemala, Ecuador, and Costa Rica arrived this weekend with much better pricing. Dayboat local Mahi Mahi starting to show up in the Carolinas but still a little expensive.
Prices are steady this week so take advantage because the full moon will cause prices to increase.
Good Availability with pricing more reasonable.
Domestic and Central American suppliers shipping ample supplies this week
Great sushi quality arriving daily and available; prices for this grade also trending downward.
Golden and Gray Tile from Maryland & New Jersey coming
Good alternative to Grouper
Great fish on hand but the price is escalating rapidly with Memorial Day demand.
Limited landings this week as the boats fish the full moon in the Gulf, North Atlantic, Costa Rica and Panama.
GENUINE GULF RED SNAPPERS
Domestic Gulf Reds are tight & expensive due to demand & weather but we have a small boatload coming into us tomorrow.
Beautiful Genuine Gulf Red Snapper from Mexico arriving today and Wednesday.
Significantly lower pricing on the same species from south of the border.
OTHER SNAPPER FROM GULF STREAM WATERS
Blackfins- Gulf Red’s closest cousin, some in with more due. Eats about the same but at a much lower cost.
Yellow Eyes-A few on hand with more on Wednesday.
B-Liners-Some from Mexico on hand at good pricing. The Carolinas are landing good supplies of local fish when boats can get out but they will be very expensive.
Both 2/4 and 4/6 lb fish on hand with steady pricing. More, possibly, by the end of the week
Imports are available pricing steady. Domestic boats are out fishing
Some on hand from weekend deliveries with a little more on Wednesday. A good value snapper.
Fish in house
Nice fish available
Price is very reasonable especially on Shortfin Corvina
Only frozen at sea product so far this week
Plentiful. Key West fishery has re-opened.
No wild so far but farmed available
Very few showing locally pricing up
Good quality available from the Gulf. Suitable for sushi & some 2-4’s available
Louisiana season over as boats gear up for shrimp season.
Scarce and expensive.
Very little coming in because boats gearing up for shrimp. A few large bulls from Lake Pontchartrain on hand
None in house, may have some coming later this week
It is a by- catch of Wreckfish boats so pre order by letting sales person know you want it when it arrives.
Carolinas open but most boats have switched to Grouper fishing
Very expensive and little available
A little in house from Ecuador. Catch is picking up so price could fall.
Extremely tight and expensive everywhere
Gulf Fluke has little production; Mid Atlantic quotas are done;
New England fish are super expensive; and Mexican is also tight
Prices are high but we getting some day boat Black Backs and cutting fish to order for better quality.
FAS Flounder is a lower price alternative
Lots available at great prices and bringing in more as demand increases. Please let your sale person know your interest is this tasty value fish. Great fish at a great price. Pre-orders needed
Season Closed on the 15th. Due to re-open October 15th.
Sparse domestic product & expensive
Imports coming from Columbia and Venezuela
Season is open in various areas of Louisiana and whole Atlantic Seaboard.
Fresh shrimp arriving this week. Prices are very high
FRESH SOFT SHELLS
More available but still rather expensive. Cooler water temperatures causing crabs to keep their clothes (shells) on producing a delayed molting. Southern Atlantic states; North & South Carolina, Georgia and VA shed has not happened because of cooler weather keeping crabbers ashore.
Prices are moderating somewhat but Memorial day demand is keeping them higher than normal.
We expect better pricing after the full moon next week.
Season is strong in Louisiana.
Prices down on live, cooked, and fresh crawfish tail meat.
Pre-orders are mandatory on Live and encouraged on cooked and tail meat.
EAST COAST & MID ATLANTIC
Prices are beginning to ease a bit. Memorial Day demand is causing pricing to be steady instead of falling.
Many restaurants using Chicks (1-1-1/8 lb) instead of larger more expensive 2-4 lb lobsters at less money.
FRESH RHODE ISLAND SQUID
Getting 3 shipments per week of cleaned fresh cleaned tubes & tentacles
Whole, all tentacles, and all Tubes on pre-order.
All natural scallops in house and now graded from boat bags
A good supply of PEI Mussels due in house tomorrow
Small shot of Large and JumboExpensive, but beautiful fish
Fish from North Carolina due today and tomorrow
Price is steady
SUSHI FLOUNDER / FLUKE
Day Boat fish from Rhode Island due Thursday
New England’s severely restricted quotas are making local fish crazy expensive. We are now bringing in H&G very large Cod from Scotland & Norway 4-12 pound fish and cutting to order. Some 2-4 pound fillets available.
Huge fish and great quality; FAS in stock for more moderate pricing.
First Whole Fresh Norwegian product arrived to universal applause last week with another shipment coming tomorrow. Head-on 4-7 pound beauties. Hand cutting to order. Also FAS fillets in stock at lower prices
Beautiful FAS fish on hand from large Norwegian fish
Large Tails on hand from Rhode Island and Massachusetts, from small dayboats.Great value now.
Plenty of product around and prices are down
DAB SOLE / SMALL FLOUNDER
Our FAS (Frozen At Sea) is others’ “fresh” flounder
New product on hand
Product is a great buy this week but will be up in price in the weeks to come as boats switch to Wild Salmon.
Alaskan Troll Red & White Kings coming tomorrow.
Copper River opened on the 16th with first of the season very limited Kings and Sockeyes now in house.
Prices are very high even on Sockeyes but great quality.
More fish from Monday night opener due on Thursday night.
Copper River Kings now sold out but more Sockeyes arriving tomorrow.
Marble Kings ,a natural wild cross between white &red meat kings were a great hit last week with a few more coming but prices are up on these too.
Fillets in house 3oz up.
Sold out! No new yet.
Sold out on fresh.
Frozen PBO Fillets at good prices as well as FAS H&G Black Cod available.
Alaskan fishery is basically closed
None on hand
Limited amount due this week.
*Pre-order by Fridays, for Tuesday arrivals
Arriving today. Pre-order by Friday at 2pm for next Tuesday arrival.
HAWAII & SOUTHERN PACIFIC
Fillets available today from Fega - JavaSea, Indonesia
Limited amount on hand this week with good pricing and quality
Arrivals every day
Only 2-3 lb fillets available but again with higher pricing; 3 lb & up fillets tight and price is rising.
Whole Scottish and Canadian are also increasing especially on large 14+ fish.
Hopefully these next 2 weeks will be the peak or so we have been told.
IRISH ORGANIC SALMON
NORWEGIAN SALMON-TROUT (STEELHEAD)
9-14 lb fish with super fat content. Ocean Raised.
DEVIL’S TAIL REDFISH
New fish in house with more arriving today
Good pricing on 1.25 -1.75 lb fish but more larger fish are showing but at a higher price
Smaller fish make great whole fish presentations.
A good supply of 5-7 oz and 7-9 oz Tilapia from Central America.
*Please pre-order on All-Natural sustainable Tropical fillets.
LOUP DE MER/BRONZINO
New 400/600 gram fish from Greece in house
Taking orders for next week. Other sizes available on pre-order
From Greece; Pre-orders only. All sizes available upon request
*Ask for pricing
Supply is picking up from Carolina Mountain; but pre-orders advised for this week
Plenty of mountain raised Columbian Rainbow; perfect cuts and fillets.
Pre orders advised on Ruby Red meat Trout
CLEAR SPRINGS RAINBOW TROUT
Fish available from Idaho on a pre-order basis
A+ fish available with new shipment in house.
Perfect for sashimi!
Ample fish from Alabama - Mississippi
Skinned /dressed & Whole Fish available by pre-order.
Fillets available but pre-orders encouraged
H&G fish from Panama available. More coming today.
Some expected Friday; pre orders only by Thursday am.
Wild is very tight & expensive.
Available by pre-order only.
BELIZE NATURAL SHRIMP
Fresh 45-55ct P&D shrimp in house
*New item packed 3x2 lb bags in case.
*Sweet shrimp from the farm that produced Laughing Bird.