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Market Report: June 6, 2016

Copper River Sockeye Salmon

Copper River Sockeye Salmon

The Copper River gets its name from the rich copper deposits found along its banks. First used by the Alaska native population and later by settlers from the Russian empire and the United States, this massive body of water has 13 major tributaries, is a mile wide and runs at 7 miles per hour. Dropping an average of 12 feet per mile and draining 24,000 square miles, it is the 10th largest river in the United States – a pure, pristine environment that creates salmon perfection.

The copper river sockeye season is in full swing. Revered for its deep red color and rich fat-striated bellies and distinct flavor, copper river sockeye is sold fresh throughout the summer months and makes a fabulous entrée perfect for the grill or barbecue. Whether you poach, steam, broil, grill, roast, pan-sear or sauté all will allow Sockeye’s color and flavor shine.

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NOTES FROM OUR BUYER

 

We are entering the last leg of the 2016 crawfish season.  We anticipate having crawfish until July 4th.  We will keep you updated on how the weekly catch looks from here on out.

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There are several halibut landings this week, and availability and pricing are looking good. Call your sales rep today to place an order.

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Mahi

Mahi prices are still up.  Call your sales rep for pricing and availability.    

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New fish just in from Galveston, TX. Whole fish ranging in size from 1-2, 2-4, and 4-8.         
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We have Fresh Domestic Crabmeat is available as well.  Call your sales rep today for pricing and availability.
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Littleneck Clams and Pei Mussels are in good supply this week.
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Icelandic Cod

Availability is looking good this week. We have shipments arriving twice a week.
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Arctic Char is a unique strain of saltwater char sustainably farm-raised in Iceland. Often compared to salmon and trout, Arctic Char has a distinct, sweet buttery flavor and firm pink flesh that sets it apart from other fish on the market.   
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We have a great selection of oysters this week. Make sure you are on our East Coast oyster list that we send out every week.  
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Gulf sack prices are holding steady with a good supply. We are also seeing a good supply of gallons with most of our oysters coming out of Texas.
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The availability on jumbo sized redfish (2.5-3lb) continues to be limited   Extra Jumbo (3lb and up) are in decent supply and will be more available than the smaller sizes. Striped Bass is a great option this time of year as well.

Cooking Striped Bass
Cooking Striped Bass

 

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Chilean Salmon and Canadian Salmon prices are coming down.  North salmon is holding steady.

Cooking Salmon Cakes
Cooking Salmon Cakes

 

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Wild Salmon
Copper River Salmon prices are coming down and availability is improving.  We have fish arriving direct from Alaska twice a week. Sockeye Salmon is also available from other areas in Alaska, such as Resurrection Bay.

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This E.U Certified Organic salmon is unlike any other farm raised salmon where it is raised in the open ocean of the Shetland Islands, and not in a Loch or Bay like other farms raised salmons. Its certified sustainable aquaculture methods are free from all antibiotics, hormones, & GMO, and its feed is certified organic and uses no synthetic coloring or pigments added.           

 

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U10 Dry Scallop prices are starting to rise. We expect decent supplies for the coming weeks.

 

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Tuna availability is looking good, with prices up a little. We will have great 2+ and #1 fish arriving this week.
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Red, black, and yellow edge grouper are available in the market.  Call your sales rep for prices and availability.
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The catch was low due to stormy weather in Hackberry, LA. We expect to have more drum out of Hackberry, LA for the weekend. Great blackened, fried, baked, grilled, or any way you choose. Get with your sales rep for an order, this fish sells fast!

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We have a variety of seabass sizing options.  We continue to carry H&G 20-30 kg as well as a smaller 10-20 kg if that is more of what you’re looking for. Prices are continuing to move up.

 

 

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Swordfish pricing is coming down slightly with good availability.     

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The larger sizes of the Ruby Trout are more available than they have been.  For the next few months 8-10 oz and 10-12 oz  Ruby will be available, but limited.

The rainbow trout supply seems to be stable.  The variety of the cuts and sizes of this fish never cease to amaze me.  There are many options to meet your menu specifications.       

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The All Natural Ocean Trout (Steelhead) is an amazing sashimi quality ocean trout with a higher fat content then salmon and a great flavor that lends itself to any type of cooking or smoking.  

Cooking Steelhead Trout
Cooking Steelhead Trout

 

 

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