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Market Report: November 1, 2021

 

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FISH OF THE WEEK

Fish black drum (Pogonias cromis). Isolated on white background

 

Black Drum are gray or black colored with a high arched back with slightly angled verticle light black stripes.  They lack the spot on the tail which the Red Drum has.

The common name “Drum fish” comes from their ability to make a drumming sound during courtship or when pulled from the water.  They do this by rubbing special muscles against an air bladder thus producing the drum-like sound.

While some prefer flounder, red drum, snapper, or some more glamorous fish, many anglers maintain that black drum less than five pounds, cleaned and prepared properly, may be better than many of these so-called “choice” fish. Black Drum Fish have a mild, sweet flavor with firm flesh and large, moist flakes  that cooks up white.  It is comparable to Red Snapper.

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SEAFOOD DISH SPOTLIGHT

 

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Check out this beautiful Ora King Salmon Dish featured by Social Southern Table & Bar our of Lafayette, La
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WE’VE GOT THE MEAT!


We’re not just a seafood company anymore.

Are you looking to change up your menu this fall? Ask us about some of our new unique items like ground bison, smoked pork and quail sausage or veal leg slices. Contact us at 877-215-4872 for more information!

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NOTES FROM OUR BUYER

Mahi halibut

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Mahi

Mahi availability is looking good for this weekend. Call your sales rep for pricing and availability.

Halibut

Wild Alaskan Halibut & Wild Canadian Halibut is available this week. We have 10-20 and 20-40 lb fish. The Alaskan Season is expected to continue through end of November.  With Dec. 7th being the last official day. Call your sales rep for pricing and availability.

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clams

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American Red Snapper

We have new shipments arriving this week. Fish ranging in size from 1-2, 2-4, and 4-8 are available. Call your sales rep for pricing and availability.

Clams & Mussels

Availability on littleneck clams and Mussels is looking great this week! Call your sales rep for pricing and availability.

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Icelandic Cod

Icelandic cod is a mild white fish with tender texture. A popular choice that is low in fat and very versatile. We have shipments arriving twice a week. Limited availability on larger fish, has prices still up.  Call your sales rep for pricing and availability.

Arctic Char

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. We get this in twice a week; ask your sales rep for more info.

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East Coast Oysters

Make sure you are on our East Coast oyster list that we send out every week.  We have a generous variety in Canadian and US East Coast oysters. Most East Coast oysters are pre ordered the week before, so be sure to reach out to your account manager for availability and pricing. Blue Point availability is much improved.

Gulf Oysters

Texas season (Public area) opens November 1st. Shucked product and Half Shell product availability has improved. Please talk with your sales rep for pricing and availability.

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 Striped Bass  & Redfish

Redfish availability is improving. Farms are still allocating from shortage due to the large kill off from February’s freezing temperatures. We continue to have multiple shipments throughout the week. Non-domestic Redfish from Mauritius will continue to be available. Please call your sales rep for sample requests, and the available options.

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Farmed Salmon

We carry many options of Farmed Salmon.

Chilean Salmon, North Sea Salmon, Canadian Salmon, Verlasso Salmon, Ora King Salmon, Bay of Fundy Salmon, and Sixty South Salmon.   

Please call your sales rep for pricing and availability.

Wild Isles Natural Salmon

This salmon is naturally raised; Antibiotic Free, Chemical Free, Preservative Free, and Hormone Free. The feed is comprised of all natural and sustainable resources. And unlike other farm raised salmon Wild Isle Salmon is raised in the open ocean of the Shetland Islands, and not in a Loch or Bay like other farms raised salmons.

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Scallops

U10 Dry Scallops availability continues to be limited; we continue to see weekly increased prices due to a decrease in supply of the larger sizes. U12 and 10/20 Dry Scallop will be a great option during this time with their attractive pricing and abundance in the catch.

Tuna

Tuna availability is improving this week. We have multiple shipments arriving weekly.  We carry 2+ and #1 tuna. Call your sales rep for availability and pricing.

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Black Drum

There has been limited landings of black drum this week out of Hackberry, La.  Call your sales rep for availability and pricing.

Seabass

We currently carry H&G 8-10 KG, 10-20 KG, and 20-30 KG Chilean Seabass. Seabass prices continue to rise as the rest of the country has opened up and increased demand.

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Swordfish

Swordfish availability is very limited this week, with pricing up. Call your sales rep for pricing and availability.

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Stay healthy and safe!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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