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Market Report: October 11, 2021

 

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FISH OF THE WEEK

 

Arctic Char is a cold-water fish. It is closely related to both salmon and lake trout with many of the same characteristics of both. Arctic Char vary in color depending on the time of year and the environment in which it lives.The flesh can range from bright red to pale pink. Commercial Arctic char typically weigh between 2 and 10 lb. The flesh is fine flaked and medium firm. Buyers consider Arctic char a good substitute for farm-raised salmon because it has a more delicate texture and clean, mild flavor.

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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. Frozen Mahi is available.

Halibut

Wild Alaskan Halibut boats have limited landings this week due to weather. 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. Wild Canadian Halibut is also available.  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. Bad weather this week has caused some issues with the catch, and has prices on the rise.  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

Louisiana & Texas harvest areas are open.  However, limited number of harvesters still has product limited.  Shucked product availability is improving as they are working on getting production back up. Gulf sack availability continues to improve. Please talk with your sales rep for pricing and availability. We have Frozen shucked oysters as a substitution option.

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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

We have a multiple landings this week of Black Drum out of Hackberry, La.  Call your sales rep for availability and pricing.

Seabass

We currently carry H&G 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 looking good, with great pricing.  We have multiple arrivals this week. Call your sales rep for pricing and availability.

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Stay healthy and safe!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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