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Market Report: September 20, 2021

 

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FISH OF THE WEEK

The American red snapper is also known as red snapper or genuine red snapper. The red snapper is a white fish and one of the most sought-after fish in the Gulf of Mexico, prized by both commercial and recreational fishermen with a mild flavor and medium texture. Red snapper makes excellent table fare and is featured in many fine restaurants. Red snapper are an overall rosy-red color. The color fades slightly below. Key characteristics are their red eye, the anal fin being pointed rather than rounded, and the lack of a black spot on each side in individuals over 10 inches long. Many fish that are red are passed off as red snapper in the marketplace, but the only species that can be legally labeled red snapper is the American red snapper.

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We’ve got the beef!
We’re not just a seafood company anymore.

It appears that prime beef products remains high due to short supply caused by poor grade out this time of year. From what we are hearing from the packers, the downward move in overall beef prices seems to have bottomed out. Our quail supplier continues to experience labor problems and the only steady supply we are counting on right now are the semi-boneless birds.

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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 we expect prices to rise slightly.  Call your sales rep for pricing and availability. Iceland continues to be a very strong and sustainable resource.

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.  Chincoteague Salts and Watch House from Virginia have been brough in as subs for Gulf Oysters.

Gulf Oysters

Hurricane Ida hit some of Louisiana’s best harvesting areas, causing closures in Louisiana.  The Texas Gulf remains closed due to Hurricane Nicholas. Limited amounts of Irradiated and Oyster Gallons are available this week. Please talk with your sales rep for pricing and availability. We have Frozen shucked oysters as a substitution option, as well as East Coast Oysters.

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 Striped Bass  & Redfish

Redfish availability is limited this week and expected to continue. Farms are still working through 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 Salmon

Wild Alaskan Salmon season is coming to an end.  Sockeye is no longer available.  Coho catch is limited.  Net caught Kings will be available on a limited basis. Call your account manager 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 very limited this week, which has prices up. 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

Black Drum out of Hackberry, La., is currently limited as many boats came in due to storms in the gulf have not gone back out.  We continue to monitor the catch but expect to be very limited this week.

Seabass

We currently carry H&G 20-30 KG Chilean Seabass. Seabass prices are on the rise as the rest of the country has opened up and increased demand.

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Swordfish

Swordfish availability is looking good, with prices on the rise.  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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