Market Report: April 15, 2013

April 16, 2013

Wahoo/Ono, a Hawaiian fish



Ono, another name for wahoo, means “sweet, very good to eat” in Hawaiian. Wahoo is a close relative to the king mackerel. Built like a torpedo, they are fast swimmers. Ono feed near the surface in 30 to 50 fathoms along coastal ledges and are occasionally caught in open deep water. The vast majority of ono are caught in Hawaiian waters by trollers.

This well-known Pacific fish is deliciously cooked in a variety of ways. The fillets of the wahoo are white and firm with a flaky and delicate texture. Its flavor is mild. Wahoo is delicious saut’ed, baked, broiled, or fried. Hawaii wahoo is an excellent source of healthy, extra lean protein. It is also low in saturated fat and low in sodium.


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Notes from our buyer

Live Crawfish

Mild Spring temperatures, which are perfect for crawfish, will continue this week in South Louisiana!  Starting this weekend all of our washed and graded crawfish will be shipped in our new 30lb Fruge Seafood bags. Same great crawfish in a new cool bag!

Due to rough weather in the Gulf of Alaska, halibut prices are up compared to last week.

Canadian and North Sea salmon fillet prices continue to be high due to high demand.  Lent is over, but prices are still strong.


Gulf Oysters

As summer approaches, oysters will become very limited.  If you have been a loyal customer, you will get oysters.  We will not take on any new customers for oysters during the shortages.  We will reward your loyality.


Jonah Crabmeat

We are offering beautiful Jonah all leg crabmeat.  This meat is from the east coast and has a sweet flavor.  This is a great item for the feature board.  We also have scored Jonah crab claws.  This is sold by pre-order only.


American Red Snapper

Catches are down and prices are up.



Looks like U/10 dry scallops are going to be tight for the next two years.  The quotes are shrinking, and the product projections are not looking good.  Prices have already begun to rise.



Tuna is tight and prices are up a little.


Mahi Mahi

Mahi prices have come down a bit.  The after Easter boats are getting back to normal.


East Coast Oysters

The weather in Canada is making harvesting rough.  It should get better in a couple of weeks.  Most of the East Coast oysters are coming out of the good old USA.



Grouper is getting back to normal prices with catches being up.  It’s time to get grouper back on the special board.

Our farmed striped bass is from right here in Texas.  It is harvested, transported, prepared, and shipped under controlled temps.  This increases the quality and shelf life for you.


Prices are up due to higher feed costs.  Availability is good and quality is excellent!


Black Drum

Black drum is still tight, and pries are still high.  This is still a great fish for the price.

Domestic crab meat is hit or miss right now.  We will hopefully see some this month.


Lane Snapper

Lanes are here and are beautiful.

Domestic Catfish

Prices are steady but quality is great!!!  Farmed right here in Texas.


Mongchong, Opah, and Barracuda

Looking for something from Hawaii???  We have a great partner over there that supplies us with fantastic fish from the Hawaiian waters.



We have a variety of seabass options.  We have H&G sized 20-30 kg and 30+ kg, as well as fillets cut from those sizes.  Get with your sales rep for details.


CodSole, and Haddock

These east coast treats are a great change to your feature board!  With the movement of business travelers and transplants from all over, you don’t want to miss out on some great valued fish to add to your menu or feature board.  We only bring in what you want, so get your pre-orders in now.


Live Lobsters

We offer a full range of sizes of live lobsters straight from Maine and Canada.  Order today, and we will get them to you tomorrow.


Rainbow ‘Green’, Golden, and Ruby trout

Green trout is what the guys on the farm call the regular rainbow trout.  Since they have ruby and golden as well, it is just a term they use to distinguish between the three.  Our ‘green’ trout is what every sales person calls rainbow trout.  Red and golden continue to be very tight.  The end is not in sight yet.