Market Report: April 22, 2013

April 23, 2013

Cobia or Lemonfish



Cobia has been said to be one of the best tasting fish in the sea—prefered to some over snapper, grouper, scamp and pompano. Known also as lemonfish because they have a faint taste of lemon. Dark brown with a single dorsal fin, the cobia is often mistaken for a shark. Raw cobia meat is light tan, but cooked, it turns snowy white. It has a sweet, rich flavor which is firm with a nice flake. The oil content is similar to that of coho salmon.Cobia is low in calories and high in protein. The firm, moist flesh lends itself well to grilling and takes well to marinades and bold sauces. Fried, grilled, broiled, or sautéed, this fish is an excellent menu choice.


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Notes from our buyer

Live Crawfish

Crawfish supplies are steady, and there are no issues with weather for the upcoming week. Now is the time to plan your employee boils or happy hour specials! The switch to our new custom branded bags took place on Saturday, and we appreciate all the great compliments we received!

We have some beautiful halibut in from the Gulf of Alaska.  We have a variety of sizes, so get with your sales rep for details.

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


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 loyalty.


American Red Snapper

Catches are down and prices are up.  Not much on the small sizes available.



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 very tight this week.  Prices are still high.


Mahi Mahi

Catches are up or demand is down because of the high prices, either way this week’s prices are a little better.


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.

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