Market Report: August 17, 2015

August 18, 2015

Purefish Ocean Trout

Ocean Trout

Wild Isles Ocean Trout Farms, Scotland Isles, U.K.

Wild Isles Scottish Sea trout begins its life cycle on land in “zero waste”closed containment recirculating tanks. Only the most pristine Scottish spring water is used to ensure the upmost quality & health of the fish. Once the trout reach maturity, they are then introduced into salt water, thus making them a true sea trout.

Location of these ocean farms are key for not only sustainability, but the overall health of the trout & environment. That’s why our sea trout farms are located in the open sea off the northwest Isles of Scotland, where the powerful currents of the North Atlantic are constantly surging nutrient rich water through the farms. Open sea sites allow the trout to naturally swim against the powerful currents, like wild sea trout, developing the strongest & healthiest. These powerful currents not only create stronger & healthier fish, but also help keep a clean sea bed, and are key to our sustainable aquaculture methods.


Low stocking densities & powerful currents maintain a clean sea bed and environment. Sustainable aquaculture practices, Antibiotic & Hormone Free.
Powerful open ocean currents surging clean water through the sites constantly.

Farm sites are rotated & lay fallow up to 24 months to ensure a clean seabed before next cycle. 3rd party audits: sustainability, husbandry, water quality, environmental impact.




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Notes from our buyer

Wild Salmon

We got in the last of the Cook Inlet Sockeye Salmon in this week. Prices are still looking very good. King & Coho salmon are also available upon request.
Boats landed this weekend, and we have a new shipment of 20/40 H&G Halibut in the building. More boats will be landing over the weekend.
American Red Snapper

We were able to get fish from Galveston this week. Whole fish ranging in size from 1-2, 2-4, and 4-8.
Golden Tile
Golden Tile straight from the Gulf arriving this week. A very lean fish and perfect for the most select menus.
Fresh Crabmeat
We have a great shipment of fresh Domestic Crabmeat this week. Prices have come down, and we are getting in twice a week from Louisiana. Call your sales rep today to place an order.

Littleneck Clams & P.E.I. mussels are back in on a regular basis. Steamer clams prices are on the rise due to high water low tides and demand still out there.

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.
East Coast Oysters 
We have a good variety of oysters this week from the East Coast. Make sure you are on our East Coast oyster list that we send out every week.
Gulf Oysters 
Gulf sacks and gallons are available. This week we have standard gallons, select gallons and oyster jars.
Redfish & Striped Bass
The availability on jumbo sized redfish (2.5-3lb) has improved. Extra Jumbo (3lb and up) are in decent supply. Striped Bass is a great option this time of year as well.
Chilean Salmon prices are coming down a little, with all sizes readily available. North Sea Salmon prices are the same. However, Norway has started harvesting more this week and we should start seeing prices come down within the next week.

This E.U Certified Organic salmon is unlike any other farm raised salmon where it is raised in the open ocean of the Shetland Islands, and not in a Loch or Bay like other farms raised salmons. Its certified sustainable aquaculture methods are free from all antibiotics, hormones, & GMO, and its feed is certified organic and uses no synthetic coloring or pigments added.

Scallop prices are holding steady this week. We expect decent supplies for the coming weeks.
Tuna production is looking good. Gulf tuna was not readily available; we are getting great looking tuna from other areas.. We will have great 2+ and #1 H&G fish later this week.
Grouper production has really slowed down due to octopus season. We have grouper fillets in this week. We can also get Yellowedge Grouper from the Gulf upon request.
Black Drum
Drum arriving this week from Hackberry, LA. Great blackened, fried, baked, grilled, or any way you choose. Get with your sales rep for an order, this fish sells fast!
We have a variety of seabass options.  We continue to carry H&G 20-30 kg as well as a smaller 10-20 kg if that is more of what you’re looking for. Prices are continuing to move up.
Crawfish season has ended.  We have Frozen Cooked Crawfish for your whole crawfish needs.
Swordfish is running good this week with decent prices.
Ever tried it? This is a great fish that is perfect for grilling or baking. The ferocious-looking wolfish gets its name from the sharp, protruding teeth it uses to feast on lobsters, clams and other shellfish.  Found from southern New England to Greenland and the Barents Sea, the bottom dwelling cold water creature is primarily a bycatch of trawl fisheries targeting cod, haddock and other ground fish. Iceland, which has a direct fishery for the species, is the largest producer.
Rainbow “Green”™ and Ruby Trout 
The trout supply seems to be stable. The variety of the cuts and sizes of this fish never cease to amaze me. There are many options to meet your menu specifications.

The All Natural Ocean Trout (Steelhead) is an amazing sashimi quality ocean trout with a higher fat content then salmon and a great flavor that lends itself to any type of cooking or smoking.