Market Report: February 11, 2013

February 19, 2013

Strips of Yellowfin Tuna___

Yellowfin Tuna

The yellowfin is a beautiful fish, named for its bright yellow dorsal and anal fins and the yellow stripe along its sides. Found worldwide in deep, warm temperate oceanic waters. Tuna is great for making quick, healthy meals. Graded as #1, #2+. Grading is done by inserting a hollow probe into the flesh of the fish, then pulling out a section to determine meat color and fat content. The redder the meat and the higher the fat content, the higher the grade. Yellowfin is leaner and less expensive than bluefin and big eye tuna. Tuna has a moderate and distinct flavor with a large flake. A must for all menus.



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Notes from our buyer

Live Crawfish
Crawfish season is in full swing. If you are planning to get some of our delicious Louisiana farm-raised crawfish prices should hold and supply looks great. Order as much as you like, they are always a favorite with your customers.


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-orders only.


American Red Snapper

We are seeing some beautiful American reds from the gulf.  Price is nice and fish is amazing!!!



Prices have come down quite a bit on tuna.  Get it while it lasts.


Mahi Mahi

Prices are coming up a bit.  Availability is good.


Gulf Oysters

Oysters are looking great and are abundant.  It’s time to run some happy hour specials.


Salmon fillets

We’ve got Chilean 3-5, Bay of Fundy, and North Sea fillets.



We have some nice 400-600 gram whole fish.  This is great for serving whole, or we can cut it into fillets for you.


East Coast Oysters

We can get some nice Lucky Lime, Pickle Point, and Raspberry Point, all from the east coast.  We also have an east coast oyster list; get with your sales rep if you’d like to receive that list via email.



We will have some nice swordfish for the weekend.



Looks like grouper is being caught more than before.  Quality is excellent.


We will have some nice whole salmon for the weekend.


Striped Bass

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.


We are seeing some fresh halibut in the market.  We still have some refreshed available.



Production is rolling.  This is a great fish with a great story.  Tell the story and sell some fish.


Black Drum

We will have some nice drum for the week.  This fish is very affordable and great in any application.

Fresh Crabmeat

Looks like we will be seeing some domestic crabmeat next month.

Lane Snapper

Lanes are here and are beautiful.

Domestic Catfish

Prices are holding steady for now.  Quality is great.



Prices have increased because of low catches.  2013 does not look good for low scallop prices.


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.


Cod, Sole, 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.