Market Report: February 17, 2014

February 18, 2014

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Blue Marlin

The blue marlin is the largest of the Atlantic marlin and spends most of its life far out at seaStrikingly beautiful, the marlin are the most recognized of all fish. Cobalt-blue on top and silvery-white on bottom with a long dorsal fin and deadly spear-shaped upper jaw. The female which is larger, reaches up to 14 feet long and weighs in at about 1900 pounds.

Marlin’s meat is considered a delicacy. It’s meat is firm with a mild pronounced flavor. Good raw, grilled, fried, sautéed or smoked. Blue Marlin is an excellent source of healthy, extra lean protein. It is also low in saturated fat and low in sodium. Rich in niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and selenium. A good source of iodine and magnesium, marlin also provides about 200 mg of omega-3’s (DHA and EPA) per 4 ounce serving of fresh fish.



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Fresh and Spicy Combined!

We are excited to announce that we are partnering up with Tony Chachere’s Creole Foods

in Boston this year at the Seafood Expo North America, March 16-18!

We look forward to meeting with our suppliers and furthering relationships that we take great pride in developing.

New friends and old, come by our booth and check us out.


Frugé Seafood/ Booth #2381


Notes from our buyer

Canadian Salmon

Canadian salmon supply seems to be back with prices falling slightly this past week. We feel that they will be fairly flat for the next few months. We have a good shot of fish landing tonight.


East Coast Oysters

Several varieties of east coast oysters are available, including St. Simon, Wellfleet and Blue Points. The weather in the north east has limited the amount of varieties that we are seeing. Check out our East Coast Oyster list.



Redfish supply has been limited due to the cold weather. This product is grown right here in Texas, which give you the freshest fish possible. A new shipment of product is schedule to arrive on Thursday.



Chilean salmon prices remain high, with only a few cents per pound relief this week.  We hope to see the price continue to fall for the next couple of weeks.


Gulf Oysters

Product is extremely tight, including sacks and gallons. Selects and frozen product are a long shot at best. Sizes are a little small right now but still great quality. Cold weather in Louisiana and Texas has really put a damper on production.


American Red Snapper

American red snapper market has opened up. We have a fresh shipment coming in from Louisiana today. Lane snapper seems to be limited but available, we have brought in some queen snapper as a great option.



Scallop prices remain high and are going to stay high. We don’t see any end in sight on the cost of scallops. There is a good supply of the larger scallops but it is tight on the smaller stuff.



Tuna seems to be soften up, especially on the domestic product. We have been able to pull some beautiful Yellow fins in from Coast Rica. Prices remain high, but expect them to fall over the next few weeks.


Mahi Mahi and Sword

Mahi supply is great, once again this week, prices reaming steady. Additionally there seems to be a lot of Sword available. Sword is a great option as it is featured as the fish of the week



Red Grouper is tight in the market place this week, so we have brought in some great looking Black Grouper. Grouper market will stay tight with the Mexican season closing Feb 15 through March 15. Prices will be on the rise.


Our farmed striped bass is from right here in Texas, this allows us to give our customers the longest possible shelf life possible.  Prices have soften a little and we feel that they should remain stable through the end of the year.

Black Drum

Many of you may be considering black drum as an alternative to redfish. We have good supply of drum in house.


The domestic crabmeat is hard to find right now, once again. It is that time of the year that domestic crab is hard to come by.  Venezuela crab is available and coming in every week.


Domestic Catfish

Our catfish is farmed right here in Texas.  Prices are on the rise once again and the farms seem to be tight once again. The larger fillets are the only item that seem to be in question.



We have a variety of seabass options.  We continue to carry H&G (20-30 kg) as well as a smaller 10-20kg if that is more of what you’re looking for. The Seabass is on the rise and will continue to increase as the Chilean quote was cut by almost a third of last year.


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. Lobster prices are on the rise: lobster are moving into deeper water and not as active as before.


Rainbow ‘Green’, Golden, and Ruby trout

Ruby trout supply is much better. The only shortage is on the larger golden trout fillet from Idaho.  The water supply is back up now, and the product will be more plentiful in the near future.