Market Report: February 24, 2020

February 25, 2020

rainbow trout

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout are among the most delicious of fish. They have no scales and very compact bone skeletons. Which means they are easy to clean and ready to eat in minutes. The flavor is best described as sweet to nutty and once you have it you will look forward to it again!

Rainbow trout are one of the most highly prized game fish for anglers. Their widespread availability, acrobatic fighting ability and delectable meat make them one of the most popular freshwater fish. Instead of heading for cover when hooked, as many other trout will do, rainbows will often immediately leap out of the water, then continue these leaps until they are either landed or manage to break free. 

Rainbows grow to exceptional size. The life span of a rainbow may be as long as 12 years, depending on the location. 

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Notes from our buyer

Halibut

Multiple shipments of Farmed Halibut and Canadian Halibut arriving this week. Call your sales rep for pricing and availability.

 

Mahi

Mahi availability is looking great this week, with prices looking good. Call your sales rep for pricing and availability. Frozen fillets are also a great option.

 

American Red Snapper

Catch volumes are looking good this week. Fish ranging in size from 1-2, 2-4, and 4-8 are available. Call your sales rep for pricing and availability.

 

Fresh Crabmeat

Fresh Domestic Crab is very limited due to cold weather. We are also seeing prices increases on Jumbo and Colossal Pasteurized Crab. Call your sales rep today for more information.

 

Clams & Mussels

Availability on littleneck clams and Mussels is looking great this week! Call your sales rep for pricing and availability.

 

Icelandic Cod 

Cod availability is looking good. We shipments arriving twice a week. Call your sales rep for pricing and availability.

 

Artic Char

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. We get this in twice a week; ask your sales rep for more info.

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East Coast Oysters

Make sure you are on our East Coast oyster list that we send out every week.  We have quite a lot of variety in Canadian and US East Coast oysters.

Call your sales rep for pricing and availability.

 

Gulf Oysters

Texas Gulf Sacks are looking great! Fresh Shucked Standard & Select Gallons are available as well. Prices are looking good.

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Redfish & Striped Bass

Extra Jumbo Redfish (3lb and up) availability is improving.  The fish are coming in around 3 to 3.5 lbs.  We are seeing some shortages on the smaller sizes, Jumbo Redfish (2.5-3 lb.). Striped Bass availability is somewhat limited due to sizing as well. Please call your sales rep for pricing and availability.

 

Farmed Salmon

Chilean Salmon pricing is holding steady.  North Sea Salmon prices are holding steady. We expect prices to stay at the same rate, or slightly up as we get into the Lenten season.

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Wild Isles Organic Salmon 

This salmon is naturally raised; Antibiotic Free, Chemical Free, Preservative Free, and Hormone Free. The feed is comprised of all natural and sustainable resources. And unlike other farm raised salmon Wild Isle Salmon is raised in the open ocean of the Shetland Islands, and not in a Loch or Bay like other farms raised salmons.

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Scallops

U10 Dry Scallop prices are up slightly. We expect decent supplies for the coming weeks.

 

Tuna

Tuna market is looking great. Prices coming nicely.  Call your sales rep for pricing and availability.

 

Black Drum

Catch out of Hackberry, LA is improving as we approach the weekend.  Keep in touch with your sales rep for the latest on pricing and availability.

 

Seabass

We currently carry H&G 10-20 KG & 20-30 KG Chilean Seabass. Seabass prices are holding steady.

 

Swordfish

Swordfish availability is looking great.  Call your sales rep for pricing and availability.

 

Rainbow ‘Green’ and Ruby Trout

Rainbow trout availability from the farms has improved.  The Ruby Trout Farm is back up and running.  Availability is looking good on the 6-8 size fillets.  The larger 8-10 oz natural fillets are very limited right now.  They fish are not getting large enough to produce that large of a fillet. Call your sales rep for pricing and availability.

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Skye Ocean Trout

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.