Market Report: February 27, 2017

March 7, 2017

ruby trout farm

Ruby Trout

Harvested from one of the largest trout growers and processors in the Americas, producing approximately ten million pounds a year – and growing. Fruge’s takes pride in getting you the highest quality, hand-raised healthy trout products in the market.
Producing high quality trout products end-to-end, from eco-friendly fish farms to cutting edge processing plant. Fed with proprietary nutrition systems, allowing control over every detail of the fish’s diet, ensuring a premium and consistent product. Our high standard is healthy fish and world-class taste, and we achieve our goals by managing every detail from egg to plate.



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Notes from our buyer


Crawfish catch volumes are increasing each week as the average high temps in South Louisiana is staying around 70 degrees with mild overnight lows. We are rotating the ponds we are fishing to ensure the proper growth rate of the crawfish and not to deplete the supply early.  We expect demand to increase along with the catch as we approach Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday.



East Coast Halibut availability is limited this week and pricing is up. Call your sales rep for pricing and availability. The Alaskan Halibut season will open on March 11th.



Mahi prices are up and availability is limited this week. Call your sales rep for pricing and availability.


American Red Snapper
New fish just in from Galveston, TX. Whole fish ranging in size from 1-2, 2-4, and 4-8 are available with good availability.


Fresh Crabmeat
We have Fresh Domestic Crabmeat and Fresh Non Domestic Crab from Mexico. Call your sales rep today for pricing and availability.


Clams & Mussels

We have Manilla Clams, Littleneck Clams and Pei Mussels arriving twice a week. Call your sales rep for availability.


Icelandic Cod 

The Fisherman Strike in Iceland has been resolved. Availability is looking good, and pricing is getting back in line.


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.


East Coast Oysters
We have a great selection of oysters this week. Make sure you are on our East Coast oyster list that we send out every week. We have access to several varieties each week.


Gulf Oysters

Availability is looking good and we are getting in a good amount of Gulf Oysters. Gulf sack prices are holding steady. Gulf sacks and gallons are available.


Redfish & Striped Bass
Extra Jumbo Redfish (3lb and up) have a good availability right now. The availability on jumbo sized redfish (2.5-3lb) is starting to tighten up due to the colder temperatures.   Striped Bass is a great option this time of year as well.

We are finally starting to see a little relief on pricing of Salmon, specifically North Sea Salmon and Canadian Salmon fillet.  The current market on Chilean Salmon still remains a factor for the next few months. The increase on Chilean Salmon is attributed to several factors including, last year’s historic algae bloom, the current exchange rate, and slower growth rates.


Wild Isles Organic Salmon 

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.


U10 Dry Scallop prices are holding steady. We expect decent supplies for the coming weeks.


Prices are up due to limited catches from the lunar cycle. We have great 2+ and #1 fish arriving this week.


Red, black, and yellow edge grouper are available in the market, although limited. Call your sales rep for prices and availability.


Black Drum
Good fishing weather out of Hackberry, LA has got us some good landings on drum this week. Call your sales rep for pricing and availability.


We currently carry H&G 10-15 kg Chilean Seabass. Seabass prices are on the rise. And we don’t see them coming down anytime soon.


Swordfish prices are up, with the same trend as the tuna. We have Fish arriving just in time for the weekend.


Rainbow ‘Green’ and Ruby Trout

The larger sizes of the Ruby Trout are more available than they have been. For the next few months 8-10 oz and 10-12 oz Ruby will be available, but limited.


Wild Isles 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.