It’s been said that a lifetime of battling amberjack will lengthen your arms by several inches, so don’t chase these fish unless you’re in pretty good physical condition and can handle a fairly long boat ride. They enjoy the fight. Found from nearshore waters all the way out to depths of 300 feet or more, amberjack prefer reefs, wrecks and platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. Commonly caught at 20-50 lbs., but can reach 170 lbs. the amberjack is often confused with several other species. Amberjacks are very good to eat with a firm texture to it’s meat. They are especially good when grilled or broiled, just make sure not to overcook.
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Notes from our buyer
Canadian salmon is extremely tight and if you can find it prices are crazy high. This is due to some of the farms being closed for the holiday and the price increase on the European salmon. We expect this to stay high for a few weeks and then begin to fall in Mid-January. It appears that the farms are starting back up and running production.
Several varieties of east coast oysters are available, including Chesapeake Bay, Wellfleet and James River.
Redfish supply has picked up and we are able to get our hands on all sizes. 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 are back on the rise. The strikes in Chile have really caused some real problem with supplies, most of the farms are unable to get product exported out of the country. The real surprise is what the European market has done this week.
We are seeing a good supply of sacks and gallons with most of our oyster coming out of Texas. Sizes are a little small right now but still great quality.
American red snapper is hard to find in the market right now. We hope to have product by the end of the week. Lane snapper seems to be limited but available.
Scallop prices remain high and are only going to clime until early next year. 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.
The market has tighten up, especially on the domestic product. We have been able to pull some beautiful Yellow fins in from Coast Rica.
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.
Red Grouper is tight in the market place this week, so we have brought in some great looking Black Grouper. We expect to see a fall in the price in the coming weeks.
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.
Many of you may be considering black drum as an alternative to redfish. As the temperature states to fall we are seeing a better supply of drum. This time of the year we seem to see more smaller fish 1-4 lbs.
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.
Our catfish is farmed right here in Texas. Prices have remains flat and the farms seem to have all of the supply issue worked out. 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.
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. Everyone’s favorite for New Year’s!
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.