Market Report: January 2, 2017

January 3, 2017

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Wahoo, which means “sweet, very good to eat” in Hawaiian is also known as Ono. Built like a torpedo, they are fast swimmers. A Wahoo is a close relative to the King Mackerel. Wahoo feed near the surface in 30 to 50 fathoms along coastal ledges and are occasionally caught in open deep water. The vast majority of Ono are caught in Hawaiian waters by trollers.

This well-known Pacific fish is deliciously cooked in a variety of ways. The fillets of the Wahoo are white and firm with a flaky and delicate texture. It’s flavor is mild. Wahoo is delicious saut’ed, baked, broiled or fried. Hawaii Wahoo is an excellent source of healthy, extra lean protein. It is also low in saturated fat and low in sodium.



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Notes from our buyer



East Coast Halibut continues to be very limited. Call your sales rep for pricing and availability.



Mahi prices are holding steady with improved availability. 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 continues. Availability will be very tight, and as expected the prices increased quite a bit this week.


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.


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
Weather has not been good the past few weeks in the Gulf. Between the holidays and bad weather, availability has started to tighten up. So far 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.

Chilean Salmon prices have gone up this week. Canadian Salmon prices also are still up. North Sea Salmon fillet prices are also up. Basically, all salmon is up right now. There has been some pretty bad weather around the Faroe Islands that has halted harvesting. They were dealing with 170 mph wind gusts! Wow!


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.


Tuna availability is pretty limited right now and prices are on the rise. We will have great 2+ and #1 fish arriving this week.


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


Black Drum
Although weather hasn’t been great, it’s been good fishing weather for Drum out of Hackberry, LA. We have got us some good landings on drum this week. Call your sales rep for pricing and availability.


We currently carry H&G 20-30 kg Chilean Seabass. Seabass prices are on the rise. And we don’t see them coming down anytime soon.


Swordfish prices are down, with good availability. We have fish arriving from Costa Rica 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.