Market Report: January 23, 2017

January 24, 2017



Often compared to lobster meat, monkfish is known for its huge head and mouth, and its tight, meaty white flesh. A French cuisine favorite, it’s now becoming popular in the US. Of the monkfish, only the tail is edible. The flesh is bright white, lean and mild-tasting. Its lean flesh tends to dry out if overcooked, so generally prepared in soups and stews, but is very versatile in a number of methods. It has a unique flavor and texture, but if unavailable can be substituted for snapper, seabags, halibut, mani or sea scallops.



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Notes from our buyer


The 2017 Crawfish season has begun and it’s off to great start. We are seeing decent volume of product coming out of our family owned rice and crawfish fields. We are offering our value crawfish which is washed and sacked in 30lbs increments. Delivery days are Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday!



East Coast Halibut availability and pricing is looking a lot better. New fish arrived this week. Call your sales rep for pricing and availability.



Mahi prices are holding steady with good 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 is improving, but prices are coming down, but not quite what they were.


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 has improved and we are getting in a good amount of Gulf Oysters. 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, Canadian Salmon, and North Sea Salmon prices continue to rise. Not sure when this trend will end, but we expect it to continue for the next few months. We expect limited availability on the smaller 2-3 Chilean Salmon fillets.


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 has improved from the past few weeks, prices are slowly coming back down. We hope to see better availability and lower prices in the coming weeks. 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
High Winds out of the gulf are limiting the catch this week, but the fisherman out of Hackberry, LA, are getting it done. We expect to have 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 coming down slowly, as they are caught along with the tuna. Fish is limited We will have sword 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.