Market Report: January 28, 2013

January 29, 2013



East Coast Haddock

Haddock has firm white flesh that is mild in flavor. It is an excellent source of dietary protein and also contains a good deal of vitamin B12, pyridoxine, and selenimum with a healthy balance of sodium and potassium, and very little fat.

Haddock is a relative to cod but is a smaller fish than cod. It can be found in the North Atlantic, on both the European and the North American coast. It’s a popular fish with a white under-belly and a black line running across its top. It can grow to be about 3.6 feet long and is fished year round. Interestingly, haddocks in the last few decades are now growing larger more quickly, and the juveniles, which tend to stay in fairly shallow water, are now found in larger sizes.

“Most exciting is news that Atlantic haddock, once seriously overfished, have staged a remarkable recovery. So much so that line-caught haddock is now rated in the ‘best’
category—proof that with proper management, wild fish populations can recover. ”



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Notes from our buyer

Live Crawfish
The 2013 crawfish is off to a great start! Warm temps through most of November and December have led to nice volume and sizing for the first month of the New Year. The early crawfish are sweet in flavor, and their shells are easy to peel. We are currently only sending straight run, but we expect to be washing and grading soon.


Jonah Crabmeat

We are offering beautiful Jonah all leg crabmeat.  This meat is from the East Coast and has a sweet flavor.  This is a great item for the feature board.



Tuna is still very tight and prices are still high.


Mahi Mahi

Prices are still looking good and quality is excellent.  Costa Rica is freezing most of its catches, so prices are staying consistent.  Other areas are lower in price, but high in quality.


Gulf Oysters

Oysters are looking great and are abundant.  It’s time to run some happy hour specials.


Salmon fillets

We’ve got Chilean 3-5, Bay of Fundy, and North Sea fillets.



We have some nice  400-600 gram whole fish.  This is great for serving whole, or we can cut it into fillets for you.


East Coast Oysters

We can get some nice Lucky Lime, Pickle Point, and Raspberry Point, all from the east coast.  We also have an East Coast oyster list; get with your sales rep if you’d like to receive that list via email.



Swordfish is worse than tuna.  Product is scarce and prices are high.



Looks like grouper is being caught more than before.  Quality is excellent.


We will have some nice whole salmon for the weekend.


Striped Bass

Our farmed striped bass is from right here in Texas.  It is harvested, transported, prepared, and shipped under controlled temps.  This increases the quality and shelf life for you.


Fresh halibut is pretty much done for the season.  We are looking into a refreshed program.  Please get with your sales rep if you are interested.



Production is rolling.  This is a great fish with a great story.  Tell the story and sell some fish.


Black Drum

We will have some nice drum for the week.  This fish is very affordable and great in any application.

Fresh Crabmeat

Looks like we will be seeing some domestic crabmeat next month.

Lane Snapper

Lanes are here and are beautiful.

Domestic Catfish

Prices are holding steady for now.  Quality is great.



Prices have increased because of low catches.  2013 does not look good for low scallop prices.


Mongchong, Opah, and Barracuda

Looking for something from Hawaii???  We have a great partner over there that supplies us with fantastic fish from the Hawaiian waters.



We have H&G sized 20-30 kg and 30+ kg, as well as fillets cut from those sizes.  Get with your sales rep for details.


Cod, Sole, and Haddock

These East Coast treats are a great change to your feature board!  With the movement of business travelers and transplants from all over, you don’t want to miss out on some great valued fish to add to your menu or feature board.  We only bring in what you want, so get your pre-orders in now.


Live Lobsters

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.


Rainbow ‘Green’, Golden, and Ruby trout

Green trout is what the guys on the farm call the regular rainbow trout.  Since they have ruby and golden as well, it is just a term they use to distinguish between the three.  Our ‘green’ trout is what every sales person calls rainbow trout.  Red and golden continue to be very tight.  The end is not in sight yet.