A tropical, warm water fish, Mahi (or Mahi Mahi) is referred to as “dolphin fish” (not to be confused with “flipper”). They get their name from swimming with the mammal dolphin. A full flavored fish with meat that is firm and quite versatile in cooking. Great for grilling, deep frying, stir frying and recently a popular ingredient in tacos. Darker in appearance, the Mahi meat has become increasingly popular for chefs looking for a more exotic variety for their menu. #FrugeSeafood
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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.
Currently we are pulling in some great Atlantic Halibut 40-60 lbs fish. Supply remains tight and this is driving the price through the roof. We expect another shipment in early next week.
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. Hopeful the strikes will be lifted shortly. The real surprise is what the European market has done this week. Prices of raw material jumped over a dollar a pound and has sent shock waves in the salmon market.
We are seeing a good supply of sacks and gallons with most of our oyster coming out of Texas. We are seeing a good supply selects gallons. This week we are seeing some closing in some of the areas in Texas, but still have product coming out of the southern coast of Texas.
American red snapper supply has tightened due to the holiday, most boats are still docked. They are scheduled to head out right after the New Year, so supplies should pick up. We can get you the size that you want, just ask!
Scallop prices remain high and are only going to clime until early next year. 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. This seems to be a direct relations to the full moon cycle.
Red Grouper is tight in the market place this week, so we have brought in some great looking Black Grouper. Let us know if you would like us to cut it for you or send it whole.
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 Halibut season draws to an end. There seems to be a little delay in getting Seabass cleared into the US due to the government being shut down.
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.
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.