Market Report: June 5, 2017

June 6, 2017



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


The last two weeks have brought consistent thunderstorms in Southern Louisiana. These daily storms along with mild temps have kept the crawfish above ground and in the ponds for a few more weeks. Thus far, the crawfish pounds harvested in June 2017 are well below the averages in 2016 indicating an early ending to the season. Although the season seems to be winding down, we are still delivering crawfish 3 days per week in our markets.

Soft Shell Crabs –

Soft Shells Crabs are available in Live, Dressed, and Frozen. Get with your sales rep for pricing and availability.



Alaskan Halibut availability and pricing is looking good this week. There are more landings coming in and we have more shipments arriving in time for the weekend.



Mahi has 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 & Venezuela. Both have good availability and pricing. Pricing on Fresh Crabmeat is quite attractive compared to pasteurize. Call your sales rep today for more information.


Clams & Mussels

We have a good amount of Pei Mussels and littleneck Clams. We also have Dutch Mussels arriving twice a week.


Icelandic Cod 

Prices and availability are looking good this week. Call your sales rep for pricing and availability.


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. Sunberry Points and Onsets are great choices for the month of June.


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. Jumbo Redfish (2.5-3 lb.) are harder to get due to the warmer weather. Striped Bass is a great option this time of year as well.

Prices and availability are looking good on all farmed salmon; North Sea, Canadian, and Chilean. Copper River Sockeye Salmon prices are still up, but down from last week. There is still a Customs Strike in Chile. We are continuing to monitor the situation, and will keep you posted.


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.


Prices are still up with decent availability. We will have great 2+ and #1 fish arriving this week.


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


Black Drum
Good fishing weather out of Hackberry, LA has got us some good landings on drum this week. Call your sales rep for pricing and availability.


We currently carry H&G 10-15 kg & H&G 20-30 KG Chilean Seabass. Seabass prices are on the rise. And we don’t see them coming down anytime soon.


Swordfish availability is looking good, with prices coming down. We have beautiful fish out of Costa Rica.


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.