Market Report: March 20, 2017

March 29, 2017



Cobia has been said to be one of the best tasting fish in the sea—prefered over snapper, grouper, scamp and pompano. Known also as lemonfish beause they have a faint taste of lemon. Dark brown with a single dorsal fin, the cobia is often mistaken for a shark. Raw cobia meat is light tan, but cooked, it turns snowy white. It has a sweet, rich flavor which is firm with a nice flake. The oil content is similar to that of coho salmon.Cobia is low in calories and high in protein. The firm, moist flesh lends itself well to grilling and takes well to marinades and bold sauces. Fried, grilled, broiled, or sautéed, this fish is an excellent menu choice.



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Notes from our buyer


Selects are now available in addition to our Quality Grade. Catch volumes remain stable and we expect that to continue through the next few weeks.



East Coast Halibut pricing and availability continue to look good.  We have 2 shipments of Alaskan Halibut arriving this week.  Call your sales rep for pricing and availability.



Mahi has been very limited this week.  We do have fish arriving just in time for the weekend.  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

Littleneck Clams are back on track this week. We also expect to have a good amount of Pei Mussels. Call your sales rep for availability.


Icelandic Cod 

Availability and pricing are looking good 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. 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

Rain and warmer temps have 25 areas closed in Texas.  Prices are up on gallons and sacks.  So far availability will not be an issue for now.  We will keep you informed as the season progresses.


Redfish & Striped Bass
Extra Jumbo Redfish (3lb and up) & Jumbo Redfish (2.5-3 lb.) have a good availability right now. Striped Bass is a great option this time of year as well.

Prices are starting to creep up slightly on North Sea Salmon and Canadian Salmon fillet.  The current market on Chilean Salmon still remains a factor for the next few months. The increase on Chilean Salmon is attributed to several factors including, last year’s historic algae bloom, the current exchange rate, and slower growth rates.


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 up slightly with good availability. We 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
Bad weather out of Hackberry, LA has limited the catch earlier this week.  Product will be limited.  We hope to get another landing before the weekend.


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


Swordfish is limited this week, prices are high. We have a new landing 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.