Market Report: October 16, 2013

October 16, 2013

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 Atlantic Cod

The Atlantic cod is a large headed fish that is powerfully built and known for it’s overhanging upper jaw and a single long chin barbel. The coloring varies depending on it’s habitat, from reddish to brownish with a white lateral line. Cod have a lean, mild flavor with a tender firm texture, and sometimes are referred to as the Chicken of the Sea.

Because of the lean meat that cod has, it is best to cook it with moist heat. Probably one of the most common ways of cooking cod is either breaded or battered and fried. But with such a mild flavor, cod is an excellent fish for such seasonings as dill, basil, tarragon and ginger.



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Oyster boats

Between 150 and 200 oyster boats could be seen in the distance of Sister Lake,
a public fishing ground in Louisiana.


Notes from our buyer

Wild Salmon

Troll Caught Kings are available but very pricey.  Also we have been bringing in some beautiful Ora Kings, please let your Frugé Seafood sales representative know if your interested.


East Coast Oysters

Several varieties of east coast oysters are available, including Chesapeake Bay, Malpeque and James River. Blue Points are back, we have a good supply of them this week.


Redfish is a great farmed product for your menu. Quantities are limited, but we have been able to fill all of our customer’s needs. We are expecting to see Jumbo’s in early November. Please get with your sales team and place your orders.

Beautiful fish direct from Alaska are still in stock, prices are increasing as the supply is still tight but the larger fish are still available (40-60). The Alaskan Halibut season ends November 15.


Cod, Sole, and Haddock 
Some great looking Cod at a great price this week! Hurry while the supply last. Get your pre-orders in early.

Chilean salmon prices continue to soften. We are also getting in large whole salmon from the North Sea (country of origin can be Scotland, Faroe Islands, or Norway).


Gulf Oysters

The Gulf is open and the labor force is back to work. We are seeing a good supply of sacks and even the supply of gallons are picking up


American Red Snapper

American red snapper supply remains to be tight, but we do have them. Once again directly from the Gulf Cost. We also have beautiful lanes and yellowtail snapper as a great alternative.



Scallop prices have remained flat. Our sources seem to still have a great selection of product available ranging from U/10 all the way down to pieces.



The market remains very tight on the Yellow Fin but we have been able to keep a good selection of both #1 and #2+. Watch for the price to continue to rise.


Mahi Mahi

Mahi is still available. We have just received some great looking fish



Grouper prices are down a little; let’s hope this trend continues.  There seems to be a good supply of fish this week.


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.

Black Drum

Many of you may be considering black drum as an alternative to redfish.  The product is available, but can be limited in the summer, so make sure we know your needs.


The domestic crabmeat has started to pick up with the cooler weather.  Venezuela crab is off conservation and we expect to see a fall in the prices in the coming weeks do to a good supply in the near future.


Domestic Catfish

Our catfish is farmed right here in Texas.  Prices are on the steady rise as the supply is very tight. It appears to be tight for the remainder of the year.


Escolar, Opah, and Barracuda

Opah landed this week from Hawaii! If there is something that you looking for from that regions let us know.



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.


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. Lobster prices are on the rise: lobster are moving into deeper water and not as active as before.


Rainbow ‘Green’, Golden, and Ruby trout

Ruby trout supply seems to remain tight. The low water supply this summer has created a shortage on the larger red meat fish from Idaho.  The water supply is back up now, and the product will be more plentiful in the near future.