Market Report: October 17, 2017

October 17, 2017

wahoo

–Wahoo, which means “sweet, very good to eat” in Hawaiian is also known as Ono. Built like a torpedo, they are fast swimmers. A Wahoo is a close relative to the King Mackerel. Wahoo feed near the surface in 30 to 50 fathoms along coastal ledges and are occasionally caught in open deep water. The vast majority of Ono are caught in Hawaiian waters by trollers.

This well-known Pacific fish is deliciously cooked in a variety of ways. The fillets of the Wahoo are white and firm with a flaky and delicate texture. It’s flavor is mild. Wahoo is delicious saut’ed, baked, broiled or fried. Hawaii Wahoo is an excellent source of healthy, extra lean protein. It is also low in saturated fat and low in sodium.

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Notes from our buyer__

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

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We are getting Alaskan Halibut weekly, along with East Coast halibut. Call your sales rep for pricing and availability.

 

Mahi

Mahi availability and Pricing has improved. Call your sales rep for pricing and availability.

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Decent catch volumes continue to land in Galveston, TX, ranging in size from 1-2, 2-4, and 4-8 are available with good availability.
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We have Fresh Domestic Crabmeat and Fresh Non Domestic Crab from Mexico & Venezuela. The availability on Non Domestic crab is starting to be limited. And prices are still up on the domestic. Call your sales rep today for more information.
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We have a good amount of Pei Mussels and littleneck Clams. We also have Dutch Mussels arriving twice a week.
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Prices and availability are looking good this week. Call your sales rep for pricing and availability.
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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.
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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. Large Pemaquids and Duxberry Standard Oysters are great picks this week.

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The Louisiana harvest area has reopened. Shell stock oysters are available, but limited. We are seeing price increases on Oyster Sacks and Post Harvest Treated oysters. We expect this price increase will stay in effect until the Texas Season opens on November 1st.
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Murder Point Oysters are out of Porterville Bay in Alabama near what was once called Myrtle Point. Legend has it that a dispute over an oyster lease in the area lead to a fatal fight. In 1927, locals renamed the area Murder Point and the rest is history.  Murder Point oysters are the product of an off-bottom, intensive aquaculture. Australian Longline cages are used to grow and nurture Murder Point oysters throughout the growing season. This off-bottom method allows the oysters to move up and down in the water column, allowing them to be flavored by different pressures, temperatures, and food sources.
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Extra Jumbo Redfish (3lb and up) have a good availability right now. Jumbo Redfish (2.5-3 lb.) availability is starting to improve. Striped Bass is a great option this time of year as well.
Cooking Striped Bass
Cooking Striped Bass

 

Chilean, North Sea & Canadian prices are holding steady with good availability.
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This salmon is naturally raised; Antibiotic Free, Chemical Free, Preservative Free, and Hormone Free. The feed is comprised of all natural and sustainable resources. And unlike other farm raised salmon Wild Isle Salmon is raised in the open ocean of the Shetland Islands, and not in a Loch or Bay like other farms raised salmons.
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U10 Dry Scallop prices are staying down. We expect decent supplies for the coming weeks.

 

Tuna

Prices are coming down as we near the full moon. We have great 2+ and #1 fish arriving this week.
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Black Drum availability is improving, although still somewhat limited. We are expecting another shipment in time for the weekend.

 

Seabass
We currently carry H&G 20-30 KG Chilean Seabass. Seabass prices are finally starting to dip slightly.

 

Rainbow Trout is continuing to experience a slowdown in production at the farms. Availability is improving; however we continue to get shorted by the farms. Some of this is due to summer months, along with decrease in egg production.  The Ruby Trout farms have also started to see a slowdown due to a decrease in egg production.  Price increase will be in effect this week on all Ruby Trout. Frozen trout is another alternative.  Get with your sales rep for pricing and availability.
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Swordfish availability and pricing is holding steady with decent availability.
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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.

Cooking Steelhead Trout
Cooking Steelhead Trout