Market Report: September 10, 2012

September 25, 2012

Coho Salmon


Copper River Coho Salmon

The mighty Copper River is one of the swiftest and most rugged rivers in Alaska. Copper River coho, also called silver salmon, is caught in late summer through early fall. It’s a wonderful fish that is mild in flavor, which makes it perfect for grilling or baking. The Copper River coho has a lower oil content, which makes it milder and therefore enjoyed by everyone, even those who do not eat a lot of fish. They also store more heart-healthy Omega-3 fatty acids than any other species of salmon – a nutrient which has been linked to cardio vascular health, muscle development, eye care, and may even boost your metabolism. All in all, this a great fish for your menu.


Notes from our buyer

Gulf Oysters
Parts of the Louisiana gulf are opening slowly.  We are starting to get Goldband oysters on a regular basis.  Texas plans on opening this weekend, and we should see some more shell stock and gallons as early as next week

American Red Snapper

We will have some nice American reds all week.  Fishing is still tight, but the fish is nice and fresh!!!

Wild Coho Salmon

We have received our first shipment of Copper River cohos this week.  Product is looking great.

Prices are right and production is rolling.  We will have a nice shot this weekend.

Grouper is still tight.  Octopus season in Mexico is really hurting the availability.


We will be receiving North Sea whole salmon – Norwegian, Scottish, and Faroe Island – for the weekend.
Striped Bass

Our farmed striped bass is from right here in Texas.  It is harvested, transported, prepared, and shipped under controlled temps.  This increases the quality and shelf life for you.

We have some beautiful halibut in.  Keep it on the special board; it won’t be around forever.

Production has slowed down again.  Looking like only extra jumbo redfish for a while with tight supply.
Black Drum

We will have some nice drum for the week.

Tuna is still tight and expensive.
Mahi Mahi

We are seeing a little more mahi in the market.  I hope this marks the beginning of the new season.  Prices are not great but are much better than the past few months.
Fresh Crabmeat

Fresh domestic crab meat is tightening up a little.  As the summer ends, it gets more difficult to get what we want.
Steelhead will be in for the weekend.
Domestic Catfish

Prices are nice and production is good on 5-7 sizes and up.

Pricing is steady and quality is great.
Scottish Salmon Fillets

Prices are steady, and the product is excellent.

We will be getting some nice mako shark straight from Hawaii for the weekend!
Mongchong, Opah, and Barracuda

Looking for something from Hawaii???  We have a great partner over there that supplies us with fantastic fish from the Hawaiian waters.

We offer 20-30 kg seabass as well as pre-cut fillets.  Get with your sales rep for details.
East Coast Oysters

Frugé has a wide variety of East Coast oysters available.  We send out an availability list each week of what we have to offer.  If you are not yet receiving this list, please get with your sales rep and they will gladly add you to the email list.
Cod, Sole, and Haddock

These East Coast treats are a great change to your feature board!  With the movement of business travelers and transplants from all over, you don’t want to miss out on some great valued fish to add to your menu or feature board.  We only bring in what you want, so get your pre-orders in now.
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.
Rainbow ‘Green’, Golden, and Ruby trout

Green trout is what the guys on the farm call the regular rainbow trout.  Since they have ruby and golden as well, it is just a term they use to distinguish between the three.  Our ‘green’ trout is what every sales person calls rainbow trout.  Red and golden continue to be very tight.  The end is not in sight yet.