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Notes from our buyer
Coho salmon is available this week. Coho Salmon will be running through September. King Salmon available from the Columbia River is still available upon request.
Boats have landed, and we have a new shipment of Halibut arriving this week. Availability has been tight with fisherman choosing Wild Salmon over Halibut. Alaskan Halibut season continues until mid November.
American Red Snapper-
We were able to get fish from Galveston this week. Whole fish ranging in size from 1-2, 2-4, and 4-8.
Golden Tile straight from the Gulf arriving this week. A very lean fish and perfect for the most select menus.
We have a great shipment of fresh Domestic Crabmeat this week. Prices have come down, and we are getting in twice a week from Louisiana. Call your sales rep today to place an order.
Clams & Mussels
Clam diggers in Maine are reporting higher prices for steamers with demand strong and supplies low. Clam supplies are still recovering from this past winter that froze clam grounds and limited the harvesting effort all while food service demand for the item has stayed strong. Littleneck Clams and Pei Mussels are available this week.
Arctic Charr is a unique strain of saltwater charr sustainably farm-raised in Iceland. Often compared to salmon and trout, Arctic Charr has a distinct, sweet buttery flavor and firm pink flesh that sets it apart from other fish on the market.
East Coast Oysters
We have a nice variety of oysters this week from the East Coast. Make sure you are on our East Coast oyster list that we send out every week.
Gulf sacks and gallons are available. This week we have standard gallons, select gallons and oyster jars.
Redfish & Striped Bass
The availability on jumbo sized redfish (2.5-3lb) has improved. Extra Jumbo (3lb and up) are in decent supply. Striped Bass is a great option this time of year as well.
Chilean Salmon prices are holding steady, with all sizes readily available. We are also starting to see some relief on the North Sea Salmon prices. They are slowly coming down from their higher summer prices.
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.
Scallop prices are holding steady this week. We expect decent supplies for the coming weeks.
Tuna production is looking good with prices holding steady. We will have great 2+ and #1 fish later this week. The fisherman strike in Costa Rica has ended.
Grouper production has really slowed down due to octopus season. We have grouper available this week. We can also get Yellowedge Grouper from the Gulf upon request.
Drum arriving this week from Hackberry, LA. Great blackened, fried, baked, grilled, or any way you choose. Get with your sales rep for an order, this fish sells fast!
We have a variety of seabass options. We continue to carry H&G 20-30 kg as well as a smaller 10-20 kg if that is more of what you’re looking for. Prices are continuing to move up.
Crawfish season has ended. We have Frozen Cooked Crawfish for your whole crawfish needs.
Swordfish is continuing to run good this week with prices still looking very good.
Ever tried it? This is a great fish that is perfect for grilling or baking. The ferocious-looking wolfish gets its name from the sharp, protruding teeth it uses to feast on lobsters, clams and other shellfish. Found from southern New England to Greenland and the Barents Sea, the bottom dwelling cold water creature is primarily a bycatch of trawl fisheries targeting cod, haddock and other ground fish. Iceland, which has a direct fishery for the species, is the largest producer.
Rainbow ‘Green’ and Ruby Trout
The larger sizes of the Ruby Trout are getting harder to get. The fish are not growing as fast as we would like. For the next month 8-10 oz and 10-12 oz Ruby will be hard to get.
The rainbow trout supply seems to be stable. The variety of the cuts and sizes of this fish never cease to amaze me. There are many options to meet your menu specifications.
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.