Market Report: March 5, 2012

March 7, 2012

live crawfish sign


Boston Seafood Show

To fulfill our commitment of being the seafood source, we must continually find vendors that bring in fresh, sustainable products. This weekend we will be at the Boston Seafood Show to maintain some of those relationships as well as finding new suppliers to keep up with the demand. If you find yourself in the area come visit us at both #2233.



Notes From Our Buyer

Volume is picking up.  We will be testing the process of washing and grading this week.  Once successful, you’ll start seeing washed and graded crawfish.

The tuna market has been incredibly tight, but we should have plenty for the weekend. Prices continue to be strong.

Mahi Mahi
Mahi prices are up once again.  Product is nice, but there is not a lot around.

Gulf Oysters
We are seeing some nice product from Texas now.  All is good.

Fresh Crabmeat
Our fresh crabmeat from Venezuela and Columbia is awesome. The meat is beautiful and fresh, and the shelf life you will have will knock your socks off.  If you have not tried it, get on the bandwagon.  This is a year round, high quality product that will keep you in the fresh crab business.  Domestic product is very tight right now.  Like every year, it
will get better as it warms up.

American Red Snapper
American reds are tight this week.  Fishermen are not seeing them as much as they have.  We hope to have some in for the weekend.

Steelhead is a great feature for your menu.  It is affordable and can be used in a variety of cooking methods.

We’ll have a nice shot of marlin for the weekend.

Farm raised redfish is perfect for your customers who care about the environment.  It is a perfect sustainable fish for any occasion. Redfish on the half shell is one of my favorite dishes.

Domestic Catfish
Production has been solid during Lent.  Prices have softened a little, but not much.

Scallop prices are steady right now.  Product looks great and tastes even better.

Whole Salmon
Terrible weather has kept the whole Scottish salmon market tight.  We should have a little bit in for the weekend.

Scottish Salmon Fillets
Pre-cut fillets have risen in price for the reason above and, in my opinion, the farms want to make more money during Lent.

Striped Bass
Beautiful farm-raised Texas striped bass is a perfect sustainable option for any menu!  The fish is kept below 38 degrees from the time it is harvested from the water to the time it hits your door.

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.

Green, Golden, and Ruby trout
Trout projections look good on the green trout.  The golden and ruby are much better than before, but could still be
a little tight.

Black Drum
This is a fantastic fish.  Great blackened, fried, baked, grilled, or any way you choose.  It is also great on the food cost!!!