Thee market is finally stable, which is good, but kind of boring. Supplies are adequate for a moderate demand. Looking ahead, plants will be closed September 18th and 19th due to the Chilean Independence Day Holiday so production will be minimal, which may result in limited arrivals.
Varieties of Canadian, Faroe, and Scottish may be available. Canadian and European markets remain unchanged. Pricing is stable and demand is moderate.
We are proud to o er Wild Isles All-Natural Salmon from the Shetland Islands, UK. H&G and llets are available. Pre-order only.
We are proud to o er SKYE Steelhead Trout from the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Domestic and Norwegian product may also be available.
Exceptional quality, farm raised Bronzini from the Mediterranean may be available.
Responsibly farmed tilapia from the pristine waters of the Costa Rican Rainforest are available year-round. Due to a reliable water source, and the conscientious approach to farming, we have access to the most premium quality sh on the market.
NORTH EASTERN & MID-ATLANTIC SPECIES
The next season doesn’t start until March 1st. Prices are starting to rise and it is expected there will be less landings over the next few months.
As was reported in July, the North American lobster industry was still awaiting big volumes. New reports indicate that lobster supplies are expected to decline. Prices trended slightly lower over the past week with a fair demand.
Our suppliers are seeing a great lineup of oysters. When Fall gets into full swing, oysters will be the fattest and in even greater supply!
CLAMS & MUSSELS
The market remains steady, but it seems some farms may be running tight lately. Less harvesting earlier in the year to have more product has helped.
Some limited amounts may be available, expect higher than normal pricing due to seasonal closures.
The feeling is that is it time for crabmeat prices to start dropping. Something has to give soon. Prices are still high overseas, and some importers are buying up everything they can at the higher prices. We are still hoping for a reduction in demand due to these high prices that will cause the market to adjust back towards more reasonable pricing levels. Inventories have reportedly improved, although the undertone in the U.S. is firm.
Canadian product is available and prices are favorable. Some MSC Certified product may also be available.
Regarded worldwide as the nest species of octopus available, it is known for its unique rm texture, sweet rich avor, and large sizing. It is caught using a traditional method of Artisanal pot catching. Pre-order only.
Prices have adjusted slightly lower due to buying resistance. The direct fishing ban on Mahi remains in effect through mid-October.
Supplies are scarce due to limited fishing efforts. Demand remains strong, however, and prices continue to rise. Mexico’s octopus season is set to close next week and landings should increase in the weeks to follow.
TUNA & SWORDFISH
Arrivals are low heading into the holiday weekend. Grades and sizes will be limited.
The market for snapper has been increasing in demand and price due to pressure for a white sh substitute for Mahi. Landings are strong for the week. Landings may decline next week due to unfavorable weather patterns. Caribbean Red and Lane varieties will be available next week!
FISH PROFILE: CARIBBEAN RED SNAPPER
One of the most common Snapper species due to its attractive appearance, fine texture, and great taste. An all-purpose fish, the flavor profile tends to be mild and delicate, as well as sweet and nutty. They are normally shed in deeper water, on muddy bottoms, primarily near reefs or other structures. They feed on crab, squid, shrimp, and small sh. Snapper production tends to be quite seasonal, with Caribbean Reds expected to become sporadic by the end of the month. Product will be available as a Fresh Catch option next week, so get some while you can!
Often confused for a snapper, it is actually a species of Wrasse native to the Gulf of Mexico. Look for it as a Fresh Catch option next week!
CORVINA & WAHOO
Unfavorable fishing conditions are creating very light landings. Demand is strong causing prices to increase due to the lack of fish.
OYSTERS OF THE WEEK
KAIPARA HARBOUR Northland, New Zealand
IRISH POINT PEI, Canada
“DAM” BIG Damariscotta, Maine
CHESAPEAKE BAY Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
HOLLYWOOD Chesapeake Bay, Maryland