WESTCOAST SEAFOOD UPDATE
Week of October 10th, 2016
Atlantic Salmon: Prices remained steady for next week. Supply pressure continues to push this market up.
All of the wild season is pretty well finished for the year. Except:
Coho - Minimal arriving next week as the season winds up.
Chum - Still fresh arriving thru the Johnstone Strait. Good meat color/oil content.
Halibut: Good supply arriving, with less focus on boats fishing salmon. Halibut season finishes Nov 7th.
Talk to your customers about the C2C difference. Quality has been outstanding!!!
• We are carrying only Canadian halibut
• Queen Charlottes/Hectate Strait
• Small vessels = Shorter trips
Oysters/ Clams: Good supply on both.
Mussels: Good supply.
Groundfish: Good supply on most groundfish.
Exotics: Fresh Artesmar Ahi Tuna. Short supply on Mahi Mahi.
Scallops: Good supply from Boston. 10/20- 2lb pack now available.
Albacore Tuna: Secured good supply for now. Still awaiting larger boats to arrive. Pricing unsettled.EASTCOAST SEAFOOD UPDATE
Oysters - All oysters available next week, with the exception of the New Brunswick line (Lil Shemogue, Fin de la Baie, Peacock Cove).
Cod - Sourcing from Iceland. MSC certified.
Haddock – Sourcing from mainly from Canada right now. MSC certified.
Ocean Perch (Whole) - Sourcing from Iceland. (Special request)
Live Lobster – New season starts Oct 15th, when we may see some price relief. Pricing steady next week.
Lake Fish - Little to no supply arriving from the Great Lakes due to the warm weather.
Smelts - Only Chilean sea smelts available. No lake until Oct/Nov.
Swordfish - Good supply arriving from Panama/Equador. Prices softened for next wek.
Mahi Mahi – No supply arriving for next week.
Chilean Salmon / Steelhead - Prices steady this week, but further increases projected.
Tilapia - Good supply.
Snappers (B-Liners) – Both Atlantic and Gulf now fishing. Supply may be tight due to storm.
Kingfish – Should be good for supply out of the Gulf.
Red Grouper and Amberjacks – Good supply on grouper. No supply next week on Amberjacks.
Black Grouper, Yellow Edge Grouper, Golden Tilefish - Supply may be interrupted due to hurricane.
Blue crab (live) – Only HARD SHELL available now. Good supply.
Catfish – Summer schedule continues. Tuesday arrival into Max.
Skate Wing, Cod: Good supply. Porgies: Good supply.
Monkfish – Tight supply next week.
Mackerel – Good supply on both Spanish and Atlantic next week.
Squid – Steady supply.
Ocean Perch – Good supply.
Scallops – Steady supply.
Sea Bass and Sea Bream from Greece and Turkey have been plentiful.
New season now open. Product arrives into Maximum Thursdays. Must preorder 1 week in advance – Fri.
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