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New Year’s Eve Seafood Update

1. CALM WINDS HELPING FISHERMEN GET BACK TO WORK – With the absence of any major cold fronts coming down from the arctic, remarkably calm weather, for this time of year, has beset the entire Atlantic seaboard and throughout most of the Gulf of Mexico. This will help fishermen of all kinds, (lobstermen, oystermen, scallopers, snapper boats, […]

New Year’s Schedule

NEW YEAR’S SCHEDULEPlease take note of our hours of operation over the next few days as we slow down to celebrate and enjoy the New Year. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your sales representative.NEW YEAR’S EVE / Tuesday, December 31REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS!NEW YEAR’S DAY / Wednesday, January 1CLOSEDWe will be open […]

This Week in Seafood: December 23, 2019

 “REDFISH BOOM” CAUSES NOVA SCOTIA POWER COMPANY TO SPEND $14.5 M ON BURYING CABLES AT SEA – The “Redfish” (also known as Ocean Perch) population off Nova Scotia has made a huge comeback recently after years of slashed quotas and even a moratorium. The redfish are in an area that Nova Scotia Power just put […]

This Week in Seafood: December 9, 2019

T1. VENZ CRABMEAT REMAINS AN EXTREME VALUE – Production out of Lake Maracaibo continues to flood the market and keep fresh jumbo lump prices depressed – Currently they are $6/lb UNDER pasteurized Indonesian jumbo lump prices.  Fresh Ven Superlump and fresh Ven lump are similarly discounted. Take advantage of the “below market” pricing and promote […]

This Week in Seafood: December 2, 2019

1. WHAT ARE YOUR FISH OPTIONS AS DECEMBER BUSINESS PICKS UP WITH HOLIDAY PARTIES? Here are a few items to look forward to:  Farm raised: – NORWEGIAN HALIBUT – farmed in Norway, harvested twice a week, and flown directly to Dulles airport in Virginia, you won’t believe how fresh these fish are. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND these fish […]

This Week in Seafood: November 18, 2019

US DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DECLARES GULF OYSTER FISHERY A DISASTER – First in 2005 it was Hurricane Katrina. Then in 2010 there was the BP Horizon oil spill. This year the Mississippi River was in flood stage a record 123 days in a row.  In September, the US DOC determined that Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi […]

This Week in Seafood: November 11, 2019

NEW VIMS STUDY VERIFIES INVASIVE BLUE CATS TOLERATE SALTWATER UP TO 22 PPT! A new study by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) spells bad news for native Chesapeake Bay species. Blue cats have been found to tolerate salinity up to 22 parts per thousand and thus may be able to expand their range […]

This Week in Seafood: November 4, 2019

FRESH VENEZUELAN CRABMEAT COLLAPSE! What happens when you put 100,000 lbs of fresh crabmeat into Miami on a slow market with a World Series and Halloween in the same week? Prices drop like a stone. Fresh jumbo lump can be had for almost $1 per ounce. Take advantage of these prices, promote the sale of […]

Seafood This Week: Monday, October 28, 2019

ATLANTIC SALMON PRICES SPIKE THIS WEEK! Due to street riots in Santiago and a state of emergency being declared by the government in Chile, Atlantic salmon shipments are getting delayed and market supply is tightening quickly. There are also extreme labor shortages at the plants (workers on strike) combined with a holiday in Chile this week, the stage has been set for the […]

This Week in Seafood: October 21, 2019

CHESAPEAKE OYSTERMEN HAVE WEDNESDAYS OFF WORK NOW !! In a move to conserve the remaining stock of wild Virginica oysters in the Chesapeake, the Maryland DNR declared there will be no commercial oystering on Wednesdays from now until the end of the season in mid March. Oyster harvesting is already forbidden on Saturdays and Sundays. […]