THE WEEK IN FISH by Tim Sughrue

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. […]

Seafood this Week: Monday, October 14, 2019

1. DOMINANT YEAR CLASS OF SABLEFISH IN BERING SEA OFF ALASKA – Alaskan fishermen are seeing record numbers of young Black cod (also known as sablefish) in their forays into the ocean. The size of this year class of fish, spawned in 2014, is estimated TWICE the size of the previous record class spawned in 1977. Unfortunately, this is […]

Oyster Shucking Video with Amos LaClair

This Week in Seafood: October 7, 2019

1. LIVE LOBSTER – The lobster market is sky high. There are a few different factors causing these outrageous prices. A major weather system is headed North towards Maine keeping all the boats tied up for the next 3 days. We still have 10 days until certain regions of Canada open for fishing. On top of […]

This Week in Seafood: September 23

OYSTER PRICES AT 52 WEEK HIGH !!! Current pricing on gallons of selects are 14% higher than this time last year. They represent a true barometer of the scarcity of oysters nationwide and really tell the story of how record rainfalls in the Chesapeake & Mississippi watersheds, rain death on local oyster bars, killing hundreds […]

This Week in Seafood: September 9, 2019

1. HURRICANE DORIAN TIGHTENS SEAFOOD SUPPLY ACROSS MANY CATEGORIES – The storm that “wouldn’t go away” has finally gone away but only after smashing into Nova Scotia yesterday. Lobster prices took a quick 25 cent jump across the board. 2. FRESH CRABMEAT SUPPLY HAS TIGHTENED – Crabbers pulled their pots in Carolina last week and are […]

This Week in Seafood: September 3

HURRICANE DORIAN HAS FISHERMEN RUNNNG FOR COVER – Crabbers from South Carolina to Virginia have their eye on the storm and its track. Carolina fishermen started “pulling pots” and putting them on shore today. Shrimpers are not going to shrimp this week. POST LABOR DAY PRICE DECLINES – As the kids go back to school, […]

This week in Seafood: August 26, 2019

1. GREENLAND ICE SHEET IS MELTING FAST – This little country of only 55,000 people has been in the news lately so I did some reading on the Greenland Ice sheet. It covers 80% of the surface area of the country, 1500 miles long and 680 miles wide, with an average thickness of 7500 feet!!! It is […]

This Week in Seafood: August 19, 2019

1. LAST WEEK OF FRESH HPP VENEZUELAN CRABMEAT – “Conservation” has started on Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela. There will be no crabmeat production again until late October. We will have enough meat to get through this week. There is no need to panic as domestic crabmeat from just about anywhere, Maryland, Carolina, & the Gulf of Mexico, is […]