THE WEEK IN FISH by Tim Sughrue

This WEEK in SEAFOOD June 3, 2019

1. HARD CRABS COMING ON – SOFT CRABS GOING AWAY – As is customary after the first big shed, hard crabs become plentiful (because they get hungry and have lots of room to grow inside their new shells) and soft crabs become very scarce. There will be a handful of jumbos and whales daily that […]

Week beginning 5/28/2019

1. SOFT CRABS TIGHTEN UP DRAMATICALLY – The thing about live soft shell crabs is that they have the unique ability to disappear overnight. Late last week they shut off like a light switch in most areas of the Bay. The ONLY area a few peelers are shedding is the upper Bay (Kent Island to […]

Shuck U Oyster Field Trip

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 RSVP with Kelly Morris at ksm@congressionalseafood.com or call 703-307-3944.

This Week in Seafood – Monday, May 20, 2019

1. US DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION STOPS ALL FLIGHTS COMING FROM VENEZUELA – The supply of fresh HPP Venezuelan crabmeat has been severely restricted because of our government’s abrupt change in policy. Our suppliers’ plan now is to find alternate routes (not direct) to get the meat to Miami. It looks like they will fly to Columbia then to Miami or […]

THIS WEEK IN SEAFOOD 5/13/19 by Tim Sughrue

CHESAPEAKE BAY BLUE CRAB POPULATION VERY HEALTHY! l Governor Hogan was proud to announce the results of the winter dredge survey showing the blue crab population is up 60% from 2018. Adult females were up 29% to 190 million and adult males were up 38% to 80 million. The juvenile crab population doubled to 324 […]

Mother’s Day Week in Seafood 5/6/19

1.SOFT CRABS ARE ON!!! ALL THE FLOATS ARE FULL OF PEELER CRABS!!  The soft crab shedding operations on the Outer Banks of North Carolina will be working overtime this week carefully shepherding the peelers as they come out of their shells. It is not uncommon for a large shedding operation to have as many as 100,000 peelers in […]

THIS WEEK IN SEAFOOD 4/29/2019

1. 7 MILLION POUNDS A WEEK OF LIVE LOBSTER!! – Large areas off of northern New Brunswick and most of Prince Edward Island can set pots tomorrow, April 30, and then the onslaught begins. Estimates are between 75-80 million pounds of live lobster will be landed in the next 8-10 weeks in Atlantic Canada waters only!!! The catch, […]

The Week 4-22-19

1. CHESAPEAKE BAY ECOSYSTEM UNDER DURESS – The onslaught of constant rainfall over the last year is taking its toll on the ecosystem of the Chesapeake Bay. Virtually all the soft shell clams in the Bay have died because of too much fresh water. Many of the oyster bars around the Bay have experienced about a […]

GOOD FRIDAY

1. THIS FRIDAY IS “GOOD FRIDAY”!! With Easter being this coming Sunday, “Holy Week” has some of the highest fish demand of the year. Anything that even smells like fish is worth money. 2. PLENTY OF FRESH HPP VENZ JUMBO THIS WEEK! For the first time in two weeks, the supply of fresh Venezuelan crabmeat will meet or […]