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SPECIALS FOR JULY 31

Wild Artic Char comes tonight! The fish was featured in yesterday's New York Times and is hand caught by the Inuit Tribes in CA. Limited supply.

Watch out for slight price increases in Cod, Sword, Wild Stp Bass, and Fluke. Weather is affecting the landings out there as whitecaps and wind prevent guys from going out. Right now the increases are weak, but could continue into next week.

Onaga is in house today. The fish are running 2-4lbs and looking stunning. They are caught off of Hawaii and are sushi quality.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFz9h_hin-8

Wahoo is in from Florida, we have one fish available, 35lbs

Softshells are coming down in price, WhiteBait is available, and the Escolar is looking great

Blackfish is in house, fish came in covered still in slime and rigor, Tile fish is running pristine and it is the Gray variety
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWPzGalENrY
Wild Kings will not be available tomorrow, but we will have Wild Sockeye and Wild Steelhead available

Scallops are s…

NFI Stands Up

You know so often the public today is mislead by the media. Information about seafood is not exempt

Sustainable Seafood on NOAA's Menu

The rule making boards of NOAA's Fishery Management Council are getting just a bit more diverse. In an effort to address some real or perceived bias on the board a small minority of seats have been recently filled by new members that have no financial gains to be realized or lost based on recommendations.

One of these new appointments is Steve Schafer. I know Steve personally and I am confident that he will bring fresh insight and a new outlook to the council. He is a person of great integrity and reason. I think that any fears that might be raised by the commercial fishing industry will be allayed when they get to know this intelligent and thoughtful person.

Steve's focus has always been to help to educate the consumer on the benefits of moving seafood to a more sustainable resource. Based upon the press release below from NOAA, I would say that Steve fills that role well. Congratulations are in in order and well deserved.

June 25, 2009The Commerce Department today announced th…

The Stripers are Coming

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Wild striped bass season opened July 1st for New York commercial fishermen. While we have had striped bass in the New York market for some time the opening of the local fish will help drive prices downward. Look for prices to drop after Independence day. Striped bass (Moronesaxatilis), also known as rockfish to some are one of the east coasts most valuable species. Striped bass was once over fished but over the past ten years most states have implemented strict guidelines for the commercial sales of this fish as well as fair catch limits for the recreational fisherman. However this fragmented regulation from state top state has made enforcement difficult. Below is a list of some Northeast state regulations.Rhode Islandtrap: 26" mingeneral category: 34" minNew York24" - 36"Delaware28" min20" special spring season 3/1-3/30MarylandBays and Rivers: 18"-36"Ocean: 24"PRFC ( Potomac River Fisheries Commission )18" min all year36" max 1…