Thursday, August 5, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good day Chefs and Buyers,
 
We have two really interesting local items today. The first is what is called 'tinker' mackerel, small finger sized Boston mackerel where caught right here off of Long Island, very nice, very limited, and very fun. Keeping with the petite theme we have some micro-razor clams. Averaging 3 to 4 inches each these lively razors are great raw or as a wonderful visual stopper in any number of your creations.
 
We just unloaded a New Jersey short trip Tuna boat and we are very pleased with the quality of the fish. Plenty of number 1 yellowfin and fatty bigeye, line caught albacore, and one 250# sword were landed within the past 24 hours and now they can be on your table too.
 
Massachusetts continues to see good landings despite some rough weather yesterday. Coming from those brave fishermen that went out yesterday we will have wild striped bass, fancy fluke, porgies, steaked cod, and skate.
 
Also available: trigger fish from North Carolina, king clip from Costa Rica, Siberian Sturgeon, and fresh Jumbo Lump Crab meat from Florida.
 
We will have our first shipment of Mediterranean Mussels in quite a long time. These full meat bivalves are grown in the Totten Inlet in Washington State. These are a very rich and meaty mussel for those looking for something like a "Bouchot". Call for availability, we hope to bring in more if we the demand is good.
 
"Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones."
~Theodore Roosevelt
 
Have a great day,

Matthew Hovey http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewhovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"
www.wildedibles.com 
http://sustainablefishmonger.com

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good morning Chefs and Buyers,
 
Thursday we will be seeing our usual shipments from Florida. In addition to the best American red snappers and fancy day boat grouper we will have a handful of line caught large pompano (1.5 lbs+). Fresh Florida shrimp (16/20 per lb) and hand picked blue crab meat will also be available (lump and jumbo lump).
 
From the Pacific Northwest more wild salmon will be coming, including: Bristol bay sockeye, Vancouver B.C. coho salmon, and Columbia river king salmon. Live Dungeness crab will be in our tanks. Dungeness are considered to be one of the best crabs because of high meat to shell ratio and the unparalleled sweet flavor profile. Each crab weighs between 2-3 lbs each.
 
Locally we were able to source fancy still alive skate, sushi quality fluke and some day boat porgies.
 
Nova Scotia short trip halibut is always great fish and tonights arrivals will be as nice as always. Most of this boats catch will be in the 10-30 lb range with maybe a 40 or 50 lb fish or two.
 
Still available but limited: king clip, razor clam, steamer clam, silver dory fillet, fresh lobster meat, and soft shelled crayfish.
 
"Don't fight forces, use them."
~R. Buckminster Fuller
 
Have a great day,
  
Matthew Hovey http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewhovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"
www.wildedibles.com 
http://sustainablefishmonger.com

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good day Chefs and Buyers,
Get your orders in on Branzini and Dorade early. Due to trucking strikes in Greece we may be tight on these fish for the rest of the week. Sardines are from Portugal and our Thursday shipment is scheduled to arrive as usual.
From Costa Rica we will have Corvina (a great bass-like fish) and king clip (head-off 5-7lbs). King clip are an eel like fish that has a fine white flesh that is a cross between cod and grouper at a very attractive price.
Chilean Turbot is back, this cold water flat fish is a prize. In rigor and with candy gills, turbot is a favorite in French and other cuisines. The firm meat cooks snow white and is good stand alone or with your favorite sauce. We like brown butter, but who doesn't?
Wellfleet petites are in the house from Massachusetts. These are small jewels, coming in around 2" with well formed cups and the concentrated sweetness of the sea. If you are a not a fan of the Wellfleet petite you haven't tried one yet.
Also available: Sturgeon, Wild King and Coho Salmon, Escolar, Whitebait, Uni trays, and fresh Belize salad shrimp.
"Angling has this distinction of its own: The very poorest man can, if he chooses, become a fisherman."
-J.P. Wheeldon
Have a great day,

Matthew Hovey http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewhovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"
www.wildedibles.com
http://sustainablefishmonger.com

Monday, August 2, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good morning Chefs and Buyers,
 
Welcome back to Monday. To start the week off right we will have wild Alaskan king salmon direct from Anchorage tonight. From the troll fishery these will be gorgeous fish. Sockeyes and Coho will also be available in limited quantities and we will also have Pacific Halibut.
 
Troubles in Greece are once again playing havoc with some of our shipments we only received about one third of our Monday order for these two Mediterranean fish, availability will be tight Tuesday. Our contacts in Greece say that by mid week things will be better.
 
Locally wild striped bass are looking like prices may be starting to come down, and there is plenty of good fluke available. Striped bass is a real menu favorite, and why not with big fillets, versatile solid yet tender meat, and a great name will drive sales at your restaurant.
 
Naskatucket oysters are being harvested now and can be on your raw bar Tuesday. Our friend Rod Taylor grows some of the nicest oysters on the East coast. Rich briny and loaded with the flavors that can only be found in the areas natural inlets, Naskatucket oysters are a great choice.
 
"I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it." 
~Pablo Picasso
 
Be great,

Matthew Hovey http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewhovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"
www.wildedibles.com 
http://sustainablefishmonger.com

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good morning Chefs and Buyers,
 
Big fish are in order today when it comes to some of our favorites. We are seeing new arrivals of halibut daily, from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. We have some quite large fish available (77, 85, 107, to name a few), and other fish graded 10-50 lbs are all over 20#. In addition most of the wild striped bass are Massachusetts' fish, and that will make them between 34 and 36 inches long (average weight 18#). Dayboat cod from Martha's Vineyard are beautiful and in rigor still glistening with salt water.
 
We have a real interesting selection of nice mid-atlantic fish as well like; Tautog (blackfish), Trigger fish (they happen to be some of the tastiest fillet you may ever eat), and for a nice hearty braise or soup try conger eel.
 
Todays sweet surprise are some fantastic Boston mackerel from Canada, with the Gulf stream welling up some interesting catches like this are coming from unexpected areas. Anyway these nice little fish are still in rigor, bright, and very firm.
 
Wild King Salmon is unavailable, but we have three other species of wild Pacific salmon are available:
  • Sockeye salmon, (ocean run 3-6 lbs), characteristic bright crimson fillets
  • Coho salmon, (5-7 lbs), very similar meat color to kings, a bit leaner
  • Keta/Silverbright salmon (headed and gutted 6 # average), the sleeper of the bunch, value priced begs your creative interpretation.
Many new east coast oysters tonight: Wellfleet (petites), Malpeque, Beau Soleil, Naskatuckets, and Pine Islands.
 
"His planet is covered with sordid men who demand that he who spends time fishing shall show returns in fish."
 
All the best,

Matthew Hovey http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewhovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"
www.wildedibles.com 
http://sustainablefishmonger.com

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

We often hear requests for something different, so we have dedicated our efforts to offer some interesting options for Thursday.
Try one of these...
 
Yellow eye snapper (2-4 lbs) 
Conger Eel
Trigger fish
Sturgeon
 
Also available: Escolar, wild salmon ( sockeye, silverbright, coho, steelhead ), whiting, cod, striped bass, et. al.
 
"On the other hand, you have different fingers."
~Steven Wright
 
All the best,
 
Matthew Hovey http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewhovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"
www.wildedibles.com 
http://sustainablefishmonger.com
 
 

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good day Chefs and Buyers,
 
We hope everyone is enjoying the break from the heat. How about some cool seafood offerings to go along with the nice summer vibe?
Below we have listed just a few of our extensive inventory offerings.
 
Local Specialties:
  • Skate and Monk from Portland, ME
  • Wild Striped Bass from Martha's Vineyard, MA
  • Fluke and Tile from Montauk, NY
Pacific West Coast Specialties:
  • Wild King and Sockeyes from Bristol Bay, AK
  • Wild Steelhead and Silverbright Salmon from Vancouver Island, BC
  • Live Dungeness Crabs from Queen Charlotte Sound, BC
 
Sustainable Options:
  • Siberian Sturgeon from Mote Aquaculture, FL
  • Copper Shoals Redfish from Silver Streak Farms, TX
  • Barramundi from Australis, MA
Just for fun:
  • Wahoo from Hawaii
  • Escolar from Costa Rica
  • Local Jersey Albacore Tuna
  • Florida Mangrove and Pink snappers
  • Chilean Turbot
 
"The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake."
~Meister Eckhart
 
Kind regards,
 

Matthew Hovey http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewhovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"
www.wildedibles.com 
http://sustainablefishmonger.com

Monday, July 26, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good morning Chefs and Buyers,
 
The air is cool the moon is full and the fishing is good. Monday brings new shipments to our warehouse from all points of the compass. With this kind of variety, surely something will get your culinary juices flowing.
 
Late last week a large swath of the Gulf of Mexico was reopened to fishing, and Tropical Storm Bonnie came into the area with very little intensity. Our sourced boats arrived into port this weekend with a nice mixed bag of fish.
  • Grouper, black and red are both available (both are in the 5-10 lb range)
  • American Red Snappers (mostly 2-4 lbs, call for other sizes)
  • Florida Pink Snapper (similar to Tai or NZ Pinks, mostly 1-2 lbs)
  • Cobia, wild and line caught
For something different and tasty we have farmed redfish (red drum) from a very good operation in Texas. Copper Shoals Redfish are free from hormones, antibiotics and fed a natural diet. Each fish is a near perfect 2 lbs each with rich firm juicy flesh, they would be great salt baked and are sturdy enough to take on bold flavors and the grill.
 
TEXAS REDFISH
 
From the Carolinas we have in sustainable and tasty Wreckfish, a small shot of wahoo, and a small blacktip shark.
 
Dover Sole prices continue to skyrocket, we still have a few brave takers on the fresh. We do offer a high quality frozen Dover sole as well.
 
Fresh sardines from Portugal arrive tonight.
 
Also available: fancy dayboat Massachusetts cod, monk, striped bass, and skate.
 
"The true triumph of reason is that it enables us to get along with those who do not possess it."

~Voltaire

Have a great day,

Matthew Hovey http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewhovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"
www.wildedibles.com 
http://sustainablefishmonger.com

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good day Chefs and Buyers,
 
West Coast halibut has been a relative bust this year so we have been relying on Atlantic halibut to make up the shortfall. The good news is the east coast halibut are really nice. On the other hand limited volume of halibut in general has chased the price up for good fish.
 
In Massachusetts fishing has been pretty good, and despite onshore temperature extremes offshore temperatures have been described as pleasant. Jumbo fluke are beautiful and fresh, we are buying from dayboats out of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. In addition these same boats are catching Jumbo black sea bass, porgies, and monk. For something out of the ordinary we are bringing in large ocean perch. These generally under appreciated fish are a great value in a fine eating white flesh fish with a orange skin that crisps nicely.
 
From North Carolina fancy golden tile, Wreckfish (aka stone bass), bluefish and Spanish mackerel are available Friday.
 
Florida boats are continuing to land very nice American Red Snapper. There are lots of other varieties of snapper but nothing compares to the distinct white sweet tender flake, and the easy to crisp red skin of the American red. The pride of the domestic gulf fishery these fish are available in a range of sizes: 1-2, 2-4. and 4+lbs. Grouper, pompano, and fresh shrimp will also be arriving tonight.
 
Soft shell crabs are in limited supply. We anticipate little to no arrivals of hotel or prime sized crabs, and Jumbo's may fall short of demand. We will make every effort to cover your orders, but please call us today as it will be first come first served.
 
From our Pacific Northwest friends sockeye salmon, Chinook salmon (kings), and live Dungeness crabs are available. We also offer the best sub zero frozen at sea black cod, spot prawns and octopus.
 
"If you don't love life you can't enjoy an oyster; there is a shock of freshness to it and intimations of the ages of man, some piercing intuition of the sea and all its weeds and breezes. [They] shiver you for a split second."
~Eleanor Clark quotes
 
We have lots of great oysters including: Beau Soleil, Pipes Cove, Canada Cup, Salvation Cove, Malpeque, Cortez Island, Kusshi, Kumomoto, Hama Hama, Little Skookum and many more.
 
Have a great day,
  
Matthew Hovey http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewhovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"
www.wildedibles.com 
http://sustainablefishmonger.com

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good day Chefs and Buyers,
 
Wreckfish arrives tonight. These big deep water fish are part of a very limited and well regulated individual fish quota system in North Carolina. A small group of fishermen catch these fish using hook and line. There is virtually no by catch and no damages to the surrounding environment. Wreckfish are very similar to grouper when it comes to the meat quality, and since they are sustainable it should be an easy choice.
 
A little closer to home we have Porgies from right here in Long Island, landings were really good and we have a wide range of sizes. Porgies remain a little appreciated species, but the fine white flesh works well in a variety of cuisines. Go local; buy scup. Other Local specials are fluke, silver dory fillet, and jumbo black sea bass. Wild striped bass are coming in tonight from Massachusetts.
 
Also available today: wild sockeye and king salmon, sweet Mexican bay scallops, pompano, marlin loin, arctic char, and whiting.
 
"Doing nothing is very hard to do...you never know when you're finished."
~Leslie Nielsen

Best regards,


Matthew Hovey http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewhovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616 cell 718-679-0641
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"
www.wildedibles.com 
http://sustainablefishmonger.com

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good day Chefs and Buyers,
 
The California kings are here! We have been looking forward to these fish for two years now. Because of many factors including limited access to rivers in California and Oregon because of damns and exhaustive irrigation schemes the wild fisheries for salmon have been closed since 2008. California State wildlife officials have been closely monitoring the bio mass and have allowed a very limited and short season for 2010. Wild California king salmon are troll caught. We have a couple hundred pounds and that is it. Unfortunately catches have been much lower than hoped for. This is one fishery were the fish and the fishermen are both victims of land based problems.
 
From Rhode Island we have Tautog (aka blackfish), a tasty member of the wrasse family. Jumbo black sea bass and a handful of conger eels just for fun. Conger eels have a very nice firm white meat that is perfect in stews, soups and braises.
 
From a well managed fishery off the Carolina coast we have Wreckfish. Today's fish average around 15 lbs. Just like grouper, but much more sustainable.
 
We are starting to see some shellfish on the east coast spawn. Usually this may last for a few weeks with each specific clam or oyster area. We make every effort to stay away from those beds while spawning occurs, so we are likely to be out of stock of certain oysters until they are ready again. This summer's record high temperatures are also having an impact on shellfish in general. It might be a good idea to review your par levels and review shellfish storage with staff. Even a few minutes on  a hot kitchen floor will dramatically reduce the life span of clams, mussels, and oysters. Make sure that shellfish is kept moist and cold, and stored in the coldest part of your walk in.
 
Also available: marlin loin, wild arctic char, mako shark, fresh whitebait, halibut, and fluke.
 
"A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for."
~William Shedd
 
Take care,
 
 
Matthew Hovey http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewhovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"
www.wildedibles.com 
http://sustainablefishmonger.com

Monday, July 19, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good morning Chefs and Buyers,
 
Today is the day for a couple of really nice South Pacific specials. Straight in from New Zealand we have Opah with nice rose pink flesh. Opah are a bycatch of the tuna fishery and a rare treat, so we are happy to offer these really nice racks from the New Zealand dayboat fleet. Another incidental catch from the same fishery is escolar. Escolar is sometimes called white tuna (not to be confused with albacore), and has a very rich oily flesh that is best in small portions. So for something different try Opah or Escolar, its winter down there!
 
Wild sockeye is an incredible value and an incredible fish. All of our sockeye arrive headed and gutted and therefore have a great yield. The flesh of these fish are deep red and relatively lean. They are an excellent source of healthy omega-3 oils and they are defiantly tasty. Sockeye range in size from 4 to 7lbs. Wild and sexy, todays fish are from the Canadian fleet just south of Alaska.   
From Florida we have both red and black grouper, American red snapper, pompano, and limited fresh shrimp (16/20 per lb). In talking with fishermen in the Gulf each one of them have been so grateful that we continue to buy at the same levels as before, thanks. Even though the cap is holding, the region is not out of the woods yet. It will be some time before the true extent of damage is seen, and longer until the ecosystem is back to its prior state, and the local economies have healed.
 
From Costa Rica we have some fine marlin loin. Marlin is a very mild flavored steak fish, it cooks quickly and is at home as a crudo as well.
 
Also available: sturgeon, corvina, wild char, black sea bass, wild striped bass, octopus, dayboat cod, porgies and skate.  
 
"If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got."
~Mark Twain
 
Have a great day,
 
Matthew Hovey http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewhovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"
www.wildedibles.com 
http://sustainablefishmonger.com

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good morning Chefs and Buyers,
 
With July hitting the halfway mark there is little change in the hot and stormy weather. Temperatures are affected at sea as well with the Gulf Stream warming up previously cold Canadian waters good landings of sword are expected to continue. Sword fish prices should remain stable and could see decreases as well. A lot of Massachusetts wild striped bass made it to NY in the overnight hours and prices are still being ferreted out, if these volumes continue then we should see even better prices as the month progresses. Scallop prices continue to remain steep. Most boats are fishing for u/10's in the Nantucket Lightship area and this has caused some short supply in smaller sizes. 10/20's are up over 10% from this time last week and demand for large scallops is still outpacing production. On the west coast California has allowed for a small quota of wild king salmon, and we may see some of these fish by Monday. California has been closed to commercial salmon fishing the previous two years, we hope that this has allowed ample time for the stock to return to healthy levels.
 
In today:
  • Fluke (all sizes), Menemsha Beach, MA -sushi quality dayboat fish
  • Porgies (1-3lbs), Nantucket, MA -a restaurant week gem
  • Steamer Clams, Long Island, NY -purged, restaurant ready
  • Wild Steelhead Trout, BC, Canada -super value in a tasty wild salmonoid
  • Whitebait, Hudson Bay, Canada -whole and ready to fry
  • Sardines and fresh Octopus, Portugal - fresh in from JFK
Expected arrivals tonight include; wild sockeye salmon, wild coho salmon, dayboat cod from Martha's vineyard, tilefish, grouper, barramundi, halibut east and west, New Zealand cockles, and west coast oysters.
 
 
"Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."
~Lao Tzu
 
 
 
Matthew Hovey http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewhovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"
www.wildedibles.com 
http://sustainablefishmonger.com

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good day Chefs and Buyers,
 
A lot of fine new arrivals into our warehouse today. And a few prices coming down on Sword and Striped Bass. Sword are being caught in abundance in Canada and prices are dropping on these true dayboat harpoon and line caught fish. Wild striped bass season has opened in Massachusetts and prices are edging downward. If enough product comes in NY spec (sized 34-36 inches) then we may see some bargain basement prices.
 
From Carolina we have big wild red drum "redfish", this fish is super firm and great grilled or blackened. New tilefish are available either grey or gold, both top quality.
 
From Panama we have King Clip. Sold headed and gutted this eel like fish has meat that is comparable to grouper or cod at a great price for restaurant week.
 
The Siberian sturgeon came in nice and large with most over 15 lbs and a few over 20 lbs. Prehistoric in appearance, firm and fresh, and full of richly flavored meat.
 
A few Nunavut wild arctic char are up for grabs. http://www.cleanfish.com/product_ac.htm 
 
We will have Wild King, Coho, and Sockeyes available for delivery Thursday.
 
Sardines and fresh Octopus will arrive late tonight from Portugal.
 
Also available: Razor clams, shucked steamer clams "Ipswich", Spanish Mackerel, Uni trays, black sea bass, and Sushi Fluke.
 
"Winning is the most important thing in my life, after breathing. Breathing first, winning next."
~George Steinbrenner
 
Best regards,

Matthew Hovey http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewhovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"
www.wildedibles.com 
http://sustainablefishmonger.com

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good day Chefs and Buyers,
 
We bring you some great specialties from the seas today. First we will be getting in a shipment of Siberian sturgeon from Mote Aquaculture park. These big rich fish are great roasted or grilled, it is no wonder that New York sturgeon were called Albany Beef. Unfortunately new York sturgeon were overfished and are now a protected species. Farmed sturgeon is a good sustainable choice. Siberian sturgeon are raised in the preferred method of a closed loop water system and are fed to maximize feed conversion and minimize waste.
 
We have exceptionally nice wild fish from Alaska, Washington State and a very limited amount of Canadian, Nunavut wild Arctic char. Wild salmon options include Sockeyes from Bristol Bay, coho salmon from Vancouver Island, big king salmon from the Columbia River. We also have west coast halibut.
 
Now lets take a moment to talk about these wild char. This sustenance fishery is only in its third year of getting fish to market. Florence Fabricant of the New York Times raved about this fish last year. Eating this wild product is a truly unique experience. We love the sublime taste of farmed char, but these make them seem downright bland in comparison. Captured by the local indigenous population during two very short "seasons" the char are hand netted when they move from the protected lakes into the salty ocean when the ice briefly melts. It just doesn't get more sustainable than this.
 
The warmer waters of coastal central America are giving us corvina and escolar, both from Costa Rica. And Carolina golden tile has just arrived looking like a beautiful surreal painting of the fish they are. Tile fish are very firm and have bright clean red gills and clear eyes. The meat of tile is fine flaked, white and sweet. Very similar to Blackfish and hog snapper.
 
"Men are apt to prefer a prosperous error to an afflicted truth."
~Jeremy Taylor
 
Best regards,
 
Matthew Hovey http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewhovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"
www.wildedibles.com 
http://sustainablefishmonger.com

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good day Chefs and Buyers,
 
Lets talk a minute about Wreckfish. Wreckfish are also called stone bass, and they are caught in coastal Carolina waters in a well regulated fishery. These deep water grouper-like fish get their name by the tendency to congregate near shipwrecks. Wreckfish can attain weights of 100 lbs or more, most of the fish we offer will be between 15 and 25lbs. Wreckfish is a great sustainable option if you are looking for a firm flesh whitefish that is very similar to grouper.
 
We have a nice load of pelagic fish like Tuna, Swordfish, and Mako off of a local boat back from a short 3 day round trip. All are cutting out with glistening and firm meat. Cobia is from further south, and is a good choice for pan roasts and grilled offerings.
 
This summer's wild salmon season is in full swing. Today we are offering wild king salmon (11-18 lbs), wild sockeye (3-5 lbs), and wild coho salmon (4-8 lbs). On Monday we will have more of the silverbright salmon that are gaining a niche following. On Tuesday we expect to have the rare Nunavut wild char from the native Inuktitut people of Cambridge Bay, Canada. The season is brief as spring temperatures arrive to melt the ice in the freshwater lakes where char make their winter home. Give us a call if you would like any of this fish next week, and we can pencil you in. 
 
Halibut from Nova Scotia is here today these fish are rose collared, firm and have the bright smell of the ocean still with them. We love to open up big wood coffins from this captain because his fish are always spot on. Fish are graded 15-50 lbs.
 
Fresh frog legs are a rare treat. We only have a small amount of these fresh hoppers. First come first serve on these fresh from Florida wild product.
 

"Recipe writers hate to write about heat. They despise it. Because there aren't proper words for communicating what should be done with it."
~Alton Brown
 
Have a great day,

Matthew Hovey http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewhovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"
www.wildedibles.com 
http://sustainablefishmonger.com

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good day Chefs and Buyers,
 
It is a short week and it is hard to believe it is Wednesday already. So along with record temperatures we have some specials that are hot too.
 
Wild King salmon from the Pacific Northwest are big bold and firm of flesh. Todays fish are from a troll fishery out of Vancouver, British Columbia. We are selling record numbers of wild salmon, and we will also have sockeye salmon. At these prices these fish deserve a place on your Summer menu.
 
European specialties are due in tonight and they include: Branzini (sizes 400/600 and 600/800 gr), Dorade (sizes 400/600 and 600/800 gr), Portuguese sardines. Dover sole ships tomorrow if you have your preorder in. Next order day for Dover sole will be Thursday for Monday shipping.
 
Arctic char is a great sustainable option to farmed salmon. The sublime orange flesh work well in any recipe that calls for salmon. Arctic char are raised in a closed system that does not let any waste into the environment. Leading groups like the Monterey Bay Aquarium list char as a good choice http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/SeafoodWatch/web/sfw_factsheet.aspx?fid=193 
Download  Blue Ocean Institutes pocket guide for information on Char and other species http://www.blueocean.org/files/Seafood_Guide.pdf
 
From southern waters we have Mexican black grouper, Costa Rican golden corvina, and Florida cobia.
 
Periwinkles are coming from Rhode Island, and shucked steamers aka "Ipswich" will be in by the gallon.
 
Northern species like cod, monk and skate continue to be coming in fresh and fancy.
 
Fluke is available 'sushi grade' so it would be an excellent choice for crudo or ceviche, and as plus it adds no heat to the kitchen.
 
Also available: Chilean Turbot, west and east coast Halibut, and Cape May dry sea scallops.  
 
 
"I am a leader. Leaders always get heat. They're always going against the grain. Jimi Hendrix got heat; Bob Marley got heat; Miles Davis got heat. Every great artist got heat. Heat means you're doing something right."
~Ziggy Marley
 
All the best,

Matthew Hovey http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewhovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"
www.wildedibles.com 
http://sustainablefishmonger.com

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Florida Seafood Video Message

Here is a recent press release from Florida urging consumers to take
advantage of the great products still available from Florida's waters.
Thanks for your support.

WATCH THE 60-SECOND VIDEO
http://www.fl-seafood.com/weneedyou/

Florida's Commercial Fishermen:
"We're in Business, But We Need You"

Times have been hard for Florida's commercial fishermen. A tough economy,
and now a massive oil spill in the Gulf. Some are out of business.
Others on the brink. But Florida's commercial fishing industry has a
proud heritage. Fishing built our coastal towns, and shaped our state's
history. Florida seafood is a tradition long enjoyed by people from all
walks of life. Whether eating in or dining out, whenever family and
friends get together, it's always a special time when Florida seafood is
on the table. And, despite the images from the Gulf, Florida seafood is
safe and ready to be enjoyed. The fresh catch from clean, unaffected
Florida waters is coming in daily. We're in business, but we need you.
Pay a visit to your local fish market or coastal seafood restaurant, and
enjoy Florida's delicious seafood harvest that so many, work so hard, to
bring to you.

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
____________________________________________________________
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Tuesday Fish in the News


 
 
 
Fish could overtake Lake Michigan
Green Bay Press Gazette
By Kurt Rentmeester • Kewaunee County News • June 30, 2010 Asian carp eat insects and plankton that small fish like alewives live on. ...
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US Plans 'Extraordinary Measures' to Rescue Turtles Along Gulf Coast
New York Times
The Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recommended that the nests be ...
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Seafood watch
Chicago Tribune
The number of commercially sold fin fish species in the Gulf exceeds the number found on the East and West coasts combined. Seafood coming out of the ...
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Asian Carp: They're Getting Near and Why That's Bad News
CBS News
Politicians like Stabenow are willing to turn to unconventional warfare against this invader because this is a very unconventional sort of fish, ...
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Who's making sure Gulf seafood safe to eat?
Seattle Times
These are the two primary sites scrutinizing thousands of samples of shrimp, crab and fin fish gathered from the Gulf. The multiple chemical analyses have ...
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Fish to beat industry at survival
Financial Times
"The fish themselves will recover, no question," agrees Kerry St Pe, who for 25 years worked as south-east Louisiana's oil spill response co-ordinator and ...
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Depressed? Fish oil might help
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - If you're feeling depressed, you might feel better if you take fish oil supplements, a new study shows. ...
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Vt. man bequeaths lakefront property to government
The Associated Press
On Tuesday, the land trust, US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources gave tours of the parcel on Lake Memphremagog and ...
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PAT NEAL'S WILDLIFE: Genetically altering fish monkeys with Nature
Peninsula Daily
The Pacific salmon -- a fish once so plentiful they were called "the poor man's tuna" -- was fished into economic extinction throughout much of their range ...
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Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good morning Chefs and Buyers,
 
Despite the recent wild striped bass opening for New York very little fish made it to market today. It is likely that the majority of tag holders decided to take a wait and see approach and enjoy the holiday weekend. We were hoping that this opening would bring lower prices, but availability and pricing remain the same for now. Massachusetts opens next Sunday. For now the majority of fish are coming from Maryland.
 
Long Island fishermen are supplying us with big beautiful blues and jumbo fluke. Dayboats from Martha's Vineyard are landing fancy cod, monk and skate.
 
From the west coast of Florida we have a great selection of superior fish. Big wild cobia are available today. Cobia are around 20 lbs each, they will yield a firm moist and steak like meat that is great grilled and works well with bold sauces. Head on mahi was landed over the weekend and although most went out today we still have a fair amount available. Caught on the same vessel was a wahoo (ono). we have one 75 lb fish that we will sell whole or part out. Give us a call. With the heat we are having these fish seem naturals to pair with cool tropical inspired salsas or light salads.
 
Cool your guests down with some cold water Maine lobsters and oysters. The average coastal Maine water temperature remains below 60 degrees. So try a Pemaquid or Wawanauk oyster on your raw bar, or offer your customer your take on lobster salad. And do not forget about the deliciously unctuous uni trays we get in daily form Portland, Maine. No wonder summer in Maine conjures up such wonderful images with hand picked specialties from the sea such as these.
 
Finally we offer you an incredible value, and great way to put some wild Alaskan fish on your menu. Silverbright salmon (also called keta, chum, or dog salmon) is the under utilized cousin of its more well known kin. Silverbright's flesh may not be as red and it may be more lean, but in the hands of a skilled chef the rich flavor of wild salmon will stand out. Our fish are from Kenai, Alaska: try one today, they are priced below farmed salmon.
 
Also available: soft shell crab, laughing bird fresh shrimp, Spanish and Chilean turbot, Canadian mako, grey tile, and Spanish mackerel.
 
"His brow is wet with honest sweat,
        He earns whate'er he can,
And looks the whole world in the face,
        For he owes not any man."
~Longfellow
 
Drink plenty of fluids,
 
Matthew Hovey http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewhovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"
www.wildedibles.com 
http://sustainablefishmonger.com
 
 
 
 

Friday, July 2, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update, closed Monday

Good Afternoon Chefs and Buyers,
 
We just wanted to let you know about some of the last minute specials we have available for Saturday delivery.
We will be closed on Monday the 5th of July, so please plan your menu and ordering for Saturday delivery.
 
  • Arriving tonight from the north we will have Halibut from Nova Scotia.
  • Dayboat cod, fluke , monk and skate are in route from Massachusetts.
  • Today from Long Island we have in fancy Spanish mackerel, golden tile, and local silver dory.
  • From Florida we still have a few of the amberline jacks and plenty of American red snappers. 
  • Pacific Northwest items include; Wild King Salmon, Wild Coho Salmon, Live Dungeness Crab, Geoduck Clams, Sable and 18 varieties of oyster.
  • Imports like Corvina, Rouget, Turbot, and Orata (Dorade) are sure to please.
We are sold out of Mahi-mahi and Grouper. We have more arriving Tuesday.
 
"Independence is happiness."
Susan B. Anthony
 
Have a safe and happy fourth,
 
Matthew Hovey http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewhovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"
www.wildedibles.com 
http://sustainablefishmonger.com

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Wild Edible Seafood Update

Good day Chefs and Buyers,
 
We are looking forward to the next few days with perfect weather, so we have some truly spectacular offerings for your Independence day weekend menus. We are featuring a lot of local domestic offerings that make us proud to be Americans.
 
American Red Snappers arrived this morning and they are as brightly colored as any firework you may see this weekend. These Snappers are available in sizes 2-4lbs and 4-6lbs today.  Smoked WHITE fish is available as whole fish 12-16 oz each and 100% usable meat in 5lb pails. Smoke whitefish is perfect for dips and spreads, and is a nice touch in a composed salad. Long Island BLUE fish are reasonably priced and the smaller ones we have called 'snapper' blues are rather mildly flavored and pair well we subtle sauces.
 
Alaska and Washington state always conjure up images of Americas rugged and independent western frontier and the Wild salmon we have bring to mind that same aesthetic. Wild King Salmon are from Washington State's coastal troll fishery, with incredibly fatty meat and a rich unmatched salmon flavor. Kings range in size from 11 to an incredible 40 lbs We also have Bristol Bay, Alaskan drift net sockeye. Sockeye are the sublimely flavored smaller cousin if the big king. Sockeyes average 4 lbs headed and gutted and are a great value right now. Both are Wild American Seafood at its Best.
 
From some select boats out of Martha's Vineyard we have dayboat Cod, Monk and Fluke. From out on the end of Long Island we can offer Blackfish aka Tautog, Golden Tile, Wolffish aka ocean cat, and Porgies.
 
Today is Canada day, so best wishes to our Northern Neighbors. They have great products as well and today you would be well served to load up on plump PEI mussels and any one of the great oyster varieties including; beau soleil, savage harbour, malpeque or kushi.
 
Large Spanish 4/5lb or Chilean 2/3lb Turbot are both in today. Turbot is a flatfish beyond compare and was once called the 'Emperors fish" by 1st century Roman poet Juvenal. Treat your customers to this royal fish.
 
"You can protect your liberties in this world only by protecting the other man's freedom.
You can be free only if I am free."
Clarence Darrow
Have a safe and happy 4th,
 
Matthew Hovey http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewhovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"
www.wildedibles.com 
http://sustainablefishmonger.com

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good morning Chefs and Buyers,
 
Thursday marks the beginning of July and we have some great offerings before the Independence day weekend. We finally have more wild striped bass from Maryland arriving. These fish are smaller in size, with most sized 5-8 lbs. We have a few Rhode Island fish that are large, but limited in quantity. We will be closed on Monday, July 5th so plan your orders.
 
Coming from Florida:
  • American red snappers (2-4lbs)
  • Amberline Jack (2-4lbs)
Coming from Massachusetts:
  • Porgies, Jumbo and Large
  • Black sea bass (1lb special permit fish)
  • Tautog / black fish (3-5lbs)
  • Jumbo monk tails
  • Dayboat "loligo" squid
 
From Rhode Island:
  • Razor clams
  • Steamers
  • 'Singing' sea scallops in the shell
From the Pacific:
  • Wild King Salmon, Alaska and Washington State
  • Wild Sockeye Salmon, AK
  • Live Dungeness Crab, BC
  • Black Cod / Sablefish, BC
Our featured oyster today is the Wellfleet petite cocktail. These little Massachusetts gems are a rare treat. Most of the harvest is of larger animals, but a new bed has opened and we have the smaller petite oyster for you today. Coming in around 2 inches they are comparable in size to a Beau Soleil. Hard shells, sweet succulent meats, briny finish and full cups are signatures of the Wellfleet Petite. Available on a first come first served basis while supplies last.
 
Also available: Fijian Opah, Sustainable Sturgeon, Golden Corvina, Golden Tile, 'snapper' Bluefish, Dayboat Cod, Grouper, Hand picked fresh blue crab meat, and a full line of frozen including unique items like soft shelled crayfish.
 
 
"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
 
Best regards,
 

Matthew Hovey http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewhovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"
www.wildedibles.com 
http://sustainablefishmonger.com

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good morning chefs and buyers,
 
The buzz from Jersey is that we can expect some high yield landings of large sea scallops coming into Cape May over the next week. The fleet is out derby style into long closed areas and reporting scallop beds thick with scallops and very little to no flounders coming as by-catch (this is significant because high capture of yellowtails could have meant reduced days at sea for the scallop boats). Meat sizes will be mostly U/10's and there likely will be many U/7's in the mix. If the landings are as high as expected we hope to see prices drop significantly as boats come in towards weeks end. On another note, from a private short trip boat out of Rhode Island we have some sea scallops in the shell today, the big boats process everything on board so to get seas in the shell of this quality is not common.
 
Massachusetts jumbo monkfish tails (4+) are fantastic with rose pink collars and very firm flesh. Wolf fish showed up on a lot of boats yesterday, and we have some nice medium sized specimens. Wolf fish are an eel like member of  the blennie family. Subsiding on a diet primarily of mollusc, urchin and crab the meat of this fish is sweet and fine. Local silver dory are between 2-5lbs today, the flesh of dory is firm and mild and similar in appearance to flounder and sole.
 
We brought in some Opah today from the South Pacific Island of Fiji. Opah is an excellent crudo item and similar enough to tuna to be cleverly used in the same ways you might serve it.
 
Also available is sturgeon, razor and steamer clams, uni trays, fresh blue crab meat,  ocean perch fillet, wild sockeye (at these prices they will be gone soon) and chinook salmon.
 
"It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do."
~Jerome K. Jerome
 
Enjoy the day,
Matthew Hovey http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewhovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"
www.wildedibles.com 
http://sustainablefishmonger.com

Monday, June 28, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good day chefs and buyers,
 
This week starts out with new landings from many areas. Coming in tonight are dayboat jumbo monk tails, and skate from Massachusetts. From Rhode Island we are expecting fluke and porgies. From our west coast shippers we will have our usual large selection of oysters and wild salmons.
 
Mahi is in today and they are spectacular head on specimens. Flashed with hues of yellow and blue they look to be minutes out of the water, and they are cutting firm and with bright bloodlines. Opah from Fiji is due in tonight, and we have Amberjack from Florida.
 
We are trying hard to bring in Wild Striped Bass, but since Rhode Island is the only active fishing grounds right now we are limited by both States regulations. Rhode Island fish must be over 34 inches, and New York has a 36 inch limit. This only allows us a very small window (2 inches) of eligible fish. The good news is that New York is set to open in the beginning of July, and Massachusetts will follow mid month. So July and August should be much more forgiving with plenty of fish around and prices much lower.  
 
Also available: Grouper, Sturgeon, Corvina, Tautog, Spanish Mackerel, Black Cod, and Uni Trays.
"Our ideals of freedom, set forth and realized in our Constitution, are our greatest export to the world."
~Robert Byrd
 
Have a great day,
 
Matthew Hovey http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewhovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"
www.wildedibles.com 
http://sustainablefishmonger.com

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good morning Chefs and Buyers,
 
Wild striped bass landings are very poor right now. Very few areas are open to commercial fishing and the outlook for more fish is likely to be bad until July when New York opens around the 7th and Massachusetts the 12th. We suggest corvina and grouper as substitutes for the time being. Corvina is from the Pacific and has many of the same qualities of our wild striped bass while being perhaps a bit firmer. We sell corvina already headed and gutted, so the yield and finished price is very reasonable. Grouper is coming out of the Gulf, both from Florida and Mexico and the fish are all crisp and clean.
 
Snappers are all looking super today. We have American reds available with candy gills sizes 1-2, 2-4, 4-6 lbs each. Also available are big mutton snappers 6-10lbs each and they are at a lower price point. The meat cuts a little darker than other snappers, but cooks up very similar.
 
Wild salmon prices are down on both Kings and Sockeyes making them a good choice for the weekend. Wild salmon is a great selling point with patrons and consumers. The average person might not know or care about seafood sustainability, but they are likely to recognize the premium value and inherent goodness of wild salmon on the menu.
 
Tuna is in good supply and we have new arrivals daily on big yellowfin from Ecuador and Costa Rica. Prices are lower on all grades today.
 
Todays featured oyster is the Canada Cup: A round, 3 to 3 ½ inch medium choice, wild harvested oyster from Prince Edward Island.  The consistent size and well-formed cups define this oyster.  A moderately salty flavor with a very firm meat; definitely a must have on your raw bar menu.  Availability is typically strong from Spring until early Winter.
 
We also have Barramundi, farmed stripe bass, dayboat cod, hiramasa (Pacific yellowtail), porgies, and arctic char.
 
"Stupidity is an elemental force for which no earthquake is a match"
Karl Kraus
 
Have a great day,

Matthew Hovey http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewhovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"
www.wildedibles.com 
http://sustainablefishmonger.com

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good day Chefs and Buyers,
 
Wild striped bass landings are very poor, and good fish are nearly impossible to find. We are searching multiple supply lines, but at this time we have no confirmed wild striped bass for Thursday. Please talk to us about fish we are offering for substitutes. We have plenty of black sea bass, but jumbo fish are in short supply.
 
The good news is that we have monster gold tile from Long Island here today average size is 10 pounds. Fluke are sushi quality from Massachusetts. We have local silver dory from Jersey.
 
Also available: razor clams, hiramasa, wild salmon, turbot, triple tail , corvina, and uni trays.
 
"A city is a place where there is no need to wait for next week to get the answer to a question, to taste the food of any country, to find new voices to listen to and familiar ones to listen to again."
~Margaret Mead

Matthew Hovey http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewhovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"
www.wildedibles.com 
http://sustainablefishmonger.com

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good day Chefs and Buyers,
 
Cape May scallops are exceptionally nice today. These dayboat dry sea scallops are harvested from the area known as 'Elephant Trunk' that is located within a short trip from the Jersey docks. Firm and sweet and available in sizes 20/30, 10/20 and U/10. Pricing reflects quality and there are plenty of inferior scallops available from other sources, be careful.
 
Wild salmon is coming in fresh daily now. Landings are good for three species right now. We are buying from captains working Bristol Bay, AK and they are giving us Kings, Sockeyes, and Silverbrights. Prices are trending back down from last months unexpected highs. The silverbrights are available at prices below farmed salmon. Silverbright salmon while not as deep red fleshed and with less fat still has a rich salmon flavor and is a great palette for a creative chef.
 
Chilean turbot has arrived, this delicious flatfish is a joy to work with. Turbot combines all the best qualities of larger flatfish like halibut (firmness) and the sublime flavor profile of fish like Dover sole. Chilean fish run 2-4lbs each.
 
Also available:
Cobia, halibut, dayboat cod, fresh squid, fluke, and bluefish.
 
East coast oysters are incredible, try one of these selections today: Wawanauks from Maine, Beavertails from Rhode Island, Pipes Cove from Long Island, or Salutations from Canada.
 
"Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, "Certainly, I can!" Then get busy and find out how to do it."
~Theodore Roosevelt
 
Have a great day,
 
Matthew Hovey http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewhovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"
www.wildedibles.com 
http://sustainablefishmonger.com
 
 

Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday Seafood Roundup


Gulf fish still good eating, despite public concern
Philadelphia Inquirer
Twice a week, his trucks deliver fresh fish to Samuels & Son Seafood Co., a family-owned wholesaler in Philadelphia that supplies most of the city's better ...
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Gulf Oil Spill Update: U.S. Adds Measures to Check Gulf Seafood
Wall Street Journal
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said it would begin dockside sampling of fish products in the Gulf, according to the Deepwater Horizon ...
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Sea creatures flee oil spill, gather near shore
The Associated Press
Mullets, crabs, rays and small fish congregate by the thousands off an Alabama pier. Birds covered in oil are crawling deep into marshes, never to be seen ...
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Fish lands fisherman in Bremerton's new sculptures
Seattle Times
Crews are installing 14-foot sculptures of a fish and a fisherman on opposite corners at Fourth Street and Pacific Avenue. The fish will wield a pole ...
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PHOTOS: Oil spill puts fish markets in jeopardy
KMOX.com
Fish sellers become emotional from the sudden drop in sales of seafood due to the BP oil spill June 17, 2010 at the shrimp lot fish market in Westwego, ...
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Kansas City Star
Shellfish prices on the rise because of gulf oil spill
Kansas City Star
By JOYCE SMITH At Mad Jack's Fresh Fish in Kansas City, Kan., owner John Reed charges an additional $2 a pound for gulf shrimp. The BP oil spill in the Gulf ...
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Petroleum industry objects to polar bear plan
The Associated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Advocates for the petroleum industry in Alaska told the US Fish and Wildlife Service that the agency's polar bear critical habitat plan ...
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Zach Galifianakis could be a fish (and the new Don Knotts)
Los Angeles Times (blog)
The Don Knotts original, about an ordinary man who becomes a fish and fights the Nazis, is nearly 50 years old, isn't that well remembered and was hardly a ...
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Judge hears arguments in federal wolf case
The Associated Press
Defenders of Wildlife, the Greater Yellowstone Coalition and other wildlife advocates sued the federal government after the US Fish and Wildlife Service ...
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Feds aim to bump up limit on vital fish stock
BusinessWeek
But if they exceed their limit on one fish species, they must stop fishing on all stocks. Fishermen said limits on various stocks, particularly pollock, ...
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Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good morning Chefs and Buyers,
 
Today at Wild Edibles we have brought in a few interesting specials to help get your week started. Local silver dory starts our offerings. Silver dory is similar to John Dory minus the spot and producing a thinner fillet. Pricing is very friendly for these beautiful swimmers that were caught on a short trip Jersey boat. Cod from Martha's Vineyard and Chatham boats are exceptional today. Small amounts of large monk and skates were landed on the same trip and are stellar as well. Black sea bass of all sizes are still in good supply, but wild striped bass has tightened up and we expect very little to be available until mid week. Prices for these limited wild striped bass may climb until we see some new openings. 
 
Wild Cobia is an infrequent offering, and today we have a few 30# plus sized fish available. The lush taste of this fish can take bold and vibrant sauces, or stand alone with just the right amount of salt. Cobia, although not related to in any way sword or mahi has flesh that has qualities of both. Rich and firm and an excellent choice for the grill.  Speaking of sword we have some marvelous peach colored "pumpkin" sword. Give us a call on this fine fish so we can make sure we send you the right sword.
 
Other fin fish specials include: Triple tail from Costa Rica, Australis Barramundi, farmed striped bass, wild salmon, and fluke.
 
Todays featured oyster is from Greenpoint, NY, Pipes Cove oysters make a much anticipated return after a long hiatus. We are very pleased to be able to offer this Long Island gem once again. The tidal areas that are the home of these humble bivalves is rich in nutrients and gives these oysters a very plump meat in a confined and well formed cup.  
 
"It ain't the heat; it's the humility."
~Yogi Berra
 
Stay cool,
 
Matthew Hovey http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewhovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"
www.wildedibles.com 
http://sustainablefishmonger.com

Friday, June 18, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: Apalachicola Bay Oyster Production Increased

FLORIDA PROVIDES FOR INCREASED APALACHICOLA BAY OYSTER PRODUCTION
 
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles H. Bronson and Chairman Rodney Barreto of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) today announced that both the winter and summer oyster harvesting areas in the Apalachicola Bay System will be opened for harvest seven days per week through August 31, 2010.
 
Before this action was taken, the summer oyster areas were closed for harvest on Fridays in June, July and August, and the winter oyster areas were closed altogether for harvest during those months.  This action marks the first time that the two agencies, which jointly manage oyster resources in Florida, have permitted seven day per week harvest during the summer months and opened the winter oyster areas during the summer months.
 
"We are pleased to support Commissioner Bronson in this effort to help the hard working people in Florida's oyster industry," Barreto said.
 
Staff of both agencies will continue to closely monitor Bay water quality, oyster harvest, oyster handling and oyster processing to ensure oysters resources are protected and are safe to consume.
 
"This action should be viewed by the citizens of Florida and the United States that Gulf of Mexico seafood in restaurants and markets is safe," Bronson said. "With demand for safe Gulf oysters at a peak, this action will benefit both our oyster industry and consumers alike."
 

DIRECT ALL INQUIRIES TO:
 
David Heil, FDACS
mailto:heild@doacs.state.fl.us
(850) 488-5471
 
Terence McElroy, FDACS
mailto:mcelrot@doacs.state.fl.us
(850) 488-3022
 
Lee Schlesinger, FWC
(850) 487-0554
 
 

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good morning Chefs and Buyers,
 
Are you ready for the weekend? You can count on Wild Edibles to keep you up to date on all your seafood needs. We have plenty of fresh and fancy incoming product for Friday delivery.
 
Some great sustainable selections include:
  • Sturgeon, California farmed "bullets"
  • Wild Alaskan King Salmon
  • Wild Sockeye Salmon, Bristol Bay Alaska
  • Wild Silverbright Salmon, Sitka, Alaska
  • West Coast Halibut
  • Australian Hiramasa
Local favorites are:
  • Wild Striped bass, Potomac River Authority (5-8lbs)
  • Black Sea Bass, Rhode Island
  • Fluke, Long Island
  • Day Boat Cod, Chatham Massachusetts
  • Scallops, Dry Seas (all sizes), Cape May, NJ
Featured Specials:
  • Florida Fresh frog legs
  • Dover sole (18/20 and 20/24)
  • Escolar, wild caught, Ecuador
  • Golden Corvina, Nicaragua
  • Live Dungeness Crab
  • Soft Shelled Crayfish
 
"It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilization ends at the waterline.
Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top."
~Hunter S. Thompson
 
At your service,

Matthew Hovey http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewhovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616 cell 718-679-0641
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"
www.wildedibles.com 
http://sustainablefishmonger.com

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good morning Chefs and Buyers,
 
Mid week arrivals are mostly local specials, and we are excited to offer some truly spectacular and extra large U/8 dry sea scallops from "Elephant Trunk" this area is located just southeast of New Jersey and these are true dayboat scallops. They are jelly, and we mean that in the best way! We have all other sizes of dry seas available if you do not need something this big. U/8's will only be available on a limited basis. Also from Jersey we have fancy Spanish mackerel 2 lb average, and good enough to enjoy raw.
 
Porgie landings in Long Island have been good lately and we have been able to select the freshest trap fish available. These local breams are still very much under valued, yet the meat is on par with many more expensive and imported species. If big 'doormat' fluke are your thing (think small halibut) then we have some sushi grade 6+ fluke from the Island that are still in rigor.
 
Many of you have shown great support for fisherman from the Gulf of Mexico and we have some great offerings to help you continue that support. From Alabama and Louisiana we are getting great fresh picked lump and jumbo lump crab meat. From Pensacola, Florida domestic American red snappers could not look nicer with bright eyes and fire engine red gills. 
 
Expected arrivals Thursday include: Amberjack, Corvina, Grouper, Dover sole and Sardines.
 
"I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something."
~Jackie Mason
 
Have a great day,
 
Matthew Hovey http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewhovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616 cell 718-679-0641
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"
www.wildedibles.com 
http://sustainablefishmonger.com

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good day Chefs and Buyers,
 
From the cold clean waters of the North Atlantic we have just received a tote of fancy dayboat Nova Scotia Halibut. Graded 10-50 lbs these are top of the catch fish. We also have west coast halibut that has just flown in from Alaska. Be sure to indicate your preference when you order.
Massachusetts hook and line haddock is a rare offering here in NY. Discover why haddock (melanogrammus aeglefinus) has always been one of New England's favorite fish. A smaller member of the Gadidae family of fish to which cod and pollack are members, haddock is mild flavored and has a fine tender flake.
Razor clams are in today and great as a raw crudo type offering or as a unique addition to a mixed shellfish dish. They are fresh and alive and ready for your menu.
Pemaquid oysters have become one of our new favorite oysters. It is no wonder why. Pemaquids are harvested from the protected deep water rocky bays of Maine far away from the effects of man. The only flavors these oysters have are from the salty clean local waters. The proud product of one of the biggest oyster seed producers on the East coast. Pemaquids have well developed shells with deep cups that are a snap to open.
 
Also available: Sturgeon, Wild King Salmon, Head-on Mahi from Jersey dayboats, farmed "Creative" king salmon (naturally raised), Arctic char and plenty of Black sea bass.
 
"In communities where men build ships for their own sons to fish or fight from, quality is never a problem"
~J. A. Dever
 
Best regards,
 

Matthew Hovey http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewhovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616 cell 718-679-0641
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"
www.wildedibles.com 
http://sustainablefishmonger.com