Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good morning,
 
Well I guess Ol' Punxsutawney Phil was right. This morning was a regular Winter wonderland, but that didn't stop the hard working men and women in the seafood industry from getting their fabulous catches to our door.
 
From the frigid North Atlantic waters of the Flemish Cap just east of Nova Scotia we have secured Halibut that is superior. These firm and succulent fish are sized 10-40 lbs. One vat arrived today with more coming in Thursday night. Secure these fish for the weekend now.
 
Ground fish prices are rising slightly, with cod landings diminishing. We will have Dayboat fish from the cape through Saturday, but we have already contacted our Iceland fisherman for dayboat cod Monday. We will be able to hold prices in check and guarantee you the best fish available.
 
A recent opening for a very limited quota of North Carolina Coastal Atlantic Wild Striped Bass has occurred. These North Carolina fish are big and just under the NY size limits. That means most are over 10lbs with some 20lb fish available. Fish are less that 24 out of the water in rigor and with candy gills. Prices are heading a bit south so take advantage of falling prices.
 
From our trusted Florida docks we have Pompano (1-2lbs), Snapper (sizes 1-6lbs), Medium stones, and fresh octopus from the same traps.
 
We have a small batch of Crayfish from California left today, and on Friday we are getting some from the rice fields of the Louisiana Delta.
 
Also looking especially nice today are: local porgies, Australian hiramasa, and Manilla clams.
 
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
~Theodore Roosevelt
 

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://sustainblefishmonger.com

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