Thursday, March 4, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good day Chefs and Buyers,
It has been quite a turbulent week for salmon. Salmon prices are at all time high during what has become a perfect storm; the combination of Lent (we always see farms asking higher prices with the increased demand), less fish being placed in the water last year because farmers believed the economy would limit demand, and the recent earthquake in Chile has cut off a good third of availably, things could not be worse. We are using all of our purchasing channels and relationships to keep things in check as best we can.
Turbot shipments were cut off as well due to the situation in Chile, and we are not sure when everything will be up and running again, but we will have Turbot from Spain arriving Monday. This is at least as good if not better than the Chilean fish, however they are marginally more expensive. Contact your sales representative to order, fish will be limited.
Loch Duart salmon is due in tonight, allotments of this fish have been cut back until the new generation comes on line. So get your orders in early, and we will do our best to fairly distribute these fish.
Wild King salmon is just starting for Columbia river fish. Of the few we got in today, most were snatched up by one brave soul already, but a few are still available. 
Some fancy imports for today include Dover sole, Yellow corvina(h&g 7-9) from Baja Mexico, nice little red mullets (rouget) from Brazil, and baby Peruvian octopus.
Local and lovely are short trip mako and sword, trap porgies(1-2lb), local silver dory(2-4lbs), and black sea bass from Rhode Island.
"If - The fisherman's conjunction ....The fishing will be good tomorrow, if the wind doesn't blow, if the mayflies come out, if it doesn't rain, if it's not too hot, if it's not too cold, if the creeks don't rise, and if the trout are willing." ~Scott Waldie - Travers Corners

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Have a great day,

Matthew Hovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616 cell 718-679-0641
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