Thursday, April 15, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good day Chefs and Buyers,
Farmed salmon prices are still on the rise. Usually we can expect to see some relief after the Easter holiday, but this year it has not come. Due to the virtual disappearance of Chilean salmon in the world market supply is tight. Chilean salmon farms have been dealing with disease outbreaks that have forced producers to cull salmon and leave sites fallow. Additionally world demand is up an estimated 6%, and the US dollar is relatively weak. The remaining countries have continued to ask higher prices and are able to get them in light of the current market conditions. 
Icelandic dayboat Cod will be available Friday, these are great fish from people who have a deep respect for the sea. Brand new farmed king salmon from British Columbia is in today, and char are cucumbery fresh. We have a few wild king salmon still available, and west and east coast halibut in all sizes are arriving tonight.
Redfish, crayfish (soft shelled and fresh meats), whole tilapia 1.25-1.75 each, and swordfish are all splendid today.
"It's income tax time again, Americans:  time to gather up those receipts, get out those tax forms, sharpen up that pencil, and stab yourself in the aorta." 
~Dave Barry
All the best,

Matthew Hovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616 cell 718-679-0641
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"


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