Good day Chefs and Buyers,
Flights out of Europe have resumed and we are back on track with products that rely on those airports, or were in some way affected by the recent volcanic activity. So the following items have arrived, or are coming later this evening:
- Icelandic Cod
- Portuguese Octopus
- Irish Organic Salmon
- Scottish Salmon including Loch Duart, (arrives tonight).
- Dover Sole
- Spanish Turbot (incoming Tuesday)
From the south we have gleaming silver Spanish mackerel, large pompano, American red snapper (mostly 2-4lbs), Yellowtail snappers (2-4lb), yellow corvina from Costa Rica, small (3lb average) grey tile from the Carolina shelf, Extra fancy Tautog that are so set up you could hammer in a nail with them. Fluke are still nice and plentiful, and we are trying to line up good wild striped bass for Tuesday.
Salmon prices may continue to rise with no ceiling in sight, prices are up over 32% from the same time last year. The relative lack of farmed salmon in the world market and the increasing demand may allow the market for this once inexpensive staple fish to continue this trend. Lower expectations on wild salmon catches coming in June will do little to lessen this trend. Use of previously less desired wild sub species may be in the cards, but that will not be possible until well into the summer.
"In matters of style, swim with the current; In matters of principle, stand like a rock."
Have a great day,