Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good morning Chefs and Buyers,
Lots of new fish are scheduled to arrive in our warehouse tonight from international origins. Dayboat Icelandic cod will be coming in, these fish are just amazing. They are the same exact species as our cod (gadus morhua), but the cold waters they originate from and careful handling clearly differentiates them from what is available domestically. Also from Iceland we will have Arctic char. Char are closed system tank raised making them an excellent sustainable choice. Spanish turbot will be available Friday. Larger than the Chilean fish and arriving in full rigor. Everyone that used this fish the last time we had it in just raved about it. Pricing is only moderately higher, and the fish are a full size bigger 4 lbs to 6 lbs.
Halibut landings on the west coast are up and prices are inching down. Wild king salmon from the Columbia river are really nice fish and the price is also down 25%. on these spring Chinooks.
Also available Friday: Wahoo, Sardine, Rouget, Tautog, large Dover sole, Crayfish (live and soft shell), Soft shell crabs, shucked steamers, uni trays, live Dungeness crabs and Razor Clams.
** Loch Duarts are only available in sizes 4-8 lbs until they grow out. Please keep this in mind and order additional fish if needed. We also carry Irish Organic Salmon that are larger(8-12lbs), and farmed kings (8-10lbs). Talk to your sales representative if you have any questions.
This weeks tragic oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico looks like it may end up having a real impact on the fisheries of the area. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), estimates that 5,000 barrels of oil are being released everyday. They have even resorted to controlled burns. The oil spill is clearly visible from space and forecasted winds threaten to push the spill ashore, and into delicate estuaries of the Mississippi delta. Grouper, snapper and shrimp could be affected in the near future.
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose."
~Jim Elliot, American missionary
Have a great day,

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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