Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good day Chefs and Buyers,
We hope everyone had a successful and restful holiday weekend. We continue to monitor the ongoing oil spill tragedy in the gulf and our hearts go out to the fishermen and communities that are affected, and of course the environment. If you would like to do more you can check out this site http://www.gulfaid.org/ and you can also buy Gulf seafood.
Available from the Gulf of Mexico: fresh 16/20 shrimp, fresh lump and jumbo lump crab meat, wild snappers, and grouper.
From New Jersey we have beautiful head on Mahi and jumbo Spanish mackerel 4# average. Squid and scallop landings are good too.
Jumbo black sea bass prices are up today due to limited availability with Massachusetts being closed, but quality is very good on Rhode Island fish. Wild Striped Bass is very limited as we wait for additional openings.
Soft shells are mostly Jumbo sized with hardly any primes and virtually no hotels or mediums. Maryland is currently the major producer of these soft shelled delights as we begin the summer season.
We have a nice Mako from an Atlantic Florida tuna dayboat.
Wild king salmon will be arriving tonight from the Columbia River, these fish will average around 11 pounds each.
Cockles from New Zealand will not be available until later in the week, but we will have plenty of Manila clams to substitute if you like. Razor clams and uni trays from Maine are also available.
and....Carolina wreckfish will be in tonight.
"If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance."
Bern Williams
Have a great day,

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"

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