Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good morning Chefs and Buyers,
With July hitting the halfway mark there is little change in the hot and stormy weather. Temperatures are affected at sea as well with the Gulf Stream warming up previously cold Canadian waters good landings of sword are expected to continue. Sword fish prices should remain stable and could see decreases as well. A lot of Massachusetts wild striped bass made it to NY in the overnight hours and prices are still being ferreted out, if these volumes continue then we should see even better prices as the month progresses. Scallop prices continue to remain steep. Most boats are fishing for u/10's in the Nantucket Lightship area and this has caused some short supply in smaller sizes. 10/20's are up over 10% from this time last week and demand for large scallops is still outpacing production. On the west coast California has allowed for a small quota of wild king salmon, and we may see some of these fish by Monday. California has been closed to commercial salmon fishing the previous two years, we hope that this has allowed ample time for the stock to return to healthy levels.
In today:
  • Fluke (all sizes), Menemsha Beach, MA -sushi quality dayboat fish
  • Porgies (1-3lbs), Nantucket, MA -a restaurant week gem
  • Steamer Clams, Long Island, NY -purged, restaurant ready
  • Wild Steelhead Trout, BC, Canada -super value in a tasty wild salmonoid
  • Whitebait, Hudson Bay, Canada -whole and ready to fry
  • Sardines and fresh Octopus, Portugal - fresh in from JFK
Expected arrivals tonight include; wild sockeye salmon, wild coho salmon, dayboat cod from Martha's vineyard, tilefish, grouper, barramundi, halibut east and west, New Zealand cockles, and west coast oysters.
"Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."
~Lao Tzu
Matthew Hovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"

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