APRIL 2018 MARKET UPDATE

 

  • Farmed Salmon: Prices on farmed salmon from all origins are moving upward.  This trend is normal as demand during Lent and Mother’s Day pushes prices up.  However, additional pressure is being placed on the salmon market worldwide by an algae bloom in Chile earlier in the year which caused farms to harvest fish earlier than expected.  We do not expect relief until June in regards to farmed salmon prices.
  • Cod: Iceland has had a temporary glitch in supply due to the Easter holiday, supply will return to normal within a week or so.
  • Skrei Cod: As the annual migration comes to an end, supply will only last the next couple weeks.
  • Wolf Fish:  Our first shipment of H&G Wolf Fish arrived last week.  This Norwegian fishery is well-managed, and recognized for its sustainable practices.
  • Lake Fish: Walleye fishing has been very strong this early season.  Yellow Perch opens in Ohio on May 1st.  Catches should be strong in May and June.  White Bass, White Perch and Whitefish have been coming in strong and expect those species to be in good supply through June.
  • Sword and Tuna:  Sword and Tuna supply should improve in the coming 2 weeks as fishermen fish the Full Moon of last weekend.  We are expecting a good supply of Sword over the next 2 weeks and prices should be attractive as well.  Tuna supply will improve, but we do not expect prices to fall as low as Sword this cycle.
  • Grouper: As of April 1st, the annual Gulf of Mexico black grouper closure is over.  It will take the fishermen a few weeks to bring in a steady supply.
  • Mahi Mahi:  The Alaskan Halibut fishery has opened with strong catches and great prices.  This has driven down the prices on Canadian Atlantic caught Halibut.  Expect good landings early, but supply will taper off as Wild Salmon season approaches in late May.
  • Soft Crabs:  We expect to see Soft Crabs starting to show in the South over the next couple of weeks.  The Maryland/ Virginia season will open just before the full moon on April 29th. From here, the first strong run will continue through mid-May.

 

Pictured above; Parrotfish in our retail market in the Flats.  Below; Santa Barbara Smokehouse Smoked Salmon on Bagel and Smoked Salmon appetizer board.

Holiday Hours at our Flats Retail Store

 Whether you’re planning to prepare a traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes, or just want to treat yourself this holiday season, stop into our retail store for an excellent selection of fresh and frozen fish and seafood. Our extended holiday hours:

  • Monday December 18th: 10am-5pm
  • Tuesday December 19th 10am-5pm
  • Wednesday December 20th 10am-5pm
  • Thursday December 21st 10am-5pm
  • Friday December 22nd 10am-5pm
  • Saturday December 23rd 8am-12pm

CLOSED CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY

  • Tuesday December 26th 10am-5pm
  • Wednesday December 27th 10am-5pm
  • Thursday December 28th 10am-5pm
  • Friday December 29th 10am-5pm
  • Saturday December 30th 8am-12pm

CLOSED NEW YEAR’S EVE AND NEW YEAR’S DAY

Thank you to all of our customers for a wonderful year!

 

The Culture and Beauty of Patagonia

In remote areas of Chilean Patagonia the sprawling mountain ranges, countryside, and bright blue water appear untouched by mankind.  Verlasso Salmon strives to preserve this natural beauty and work with the community to maintain a sustainable fishery for future generations.   Both Catanese Classic Seafood and Verlasso Salmon collaborate with Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch to innovate their practices and provide sustainable choices to consumers.  In fact, Verlasso Salmon was the first ocean-raised Atlantic salmon to receive a yellow label/Good Alternative rating by Seafood Watch.  Consumers seeking a quality product can trust their choice in Verlasso because they never use hormones or antibiotics to grow or raise their fish.  To protect the environment, they do not use copper anti-foulants in their nets or enclosures or organophosphates on their farms.  Verlasso first arrived on the scene with their ability to reduce the amount of feeder fish and water to produce a quality salmon.  Today they have made sustainable innovations throughout their entire operation to ensure the preservation of the environment and culture in the region surrounding their farms.

Visiting the Origin of Verlasso Salmon

In early November, Catanese Classic Seafood and Heinen’s Grocery Store sent representatives on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to visit the Verlasso Salmon farms in Chilean Patagonia.  Verlasso Salmon, known for its innovation in sustainable farming practices, has made its home in Patagonia by adapting to and preserving the environment and traditional culture of this pristine region.  Over the next week we will share this experience and provide insight into the future of farming in the salmon business.  At home, consumers who desire the clean, fresh taste of Verlasso Salmon, can purchase it at any Heinen’s Grocery Store or at Catanese Classic Seafood.  From the bright blue water of the Pacific Ocean to the astonishing magnitude of the Andes Mountains, this region offers countless reminders that working in harmony with the natural world is a top priority.

Day 1:  The 20 hour trek spanned from Cleveland, OH –> Miami, FL –> Santiago, Chile before an afternoon landing in Puerto Mont. After meeting with the team at Verlasso, dinner was prepared by Restaurant Las Tranqueras in Puerto Varas.

Day 2:  To see the true origin of the Verlasso Salmon, the group took a morning trip to the hatchery in a small town outside of Puerto Montt.

Environmental Stewardship

Catanese Classic Seafood supports fisheries that demonstrate responsible stewardship of their representative species.  We support aquaculture suppliers and wild species fishermen that engage in environmentally sound practices regarding their farming and fishing methods.

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