Featured Specialty Seafood:
Product of: Tahiti
Catch Method: Long line
Certainly one of the most visually stunning species, Opah (Moonfish) were rarely fished in the earlier days of commercial fishing. Availability started to increase as long-lining for sword and tuna increased. Moonfish are caught far from shore, where waters are deep. All catch is monitored and in accordance with the Quota Management System. Opah is amazingly rich and creamy in flavor with a healthy oil content and cooks up white and moist. Opah can be broiled, fried, grilled, sauteed, smoked or steamed.
Product Of: Canada
Catch Method: Hook/Line
Sustainability: Good Alternative
Halibut is a member of the Flounder family, and is one of the largest and fastest swimming flatfish species. It is extremely versatile with a thick and meaty flesh that holds together for a variety of cooking methods and can withstand most sauces. Fillets are very mild, sweet in flavor and lean. Halibut can be baked, broiled, grilled, poached, sauteed or steamed, and is excellent for kabobs.
Happy National Seafood Month:
For the love of October! Clambake Season AND National Seafood Month… Can it get any better?! What a great reason to add additional fresh seafood options to your menus.
Although we like to celebrate seafood every day of the year, we enjoy using this month to take a step back and really appreciate the industry from top to bottom. Our fisherman and suppliers, our employees, and our customers, thank you all! National Seafood Month also gives us an extra chance to spread awareness about sustainability and the health benefits associated with eating seafood, as well as acknowledge those who are already making a difference in the industry.
There is no better time than now to start focusing on smart seafood choices and the health benefits of eating a diet rich in seafood! While national seafood month is only recognized throughout the month of October, we hope to bring awareness to all and the benefits of making seafood a focus in your healthy lifestyle, year-round.
Specialty Seafood Availability:
- Wild Coho Salmon, USA
- Kuaroy Arctic Norwegian Salmon
- Arctic Char, Iceland
- Cod Loins, Iceland
- Jumbo Fluke, USA
- Jumbo Black Bass, USA
- Monkfish Fillet, USA
- Ocean Perch, Canada
- Boston Pollock (Blue Cod), USA
- Dab Sole Fillet, USA
- Bronzini, Greece
- Pacifico Striped Bass, Mexico
- Castalia Bluehole Trout, USA-Ohio
- Redfish, USA
- Bluenose Fillets
- Opah Loins, Tahiti
- Atl. Halibut, Canada
- Swordfish Loins, USA
- Yellowfin Tuna, #1 and 2+, USA
- Mahi Mahi, Ecuador
- Kingklip, Costa Rica
- Golden Corvina
- Black Grouper, Mexico
- American Red Snapper, USA
- Pacific Lane Snapper, Panama
- Queen Snapper, Nicaragu
-Expect prices to be all over from the East Coast fisheries, as the last of Hurricane Delta effects are causing high winds in the New England area.
-Wild Striped Bass fishing has been improving, and we expect to see strong landings throughout the remainder of the week.
-Mahi has been a little tight.
-There is just over a month left in the Pacific Halibut Season, and shipments are expected to be limited. The supply has been limited all year due to many factors and it appears we will close out the season the same way. Atlantic supply has been and should remain great.
-Last week the hurricane sent the snapper and grouper boats back in from the Gulf so supplies are limited. We should start to see more supply within the next week.
-Prices from the Icelandic fisheries have been a little high, however the fishery remains an excellent, sustainable options through the colder months.
-Black Bass pricing has been stable, and fishing should resume as the winds die down.
-The story remains the same for Lake Fish! Quality and availability continue to improve with each passing week.
East Coast Oyster Availability:
- Indian Neck
Cape Cod Bay, MA / 3-3.5″
Cape Cod, MA
3-3.25″/ Bursting with robust brine
MA / 3″
Crowe’s Pasture Beach – East Dennis, MA
3.5″/ Salty and sweet
- French Kiss
Neguac, NB, Canada
2.5” / Deeply cupped with a briny liquor, profound salinity and a mild, sweet finish
Damariscotta River, ME
Very briny with a sweet finish
- Chesapeake Pride
Chesapeake Oysters, MA/VA
3.5″/ Very mild but meaty- low salt content
- Great White
3.5″/ Moderate salt content with prolonged sweet ocean finish
Rustico Bay, PEI
Crisp bite with a salty brined liquor
Damariscotta River, Maine
2-2.5″/ Sweet, approachable oyster- East coast taste with west coast style
2.5″/ Impeccably clean, bright and lively their naturally smooth shells are polished, round and firm. Always creamy, petite and deeply cupped with a mind-blowing sweet finish
Quahog Bay Harpswell, ME
3-4.5″/ Strong brine with intense copper finish
West Coast Oyster Availability:
- Hood Canal
Western Hood Canal, WA
2.75″/ Light and clear brine with a crunchy meat and a bitter melon finish.
- Rock Point
Hood Canal, WA
2.75″/ Creamy and sweet w/ cucumber flavors