Whether you love or hate the impending Winter season, there’s no argument that the shift in weather is perfectly accommodating to clam bake season in Northeastern Ohio.  We are awaiting any issues or closures due to the devastating hurricane that just hit Florida, the Carolinas, and much of the South.  The clams we need for this week have already been harvested, but we were cautioned that there could be production issues in the near future.  Beyond shellfish, the Fall season marks important openings and closings in the seafood market. Whole Hawaiian Kanpachi (pictured above), Pacifico Striped Bass prepared and whole (pictured below).

New Fish Features:

  • Hawaiian Kanpachi: Similar to Amberjack, this premium yellowtail is farmed off the coast of Kona, Hawaii.  Endless preparation options are available including raw: sashimi, poke, ceviche or cooked: steamed, poached, sautéed, broiled, grilled, seared (you get the picture).  Not to mention, this fish has the sustainability, stewardship, health stats, and taste to make it one of our favorite new fish to present to consumers and restaurants alike.  Find more information here. 
  • Pacifico Striped Bass:  Pacifico Aquaculture’s striped bass are unique in that they are the only farmed striped bass to be given a 4-Star (highest rating) by the Best Aquaculture Program which evaluates the sustainability and practices of the processor, farm, hatchery, and feed of farmed seafood products.  Raised in the open ocean of Baja, California with minimal handling and quick delivery.  Find out more information here.

Market Update: 

  • Fresh Jonah Crab Season Opening Soon!
  • Fresh Alaskan Spot Prawn season is open now.
  • Lake Fish: Walleye is still plentiful.  We expect to continue to see Medium Walleye for the next few weeks.  However, only a limited amount of fresh or frozen Jumbo Walleye will be available.  According to both fisherman and scientists, the walleye population is the best its been in years and we expect to see a good supply going forward.  Yellow Perch: As we head towards the end of October the Fresh Lake Erie Yellow Perch season will begin to slow down.  We are expecting our fisherman to meet their quotas for the season within the next few weeks.
  • Mahi:  Mahi is in great supply and we are expecting to see big, beautiful fish arriving throughout the Winter.  Price is down and would make an excellent menu option.
  • Sword:  With the North-Atlantic swordfish migration occurring now we are expecting the arrival of some nice, fatty fish.
  • Alaskan Halibut: Just a reminder, the closure for Alaskan Halibut is early November.