Nautical News
May 11, 2018
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Farmed Salmon
Atlantics: With recent shutdowns supply has tightened and is limited. It is predicted that we will not see any relief for a while.
Steelhead/Trout: Good supply, steady pricing on larger 3-5# sizes available.

Wild Salmon
Copper River Alaskan fishery will open the third week in May, should see some first of the season sockeye salmon in the next few weeks. The first BC fishery, Barkley sound, opens mid-June. West coast troll Spring/King salmon fishery is now open but extremely high in price. Sockeye : Opening soon. Good availability/steady pricing on C2C refreshed.
Coho : End of June expected opening. Good availability/steady pricing on C2C refreshed.
Chum : Season closed. Good availability/steady pricing on C2C refreshed. Plenty of frozen portions in CBC.
Pinks: Season closed. Good availability/steady pricing on C2C refreshed.

Halibut
Price is steady and supply is good.

Shellfish
Oysters : There has been media attention on norovirus on west coast oysters but there has not been a CFIA recall. Supply is good but due to the media attention consumption is down. There is no supply on the Kusshi Oysters due to temporary shutdowns
Mussels : Saltspring Mussel are not available due to spawning season, which should last 2-3 weeks. Now sourcing fresh from PEI.
Clams/Sea Urchin: Supply on Clams is good. Call Kyle on Sea Urchins.

Groundfish
Weather on the west coast is better, supply is good and price is slowly softening.

Iceland Groundfish
Cod/Redfish/Saithe: Spawning season is now over and there is a good supply. C2C has new Redfish fillets (64949).

Exotics
Philippines : Good supply on Mahi Mahi. Artesmar Ahi Tuna is in good supply as well.
New Zealand : Good supply on most species during their spring fishery. Combine variety of species in our own unique Ike Jime pack available thru C2C. ORA KING Salmon (New!) The Cadillac of farmed (Oceanwise recommended) spring salmon. 6kg up whole/dressed. Check their site for more details. https://orakingsalmon.co.nz/ (Must order THURS for shipping following THURS/FRI)

Scallops
Supply is stable. NEW! 60/80 Dry, Chem free Atlantic Bay scallops now available in 2lb tubs (73183).

Spot Prawns
The new season is open and fishing is sporadic. Supply is okay, contact C2C for availability.

Albacore Tuna
Supply is good. C2C has secured product to cover our needs.

Nautical News
May 11, 2018
East Coast

Eastern Canada
Oysters: All oysters are available but the Malepeque. In the next two week it is anticipated that we should start seeing some supply. Live Lobster : We are into the new season. Supply is good and prices have softened.
Lake Fish : Great supply on all Lake Fish.
Smelts: Chilean is in good supply, no Canadian.

South America
Swordfish : Supply is good and price has increased slightly.
Mahi Mahi : Good supply; prices have increased slightly.
Chilean Salmon/Steelhead : Good supply on both, but the Salmon is quite high in price, the highest it’s been in a long time
Tilapia: Good supply.

Carolina
Snappers (B-Liners) : Supply is good.
Kingfish : A good supply. Prices have leveled.
Red/Black/Yellow Edge Grouper : Minimal supply on all Grouper. Red Grouper has the best supply.
Amberjacks /Golden Tilefish : Good supply on both.
Blue crab (live) : There is a good supply. As predicted, prices are slowly softening.
Catfish: Summer schedule continues with a good supply. Tuesday arrival into Maximum.

Iceland
Cod/Haddock/Golden Redfish/Arctic Char/Grey Sole/Turbot: Spawning closures have ended. There is a good supply.

Boston
Skate Wing : Supply is good.
Monkfish : There is a good supply.
Mackerel : We are still seeing a great supply in the Spanish. No supply available on the Atlantic but we are expecting to see supply in a couple weeks when the season starts up.
Squid : No supply.
Scallops: There is a good supply and the price is great.

Europe
Sea Bass and Sea Bream from Greece have been plentiful with stable pricing.

Italy/Greece
(Auction- special request)

Greece
Steady supply from Greece. Order by Friday for Tuesday arrival into Maximum.

Italy
Steady supply from Italy. Order by Friday for Thursday arrival into Maximum. Call in advance for current week’s pricing at the auction.

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