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WESTCOAST SEAFOOD UPDATE

Salmon:

Farmed Salmon:
Atlantics – Supply on filleting fish has tightened but overall the atlantics are stabilizing.
Steelhead/Trout – Good supply, steady pricing on larger 3-5# sizes available.

Wild Salmon:
Sockeye – Season closed. Good availability/steady pricing on C2C refreshed.
Coho – Season closed. 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
Pacific season is has now ended. There is a good supply of Norwegian Atlantics, as well as frozen fletches/portions.
New season will starts again in March.

Shellfish
Oysters: Good supply/pricing on shell.
Mussels: Saltspring Mussel still on allocation. Now sourcing fresh from PEI.
Clams/Sea Urchin: Recently we have been seeing clams with a limited supply but supply is starting to improve. Call Kyle on Sea Urchins.

Groundfish
There is a good supply but is always weather dependent.

Icelandic Groundfish
Cod/Redfish/Saithe: all now being sourced direct from Iceland. All Groundfish are Oceanwise, Good supply with steady pricing.

Exotics
Philippines – Good supply on Mahi Mahi and Artesmar Ahi Tuna.
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
Prices and supply are stable.
NEW! 60/80 Dry, Chem free Atlantic Bay scallops now available in 2lb tubs. (73183)

Spot Prawns
Season is closed.

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

EASTCOAST SEAFOOD UPDATE

Eastern Canada:

Oysters:  All oyster varieties are available.
Live Lobster:  Good supply and steady price but prices are expected to increase in two weeks time.
Lake Fish:  We are seeing a consistent supply in Pickerel, while Whitefish fillets have a moderate supply. No supply for the Yellow perch.
Smelts:  Sea smelts (Chile) available.

Iceland

Cod/Haddock/Golden Redfish/Turbot/Arctic Char/Grey Sole:  Good supply with consistent pricing.

South America

Swordfish:  Good supply.
Mahi Mahi:  Good supply with steady pricing.
Chilean Salmon/Steelhead:  Good supply on both. The Chilean salmon price is increasing.
Tilapia:  Good supply.

Carolinas

Snappers (B-Liners):  Cold weather and extreme winds in Florida are causing problems with supply. Supply is very minimal.
Kingfish:  Good supply and steady pricing.
Red/Black/Yellow Edge Grouper:  No supply is available for all grouper at the moment due to weather. Maximum might start seeing some supply on Thursday, weather depending.
Amberjacks, Golden Tilefish:  Due to bad weather there is no supply on both. Maximum might see some in on Thursday but this depends on the weather.
Blue crab (live):  Due to the cold weather the crabs are hiding. No supply.
Catfish:  Summer schedule continues. Tues arrival into Max.

Boston

Skate Wing:  Stable pricing and good supply. Porgies:  Good supply.
Monkfish:  Good supply.
Mackerel:  We are still seeing a great supply in the Spanish but the Atlantic is very sporadic. Weather permitting we might start to see a supply of the Atlantic.
Squid:  No supply.
Scallops:  Prices are stable with good supply. Larger sizes anticipated to increase.

Europe

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

Italy/Greece (Auction- special request)

Greece: Steady supply from Greece. Order Thursday AM for Wednesday shipping from Maximum.
Italy: Supply is starting to come in again, Feb 2. Order Friday for next Friday shipping. Call in advance for current week’s pricing at the auction.

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