Baja Kanpachi: We have teamed up with Omega Azul to bring you the finest kanpachi available in the marketplace. These fish are in the 5-7# range giving you ideal-sized fillets rich in flavor and protein as well as a great source for omega-3 fatty acids. We will be featuring this fish for the next 6 weeks at special pricing. Kanpachi is ideal for any cooking method as well as any raw fish applications such as sushi, Crudo, or carpaccio. Farm-raised in the beautiful crystal clear waters of Baja, Mexico in open-water pens, the fish are harvested and shipped the same day and we receive these twice a week to ensure you get the freshest fish available. We are offering Baja Kanpachi in whole form and skin-on fillets.
Corvina: Is a saltwater fish found mostly in tropical to temperate coastal waters of the Southeastern Pacific Ocean that is a very popular food fish in South America. Often referred to as white sea bass or corvina drum. The white meat is firm with a large flake with a mild to sweet flavor. Corvina is a great fish for ceviche as well as most any cooking method. Corvina is caught using hand lines and gillnets. The fish we have this week is from Ecuador and are in the 10-15# range H&G (headed and gutted) giving you nice-sized fillets with the skin off.
Lobster Market: The Canadian Market opened May 1. Prices remained firm until the 2nd week in May. This coincides with being the week after Mother’s Day. The good news is we are beginning to see lobster priced come down. The downward movement moving lobsters closer to the buy category. Producers of tails and meat will place a lot of pressure on cost, so I expect the price drop to slow a little before the next drop-off after Memorial Day.
Crab Meat: The market for all crab items is the worst we have seen in our 30+ years operating Profish. Every type of crab meat product is priced at all-time highs and we are fighting hard to just get crabmeat. Maryland is showing some signs of more regular production, but prices are very high due to limited resources and limited labor. Venezuela is reporting limited availability with record-high prices. Again, no good news on this, and our guess is that prices will remain high for at least the next 6-8 weeks.
Swordfish:This is one for the buy category. We are seeing a good amount of sword being imported into the US and see it as a reasonable option for menus this week. Fish are larger and looking good. Will have this all week.
Halibut: Prices are softening and we are seeing increased volume. We will have both 10-50 and 50-85 lb whole fish arriving Tuesday. Skin On Fillets will be a highlighted special for the week and is the perfect summer fish. Obviously, this is a strong “buy” option and fish quality will be outstanding
Scallops: You may have noticed a sharp increase in scallop pricing lately, this is largely due to new restrictions for the 2021-2022 scallop quota and the areas that scallopers are allowed to fish in this year. Days at sea (the number of days a scallop boat is allowed to harvest scallops) has been reduced from 32 days to 24 days this year and the allotment of days in closed areas has also been reduced. We are seeing larger scallops (U-12, 10, and 8) in much lower volumes this year which is causing much higher prices at the auctions as demand for the larger sizes is not waning.