Fresh Nantucket Bay Scallops In Season

Nantucket Bay Scallops

As the 2023-24 Nantucket Bay scallop season unfolds, there’s an air of cautious optimism among the local fishermen. This optimism follows a significant boost in the previous season’s harvest, where the catch more than doubled compared to the year before. This increase, alongside the discovery of a large scallop seed population in Nantucket Harbor, hints […]

Local Maryland Crab Picking Houses Closing This Week

maryland crab

Over 90 percent of the local Watermen are not crabbing for Maryland crab but are oystering for a living right now. The water temperatures in the bay are hovering around 50°, which is the temperature at which crabs go into hibernation for the winter. Consequently, the supply of raw material is grinding to a halt, […]

Local Drift Net Rockfish Season Starts Friday


The majority of the annual wild rockfish harvest in the Maryland waters of the Chesapeake Bay occurs over the next three months (December, January, February). The monthly quota is roughly 200,000 pounds. Unlike pound net fishing, local Watermen are able to target larger fish using a larger (7-inch) mesh net. These fish will average 8 […]

Weather Permitting – Largest Canadian Lobster Fishery Opens Friday

Lobster Trap

The areas off Southwest Nova Scotia are open for lobstering starting December 1. In years past, you could count on 1 to 2 million pounds a day of lobsters coming ashore, but pretty much anyone who spends any amount of time on the ocean these days will tell you that fishing in the North Atlantic […]

Ocean Choice Frozen at sea North Atlantic Dry Sea Scallops


Every once in a while, we come across a scallop product so special that we have to stand on the rooftop and yell at the top of our lungs, “You gotta try this stuff!” Such is the case with our bulk Ocean Choice 10/20 scallops sold as 30lb cases. These are Canadian scallops, shucked and […]

Seafood Market Update


Seafood Market Update Local Rock – Prices are up slightly, but remain low as supply increases. It’s a great value. Local Fluke – Prices remain under the $7 a pound mark for these beautiful fish. North Atlantic Swordfish – Brazilian swordfish prices continue to stay below the $12 a pound mark. Bluefin Tuna – Despite […]

Local Bluefin Tuna Season Opens December 1

Whole Tuna

There is nothing like having one of the finest eating fish on the planet caught basically in our backyard. The local bluefin tuna season starts on December 1, and everyone should try these fish. They don’t have to be consumed raw. They are delicious when seared rare to medium rare. Prices should be very reasonable […]

Venezuelan Crab Landings 60% Below Last Year – Market Jumps

Venezuelan Crab Meat

Last year at this time, fresh Venezuelan HPP Jumbo lump was well under the $20 mark. This year, it’s a very different story. There is so little raw material to pick that 1/3rd of the 22 picking plants around Lake Maracaibo have closed because they cannot afford to stay open and pick so few crabs. […]

More & More “Southern Species” Showing up in The Chesapeake Bay


A state-record pompano was caught in Tangier Sound this summer. “Carolina” shrimp are so plentiful in the Chesapeake Bay that the DNR granted the first-ever shrimp trawl permits in Maryland. 300 lbs of Jack Crevalles were caught in a pound net in the York River in Northern Neck, Virginia. Cobia were caught above the Bay […]