Fish on the Move

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Local Mahi – For the next three weeks, when the boats pack out in Hatteras and Wanchese, NC, we will be carrying local North Carolina Mahi.

Snow Crab on the Move – The first of season production of 8 up and 5/8 Canadian snow crab clusters are in the house. We have taken an inventory position due to 21 permanent closures and 27 temporary closures due to right whales. Three-quarters of the quota was caught off of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, which means we may be at the bottom of the market. 8 up clusters at $14.50 a pound are 33% less than last year and currently a value.

Local Rock – Pound net season starts in Maryland tomorrow, June 1, and runs through November. All three sizes (2/4, 5/8, & 8 up) will be available. Rhode Island opens up on June 1, and Massachusetts is right behind them on June 6.

Local Fluke – Most states have caught their quota, and most of the trawl fleet has gone “scalloping” for the summer, so that means far fewer fluke will be on the market and much higher prices for the foreseeable future.

Local Live Soft Crabs – There never was much of a peeler run anywhere this spring, including the current run in Maryland waters of the Chesapeake Bay. We are managing to cover all orders each day, but just barely. High prices are reflective of the low volume of Softs on the market.

Shrimp on the Move – Ecuador produces massive amounts of farm-raised shrimp, and much of it is shipped to China. However, with large segments of China on continued Covid lockdown, many of those containers are headed to the United States on consignment. The market is weakening on the following sizes: 21/25, 26/30 & 31/35. At $0.33 to $0.40 per ounce, these size shrimp would be ideal for peel & eat specials this summer. (Full Newsletter)

Prices are subject to change.