Massachusetts Jumbo Wild Rockfish Season Opens June 16

Wild Rockfish on Ice

The great state of Massachusetts opens its commercial wild rockfish season June 16. The fish that currently swim in their waters off Cape Cod and other places were swimming in the Chesapeake Bay only 30-45 days ago. That’s right, seven out of every ten wild rock that swims up and down the Atlantic coast today […]

Fish on the Move

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 […]

The Shine on Copper River Salmon Comes off Quick

Retail seafood, not wholesale food service, sells the vast majority of wild salmon in this country. But, these days, “Mrs. Jones” is running past the seafood counter with her eyes closed. Her weekly grocery bills are up 35% from a year ago, and her family cannot afford expensive seafood items. It took only three individual […]

Beautiful Local Mahi Rounding “The Point” On Cape Hatteras

Anyone who fishes offshore from the Oregon Inlet or Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina, knows where “The Point” is. It is the area where the edge of the continental shelf takes a sharp turn to the north about 30 miles due east of Buxton, North Carolina. The depth goes from about 600 feet (100 fathom line) […]

Fish on the Move

Atlantic Salmon – Some producers were forced to harvest smaller salmon prematurely, which put more fish on the market than expected – prices are down on 8/10s and 10/12s – larger fish holding firm to historic highs – after the Memorial Day holiday, we should see some relief in pricing. Local Soft Crabs – No […]

Fish on the Move

Mahi – Like the Atlantic salmon, stupid pre Mother’s Day pricing caused a change in buying “behavior” and a crash this week. Fillets are almost in the single digits again. Local Soft Crabs – With the Carolina run over, the market moved up again, waiting for Maryland to come on strong. Local Fluke – Most […]

Be Careful What you Wish for – Atlantic Salmon Market Crash

In the two weeks leading up to Mother’s Day, Atlantic salmon producers worldwide were almost giddy with excitement. Panic buying had set in, and whole fish prices were breaking records daily. But do you know what the “cure” for high-priced salmon is? High prices, of course! You see, when salmon prices go up and up […]

Skyrocketing Costs Make This Summer Swordfishing A Very Big Gamble

The North Atlantic swordfish is what we call a “highly migratory species”. In other words, they spend the winters off Puerto Rico and in the Gulf of Mexico, and then in the spring, they start their migration to Canada. They travel using the Gulfstream, arrive in late May or early June, and stay through October […]

Fish on the Move

Atlantic Salmon – The meteoric rise of Atlantic salmon prices finally took a breather this week. Some whole fish prices actually declined for the first time since Lent began. Live Soft Shell Crabs – Prices are falling this week to $4.50 each or less for jumbos – primes are $2.25 each. Local Jumbo Rock – […]

Fish on the Move

Local Wild Rock – Good Lord willing, there should be plenty all week. The fish gods have blessed us with favorable west winds for catching these beasts in the surf just south of Ocean City. Local Large & Jumbo Fluke –Trawl seasons along the mid-Atlantic are still open, and fish will be plentiful this week. […]