5 Weeks Until Venezuelan Crabmeat Conservation Begins

Venezuelan Crabmeat

Venezuelan crabmeat conservation begins on August 15 on Lake Maracaibo. This means they must have their pots out of the water by then. The plants will still pick and ship into Miami for the next week, so we generally have fresh Venezuelan crab almost until Labor Day weekend. What happens after that? That is up […]

Fresh Mexican Crabmeat Production Picks Up

Mexican Crabmeat

Crabmeat: July 1 marks the start of crabbing season in large areas on the west coast of Mexico. The primary species they catch is the brown crab, Callinectes bellicosus. Generally speaking, these crabs are much larger than our native blue crab, Callinectes sapidus. The flavor of this particular crab species is considered superior to anything […]

Mother’s Day Seafood Menu

Crab Cake

Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to showcase exceptional dishes that are as economical as they are exquisite. Here are some top picks from our seafood offerings that promise to enhance your holiday menu without compromising your budget. Fresh Jumbo Lump Crabmeat Offering great value this week, our fresh HPP Venezuelan jumbo lump crabmeat is […]

Waiting on North Carolina Peelers to Start Next Soft Crab Run

Soft Shell Crab

Picture an immature female peeler showing outward signs that she is about to shed her shell. Notice the red tint on her apron. She also has a red ring on her paddler fin. Targeting peelers is a completely separate activity from the crabbers who target hard crabs with traditional crab pots baited with fish (menhaden). […]

Live Soft Crabs Should Begin any Day Now

Soft Crabs

No, not here in the Chesapeake Bay, but way down south on the St. John’s River in Florida, the crabs are getting ready for their first shed. It takes a lot of nerve to buy these first soft crabs of the year because the price is so high it will take your breath away. Soon […]

The Lobster Weather Outside is ‘Frightful’!


Nova Scotia’s lobster fishing season, particularly in the key zones of LFAs 33 and 34, is facing unprecedented challenges. According to Heather Mulock of the Coldwater Lobster Association, catches are down by at least 40-50%, a significant drop from previous years. This decline is particularly impactful, considering these zones are among Canada’s largest fishing areas. […]

Venezuelan Crabmeat Update

Venezuelan Crabmeat

Prices have leveled off for Venezuelan crabmeat, if you want to call it that, with jumbo lump in the low 40s. Volume arriving into Miami each week is still extremely low. After New Year’s, there is a break in production as all the plants around the lake are closed and have yet to reopen between […]

Thank You for the Opportunity to Serve You

Happy New Year! As we welcome 2024, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude for your continued support and trust in our services. Your patronage is the cornerstone of our success, and we look forward to serving you in the year ahead with the same dedication and quality you’ve come to expect from us. Please […]

Fresh Venezuelan Meat Prices Itself Out of the Market

Venezuelan Crabmeat

The Venezuelan producers have succeeded in driving almost everyone away from their expensive crabmeat. Traffic volume at most foodservice establishments across the country is down significantly year over year and restauranteurs cannot afford to spend an extra 15% on their crabmeat. The Venezuelan claims of hardship and needing almost $40 per pound for their jumbo […]

Frozen Shrimp – The Best Value Protein by Far

Frozen Shrimp

The world has produced more shrimp than it can consume for the last 18 months. With most global economies, including China, slowing down, this oversupply issue seems to be intensifying. Currently, prices are at or even below the cost of producing those shrimp. In response, major shrimp-producing countries like India and Thailand have temporarily halted […]