Closed for Memorial Day

memorial Day

In observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 29, 2023, our offices will be closed to honor the sacrifices of those who have served our country. We will still be accepting orders, but kindly note that no deliveries will be dispatched on this day. Regular operations, including deliveries, will resume on Tuesday, May 30. Enjoy […]

Fish on the Move

Gulf Tuna

Gulf Tuna – There are nice yellowfins that were packed over the weekend. Local Live Soft Crabs – There are still a few around, but they are not cheap. Local Rock – There will be none available until June 1. NY Rock – The 8-12 lb fish are getting pricier by the day. Local Carolina […]

Encouraging Results from the Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey

Blue Crab

The Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey, carried out by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, revealed an increase in blue crabs from 227 million in 2022 to 323 million in 2023. Spawning-age female crabs also showed a significant rise from 97 million in 2022 to 152 […]

Local Picking Houses Begging for Raw Material to Pick

Maryland Crab Picking

When the peeler run starts in the Chesapeake Bay, the entire crab population is more focused on mating than food. Therefore, you can put all the bait you want in a crab pot, but the crabs will not enter. During the shed, each male finds a partner, production from crab potters comes to a standstill, […]

Canadian Shore Price on Lobsters Drops Further


Chix and quarters this week finally reached single digits for the first time since last fall. Meanwhile, processors are increasingly turning their attention to lobster meat and tails, trying to feed a frozen market that’s hungry for product. Lobster tails are in particularly short supply. Hopefully, in the next 30 days, the processors can stock […]

Mother’s Day Sales Propping Up Lobster Prices

Lobster mothers day

On a percentage basis, lobster prices have come down 33% in the first two weeks of May since the season began in most Canadian Maritime provinces. However, prices paid to the fishermen for the first two weeks of May were too high for the processors to step in and buy raw material to make lobster […]

Venz Market Drops Again – Gov’t Stepping In Soon

Jumbo Lump Crab Meat

Without a doubt, hundreds of millions of crabs are swimming in Lake Maracaibo today. Roughly 100 tons of fresh crab meat per week (200,000 lbs) are currently coming through Miami. It is difficult to imagine that volume, given that the average local Maryland picking house picks about 400 pounds per day in total. So much […]

Newfoundland Snow Crab Fishermen Still on Strike

Newfoundland Fishermen on Strike

The odds are increasing that the Newfoundland snow crab fleet will not leave the dock this season. The buyers have set a price that they are willing to pay for snow crab, but the crabbers are saying they cannot afford to go fishing for that amount of money. This year, they have a 120 million […]