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Winter is coming…

Happy Friday – We have the first big storm of the year getting organized out in the North Pacific.  Ground Fish supply will face moderate disruption, especially sole and rock fish.

FRESH SEAFOOD – The Alaskan Troll King market is plugging along with steady landings each day.  We expect the volumes to drop off as fishermen return home for Thanksgiving.  The Washington State Coho run is down to a trickle as the season comes to an end.  Puget Sound chums are hitting in heavy numbers and always offer a nice value during this time of the year.  Farmed Salmon prices seem to have stabilized for the next 2-3 months with a possible abundance of larger fish (12LB and up).

FROZEN – Crab products across the board are approaching new highs.  King crab out of Russia is nearly non-existent due to fishing restrictions.  The Russian fishery produces the vast majority of the worlds 16-20 ct and 20 up ct sizes.  These value sizes are nearly two times as expensive as a year ago.  Similar factors are also causing upswings in the Snow crab market.  Value sizes such as 5-8oz clusters are selling at levels nearly 40% higher than last year.  Dungeness will be a value for those customers who “buy-in” early during the Oregon and Washington season.  Once fishing begin to slow down the live/export market will drive the dock price up.

SMOKED PRODUCTS – Are you looking for something unique to offer to your friends and family this holiday season?  Stop by or call one of our retail shops and we can put together a nice mail order package to ship anywhere in the United States.  My personal favorite is the salmon candy and Alder Smoked Ivory King.

Posted on October 29, 2010