Market Report

04-02-2014

Cyclones off the coast of Queensland, strong winds in Victoria, heat waves through all our best oyster growing regions oh and I forgot the strong New Zealand dollar!

These are just a few of the reasons why summer is such a poor season for wild caught fresh seafood! We really can't wait for autumn.

So compliments to Queensland's cyclone Tuna, Swordfish, Spanish mackerel, Red Emperor, Coral Trout and fresh Spanner crab meat supply have all been impacted in some way this week; Tuna and Swordfish will be scarce or expensive or both the rest of the above mentioned will be a bit of a lucky dip. Pacific oysters (from Tasmania & South Australia) are really starting to look poorly, our advice would be to move to Rock oysters or hold off completely until the Triploids start. The Crystal Bay prawn farm has new owners whom have restructured the business a little; meaning that for the short term there will be no more harvests of fresh OR frozen Crystal bay prawns after this week until around April, this however should mean a better more consistent (hopefully cheaper) product in the future as well as a more financially viable commodity for the new owners.

Blue Swimmer Crabs have come down in price this morning and we expect this to hold for the week at least, we are seeing more consistent catches of Bonito (see pic) While Rockling, Ocean Trout and Barramundi also represent great value this week (see our Bulk Buys).

Although they are more expensive than usual you cannot knock the quality of Blue Eye (pic) Hapuka, Flathead, Garfish and Snapper this week as well as John Dory, Brook Trout, Flounder, Vongali and whole Gurnard.

 

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