Market Report

09-12-2014

Our recent run of wet and cool summer weather has been good for catches.

Little to no wind means fishermen are still fishing and the relatively cool summer conditions have delayed the inevitable Pacific Oyster spawn we experience every summer which effects oysters from South Australia and Tasmania.

Fresh Crystal bay prawns will not be available until after Christmas this year due to a mishap at the farm, Clamms is carrying plenty of frozen stock so there is no need to worry if you have committed to menus. As mentioned a few weeks ago the Spanner crab fishery in QLD is closed until late January this only impacts the beautiful fresh cooked Fraser Island spanner crab meat with both cooked and raw frozen substitutes available.

Cobia is selling incredibly well causing a few close calls and some sell outs! It is back in stock today and expected to be available throughout summer. We have Hapuka, Rockling, Ocean Trout and Yarra Valley Caviar Trout roe on the BULK BUYS this week. Good catches in New Zealand mean we'll have supply of your usual Blue Eye, Bass Groper and Hapuka as well as about 100kg of beautiful plate and share size Sole available from Wednesday morning.

Tuna will remain in the high $30's for the short term but we are getting some great quality fish from Mooloolaba. Locally King George Whiting and Garfish are a little scarce and commanding high prices at the wholesale market but we are getting great catches of less well known species like Jack Mackerel, Bonito, Slimy Mackerel and the occasional Red Mullet all backed up with great catches of Calamari from Port Arlington and Port Phillip bay.

Live Sea Urchins have had an abrupt and early end to the season unfortunately we won't see any more until January.

 

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