August Seafood Market Update

August Seafood Market Update

Fresh Local Seafood:

Our popular fresh fish lines are guaranteed local Australian products that are caught from the trawlers and straight to your plate. In our extensive range, we have sought after species of Red Emperor, East Coast Gold Band Snapper, Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon, and Swordfish. In addition, we can also supply fresh local Ocean King Prawns which are available in large and medium sizes.

All our fresh fish fillets are processed at HACCP certified operations, with most local species of fish available and packaged in convenient 5Kg units, and can be ordered for next day delivery. Please ensure that your orders are place by 12pm midday Tuesday to Friday for next day delivery.

Our seafood availabilities are also emailed weekly from Tuesday, so to avoid missing out, please ensure you sign up to our email marketing subscription here. For other seafood specials, please click here.

Imported Fish:

There are indications that imported Barramundi fillets (in some size); in particular, 100/200 may experience some shortages in the coming months due to unexpected warm water temperatures that has stunted the growth of the fingerlings. We are in the process of securing stock as it becomes available to cause minimum disruption.

Smoked salmon prices are also expected to decline slightly over the coming weeks due to excess stock being held by importers and pending arrival of more stock into Australia.

Imported Prawns:

As mentioned last month, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources have lifted the ban on imported prawn cutlets and meat, with the first arrival of new product expected to be around mid-September. Product and sizing will be limited until supply imports increase in their regularity. We will advise you as soon as more information is available on sizing and pricing. In the interim, we can offer you the following products:

Prawn Notice

Prawns/Scallops: 

We have secured new frozen stock of 9/12 Local Green Frozen King Prawns (#16832) and 10/15 Local Green Frozen King Prawns (#35879) and smaller parcels of 16/20 Cooked Frozen King Prawns (#16839). These products are all packed in user-friendly 5 Kg cartons. Please ensure you place your orders early to avoid missing out on these products.

There is also stock levels of local half-shell scallops in 20/30 (#20962) and 40/60 (32967) grading that make a great addition to your centre of plate, and a great alternative to the shortage of imported prawns.

Oysters:

If you’re after some excellent local oysters, we currently have some high quality, daily shucked oysters from Coffin Bay, South Australia, available for all your requirements that are currently in peak condition. We have secured large quantities of frozen Tasmanian oysters to arrive in staggered deliveries between now and October just in time for Melbourne Cup and the festive season. There is also good stock levels of high quality New Zealand oysters.

August Specials: 

During this month’s specials, we have Starpak Imported Skinless Barramundi Fillets 200/300 5Kg cartons at $56.95. These fillets are boneless succulent, white-textured meat, perfect as a centre of plate for your Winter dishes. In addition, we also have Pacific West Pineapple Cut Squid 6Kg at $72.85 per carton, and from Markwell, we have on offer, the Tempura Fish Fillet Skin Off 85g. To view these specials, please click here

Lobsters:

We have great stock supplies of Whole Cooked Lobsters from Brazil and South Africa. Pacific West Whole Cooked Tristan DC Lobsters (435g) 10 Kg carton #26599 or Shore Whole Cooked Lobsters from Brazil (400/450g) 10 Kg carton #26866. If you’re looking for the wow-factor, then these products are the perfect dish for your customers.

~ George S.

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