November Seafood Market Update
Fresh Local Fish:
To ensure we offer you the highest quality products, our local fish is processed by a family-owned business who directly unload from a number of hand-selected fishing boats. 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. We have several local fish species on offer that include, Goldband Snapper, Barramundi, Red Emperor, Reef Fish, Yellowfin Tuna, Sweetlip and Swordfish. All fish species are subject to availability depending on the fisherman’s catch.
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As mentioned in previous blogs, AQIS have continued a crackdown of illegal prawns in the market; in particular, natural prawn cutlets and prawn meat, with many of the importers turning containers around which has resulted in drastic shortages in stock and a continued spike in cost prices. This will result in a vast majority of end users looking at using marinated cutlets and meat to fill the shortages. At this point, there is no indication of when this will improve. We have however, managed to secure sufficiently large quantities of the natural prawns from Argentina which should ease the situation well into 2017.
We are still seeing continuing price rises in scallops and squid from overseas due to the shortage of raw materials, which is reflected in the increases of cost prices, however we still have sufficient levels of stock previously secured.
Local prawn trawlers are still recording low catches due to weather and water temperatures influences. We have secured stock of medium-sized Ocean King Prawns, as well as Tiger Prawns which are cooked, frozen at sea and conveniently packaged in 5 Kg cartons. Large green prawns are quite scarce and the catches that are being recorded are reflecting a high dollar cost amount.
If you’re after some excellent local oysters, we currently have some high quality, daily shucked oysters from Coffin Bay available for all your requirements that are currently in peak condition. Due to the Pacific Oyster Mortality that occured earlier this year, supplies of Pacific Oysters from Tasmania has had a detrimental impact on product availability, however we have secured good stock levels of frozen Tasmanian Oysters to cater to the rest of 2016.
On special this month is Pacific West Atlantic Salmon Portions Skin On 5 Kg #10583 at $129.95/ctn and Pacific West Beer Battered Flathead 3 Kg #29117 at $48.95/ctn. To place your order, please contact your Sales Executive or our Customer Service on 07 3375 2000.
~ George S.