Seafood Update 30th September
Fish: Please check out our availability of fresh fish for this week that is all locally caught and guaranteed product of Australia. All processing is completed under strict HACCP guidelines ensuring premium product is delivered fresh to your door.
Fresh Ordering Change: Please remember all orders for fresh fish are required to by placed by 1.30pm Monday to Thursday for next day delivery.
Labour Day Public Holiday: With Monday the 7th of October being a Public Holiday there will be no deliveries of Fresh Seafood on Tuesday. Place your order Tuesday 8th October for Wednesday delivery.
Imported Products: Prawn Cutlets Marinated and Natural: With the shortage of raw material and weakening Aussie $ price have continued to escalate with each container unloading into port. This is trend is expected to continue well into January 2104 from indications by some importers. Apart from cutlets it has also impacted into prawn meat and cooked vannamei prawn. Some restaurant establishments have downgrade sizes they were originally offering to minimise portion costing.
Imported Fillets: There has also been less significant price increase in imported fillets with supply of different species expected to stay steady with the exception of the popular 200/300 grade that always reflects high demand.
Sealord Brands: There has been severe shortage of orange roughy in all grades over the last few months but positive news is that the product will now be sent to China for processing after being caught in the chilly New Zealand waters. Once processed it will be then distributed nationally ,this procedure is expected to ease the backlog of orders and reflect more consistent supply coming into late October onwards.
Local Prawns. Catches of local ocean king prawns have started to decline due to seasonality and prices are on the traditional upwards.Be quick to secure frozen stock as I have a healthy unload of a boat later this week.
Oysters: Our processor has good quality plump Coffin Bay Plate oysters opened daily.We have also been securing Tassie oyster frozen on being opened and shipped across to our warehouse.
Specials: Remember to check out our special 5 carton buy on 5 different products for the next 2 weeks.
~ George S.