This Week’s Report

smseafood Dockside Report

Thursday, May 6, 2021

SQUID MARKET REPORT

Like a number of other volume frozen commodities, squid remains sparse in supply. Primary impeding factors are El Nino, Covid impacts on the fishery/fleet/headcount, and significant reductions in IUU (Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated) fishing. Covid severely impacted the squid fishery. The number of vessels actively fishing are down, the ‘days per trim’ increased to double the amount of time they were pre-pandemic, and the backlog in production and logistics have exacerbated the situation. However, the squid fishery does hold promise for a sustainable future. With the rising global temperatures, there’s many predictions that the speed up in metabolism and growth in cephalopods (group of mollusks squid belong to), the global squid population will only dramatically increase in years to come. It’s just a matter of time; time fishing, time for processing, time for inbound transit… It’ll be a few months before we see any normalcy in the global squid supply.


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BARRAMUNDI
NEW! Arriving next week for sale (5/13)

BAR125: SKIN OFF FILLET, 1-1.5#, PBO
BAR126: SKIN ON FILLET, 1.25-1.75#, PBO


Barramundi (aka Giant Perch) has sky rocketed to international fame due to its adaptability to aquaculture. Consistent pricing and supply makes it a menu standout and it's also delicious! 

This fish is high in Omega-3’s, and free from hormones, antibiotics, and artificial colorants. They are harvested on demand and immediately ice chilled, prior to being shipped, ensuring the freshest and highest quality fish.


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KVAROY ARCTIC SALMON
Fair Trade Certified!

SAL1046: GUTTED, ASC, 5-7KG
SAL1047: SKIN ON FILLET
SAL1048: SKIN OFF FILLET

Kvarøy Arctic’s Salmon naturally has an immediate marine flavor – crisp and bright like the waters with a slight brininess of the sea. These unique and desired characteristics combine to form the “umami” in this fish, its mouthwatering savory quality. The color of the flesh is medium orange. This is natural coloring from astaxanthin, a carotenoid found in krill and algae, which is also a powerful antioxidant.