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APRIL SEAFOOD MARKET REPORT

ICYBAY Tilapia WaffleTilapia is still struggling to keep pace with demand. The Chinese New Year's Die Off has continued to push prices up. Replacement cost on 3-5 oz. IQF is ranging from $2.42 to $2.50/lb. FOB. Urner Barry price indicators have not increased since December despite higher raw material costs at the farm and plant level. Prices should continue to increase until mid-June or July unless there is a sudden spike in inventory due to the end of Lent. Large fish for 7-9 oz. shallow skinned fillets and 5-7 oz. Fully Deep Skinned fillets are very hard to source.

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MARCH SEAFOOD MARKET REPORT

ICYBAY Peruvian ScallopsPeruvian dry bay scallops are a good value. Majority of sizes 30/40, 40/50, 50/60 count per pound. Sea Scallops new season started March 1 but market will remain quiet for the next 6 weeks when boats can have 2 closed area trips. The fishery is expected to be 3.5 million ponds less then 2013 season.

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FEBRUARY SEAFOOD MARKET REPORT

ICYBAY Crab Meat Jumbo LumpOyster supply out of the Gulf remains low and will continue to be an issue for the next few months. Prices are firming on frozen half shells. We have a good supply on the East Coast and a truckload due in Los Angeles in two weeks.

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JANUARY SEAFOOD MARKET REPORT

ICYBAY Hardshell ClamsOyster supply out of the Gulf remains low and will continue to be an issue for the next few months. Prices are firming on frozen half shells. We have a good supply on the East Coast and a truckload due in Los Angeles in two weeks.

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DECEMBER SEAFOOD MARKET REPORT

ICYBAY Lobster TailsCold water lobster's Southwest Nova Scotia fishery is now open for December. Predictions are that large tails, 7 oz. and larger, will command significant price premiums compared to smaller tails. Tails are likely to be stronger in demand than meat. Although the season is likely to be abundant in terms of supply, predictions are that prices are not likely to moderate since the second Maine run did not materialize in October and there are sizeable commitments in the industry still unmet.

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NOVEMBER SEAFOOD MARKET REPORT

ICYBAY Flounder

Flounder's supplies of all sizes are ample except for 7 and 8 oz. filets. The market is steady. Pollock's replacement cost are slightly on the rise.The anticipated granting of MSC status of the Russian pollock fishery will be delayed and will require further study. The balance of the market remains steady.

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OCTOBER SEAFOOD MARKET REPORT

ICYBAY TilapiaTilapia supply continues to be extremely tight due to a 30% decrease in production. Urner Barry price indicators increased again in September and should continue well into October. Packers are still refusing most orders on 7-9 oz. Most containers are shipping 20-30 days late due to heavy competition amount packers for raw material. Availability should improve by mid-October.

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IntraFish - SEAFOOD EXECUTIVE: KIM GORTON

Kim Gorton and Daughter in Paris - Slade Gorton Slade Gorton & Company CEO Kim Gorton might be terrified of heights, but she's not afraid to put on boxing gloves and throw some punches. She values courage, candor and family, loves the movie, Braveheart, and says Paris is her happy place.

To read the full interview with Kim Gorton, click in this link:  IntraFish - Kim Gorton

 

MERCURY MYTHS ON FISH

In case you missed the story about mercury on fish a couple of weeks ago in www.seafoodsource.com.

25 July, 2013 - In this episode of SeafoodSourceTV, Editor Sean Murphy talks with Nick Ralston from the University of North Dakota's energy and environmental research center. He has been trying for some time now to clue in consumers about the myths of mercury poisoning in seafood. These risks have put a dent in the commercial seafood market over the years, even though the risks have been exaggerated at best, and flat-out wrong at worst.

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DON'T SWEAT MERCURY - EAT YOUR FISH!

Slade Gorton Blog | Don't Sweat Mercury - Eat your fishThe following commentary is spot on and should be promulgated by all Slade Gorton & Co., personnel. The methylmercury risks have been far overblown by the media and scientists’ use of faulty facts.

There has never been a single documented case of mercury poisoning caused by commercially caught seafood in the U.S. Selenium in swordfish and tuna negates the harmful effects of methylmercury.