- Published on Monday, 07 October 2013 | Written by Slade Gorton
Tilapia 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.
- Published on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 | Written by 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
- Published on Friday, 09 August 2013 | Written by Slade Gorton
In case you missed the story about mercury on fish a couple of weeks ago in www.seafodsource.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.
- Published on Wednesday, 07 August 2013 | Written by Slade Gorton
The 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.
- Published on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 | Written by Slade Gorton
The 2013 squid season has begun in China for Loligo and harvests are good. Pricing should remain stable throughout the season despite rising labor costs in China. Todarodes on the other hand will be in tight supply for the beginning of this season. Traditionally, 60% of the Flying Squid is harvested off the coast of Korea. China & Korea are currently having a fishing rights dispute.
- Published on Tuesday, 09 July 2013 | Written by Slade Gorton
Domestic Catfish. Market is starting to heat up with supplies getting tight due to cold Spring in the Delta region. This delayed feeding season so new stock will come in August (usually early July). For Imported Chinese Catfish. Nothing in storage in China since plants are processing according to customer orders.
- Published on Wednesday, 26 June 2013 | Written by Slade Gorton
Two Massachusetts-based Food Manufacturers Combine Strengths to Fill Large Void in the Foodservice Market Place.
Slade Gorton, a leading provider of premium seafood through foodservice and retail channels, and Elevation Brands, a pioneer of all natural allergy-friendly and gluten free foods, have inked a deal to put gluten free/allergy friendly choices on menus everywhere.
The new Slade Gorton/Elevation Brands partnership will give foodservice distributors and operators a consistent and reliable source of trusted AF/GF seafood and non-seafood items sold under the ICYBAY and Ian’s brands. ICYBAY is Slade Gorton’s premium seafood brand and Ian’s is Elevation Brand’s line of all natural, allergy-friendly and gluten free frozen foods.
At last, millions of allergy and gluten intolerant (Celiac disease) sufferers, as well as anyone focused on improving health and wellness through better nutrition, will be able to order allergy-friendly, gluten free versions of their favorite foods, including seafood, at schools and institutions, in restaurants and workplace cafeterias.
- Published on Friday, 21 June 2013 | Written by Slade Gorton
Another year Slade Gorton & Company participated in the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge with other 12,000 people. Representing the Slade Gorton team left to right on the picture, Tricia Gomez, Pat Casavecchia, Akosua Kwaa, Bob Lafreniere, Caryn Schneider, Teresa Hayden, Natasha Amoroso and Karina Alvarez.
For the full story on the 2013 Corporate Challenge click here.
- Published on Friday, 07 June 2013 | Written by Slade Gorton
Farmed Atlantic salmon: Production from Chile and Canada is expected to remain limited through June. Strong prices have enticed Norway to increase supply to the US. Global demand is stable but the US demand is starting to slow down due to pricing pressure and the start of the wild season.
Wild salmon season is slowly ramping up with additional openings expected in the next weeks.
An early season strike by fishermen was settled, but it cost the Canadian fishery valuable fishing time in May. Producers are working to make up for lost time. Prices remain stable with the exception of significant price premiums being attained for large 7 oz. and up tails which have not appeared in this Spring's run. The Maine fishery, which may bring about some price change, will not impact the market until July, if at all.
- Published on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 | Written by Slade Gorton
Spring season for cold water lobster production will take place in May. Prices will start out initially quite high to meet a robust live trade and Mother's Day demand. Prices are expected to moderate as the season unfolds and to what level prices settle remains to be seen. More news and a clearer picture will be available in our June market Report.
Asian shrimp supply is still very tight in Thailand and Indonesia. The myo virus and EMS appear to be subsiding. Farmers have re-seeded most of the ponds in hope of an improved
harvest in July. Look for prices to go higher until then. Luckily, India has had a strong harvest in April and have started shipping vast amounts of Shell-on to China, Thailand and Vietnam packers to fill the enormous backlog of orders in these source countries. Golden Week has begun and the pressure on the market from Japanese buyers has slowed for now.