All halibut at this point is sold frozen or refreshed until the freash season opens again in the spring opener. We have a quality refreshed program for halibut.
The wild season is currelty over, but Northstar has quality frozen King, Sockeye and Coho salmon to get you through the winter months with excellent frozen wild options.
DOVER SOLE/PACIFIC COD
Weather has made for poor availability
Weather has made for poor availabilty
BLACK COD/SABLE FISH
Good availability & quality.
Good availability & quality.
Mahi prices should start coming down a little with more fish available lately at the auctions.
Fish from the Phillipenes and Hawiaii are available.
Fair availability from Hawaii where it is called Walu, this is a by-catch.
Re-freshed program, good supply
Available from Hawaii
Domoic Acid had been a real problem this year with the WA crab season. Pots are supposed to be dropped Jan. 1 and Pulled Jan. 4. At this point, we will still just have to wait and see. Domoic acid is a bad deal, and we suggest you look into it further and form your own opinion before you serve it to your customers.
FRESH & FROZEN WILD SHRIMP
Prices should remain consistent for the next few months and availability on most wild shrimp is good.
There are a lot of lobsters right now and the season has been excellent for the fishery because of the unseasonally high temps on the East coast.
Good availability and prices remain consistent
Frozen available and excellent quality
Canadian is still our product of choice.
11-14 lb fish is normal now.
Plenty of Idaho Raised Rainbow; both perfect cuts and fillets.
Fresh Fish available from Idaho on a pre-order basis, frozen in house.
We continue to buy our Atlantic Salmon from Canada due to over antibiotic use in Chile. There has been controversy in the news about major retailers (Costco) switching from Chilean Farmed Salmon to Norwegian Salmon because of the over use of antibiotics. Not only do we buy Canadian Salmon for a smaller carbon footprint and excellent quality/taste, but apparently if you buy Chilean Salmon, you need not go to your doctor anymore for antibiotics because your Atlantic Salmon consumption will have you covered.
Oysters, clams and mussels are in good supply and prices are the same.
There are more fish shoing up to the auction weekly, and some bargains, like Escolar and Mongchong, remain. Our buyers at the Honolulu Auction, give us daily pricing, buy as directed, box and ship same day. There are still plenty of fish available. Please check with your sales rep for availability.
Seafood sustainability is a journey that includes many stakeholders including conservation groups, fishermen, fish farmers, wholesalers, distributors, and industry groups all working together to address issues. We are committed to educating and moving Northstar Seafoods, Inc., its vendors and customers towards offering more sustainable options, increasing community understanding on environmental responsibility and being an agent of change in the seafood industry.
Northstar Seafoods, Inc. recognizes that there are current standards in the seafood industry that have been developed to certify products as sustainable, such as the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). While we do consider the MSC and GAA (Global Aquaculture Alliance) standards favorably in our sourcing decisions, however, we do not require all of our products to be certified “sustainable”. We do seek to ensure that the products we sell meet certain benchmarks for food safety, quality and sustainability as outlined above.