Stuart Altman

There are numerous species purchased on the East Coast through one of the many auctions in the Northeast. From Portland, Maine to Gloucester, Boston, and New Bedford, Massachusetts, fish can be purchased thru buyers on the “floor” of the auctions or “virtually” on line.

In Honolulu, there has been a display auction, known the world over, since 1952. The auction is run by the United Fishing Agency and is open six days a week (closed Sunday). The auction is also closed on Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. As Christmas and the New Year approach, the work schedule

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Richard Stavis

Have you had a crispy fried fish or tangy sauced fish at a local restaurant or pub lately?

 

If you answered yes, you probably have already tasted Swai.  Swai was originally presented to the foodservice and restaurant industry as a versatile substitute for more expensive white fish.  Today it is more appreciated for its mild, sweet taste, year round availability, firm texture and ability to hold up to extended cooking and reheating.  Despite its popularity in the foodservice industry, Swai is still relatively unknown to the average consumer. 

 

Swai is farm raised in the rivers of Vietnam and Cambodia and

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Robert Landy

What”s In a Name? The True Langoustine (aka Scampi)

By Robert Landy

What is Scampi? There”s shrimp scampi, which is shrimp cooked in garlic butter, but that”s not scampi. Scampi is a type of lobster and is one of the world”s finest delicacies. There are, however, other species frequently referred to as scampi. For example, in the Midwest region of the US freshwater shrimp (Macrobrachium Rosenbergii) are referred to as scampi. So again, what exactly is scampi?

Is scampi a crawfish? Is scampi a crayfish? No, scampi are small clawed lobsters that unfortunately look a little bit like a crawfish. …

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Working Together to Drive Consumption

16.5 Pounds per capita represents all the seafood consumed in the US. Seafood falls above turkey (13.4) but below pork (47.8), chicken (59.2), and beef (62.9). I have been working in this industry for 26 years and in that time we have only been able to increase consumption by 3.2 pounds. During that same time frame, Chicken has increased by 30 pounds. Why the disparity?

Have we not spent the past quarter century working collectively to increase the consumption of seafood? To be honest, we have not. Yes there has been work done to increase …

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Emily Stavis

Shrimp Expert

by Emily Stavis

A Seafood Expert by definition is a person who has a special skill or knowledge in some particular field. While I don’t think of myself as an “expert,” I do get to participate in, and learn about, the various Shrimp markets all over the world.  Many buyers in the seafood business do not monitor, purchase, or get involved in many different Shrimp markets. They may be a supplier in the Gulf who is selling only Domestic Brown and White Shrimp in various forms, or they may be a Shrimp producer in Bangladesh specifically concentrating on …

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