Fresh Fish Forecast – 5/22/19

Check out the latest in seafood

  • Domestic Mahi-Mahi is coming in fresh from down south, between Florida and the Carolina’s, and availability looks good. Quality has been great on these fish and fillet prices are very sharp. (Less than 1% of Mahi landings worldwide are domestic)
  • Flounder is drying up locally as the season comes to an end. The northern supply is also drying up as quotas were cut in half. We’ll bring some in as available but prices will be on the rise.
  • The local soft crab run is entering its final stages as the shed is just about over. Stay in touch with your account manager for up-to-date availability and pricing.
  • Virginia crab picking houses are not producing the volumes to keep up with demand. We are bringing in shipments almost daily with fresh local crab meat, and are working with our North Carolina partners to fill the gaps in supply.
  • Large Grouper (5-10 lb. fish) prices have started to come down and we are bringing it in more often. We are still bringing in the smaller Groupers for those who prefer the smaller fish.
  • Wahoo is still scarce, but we are bringing it in as availability presents itself. Once Brazil opens up its season we will see an increase in availability and lower prices.
  • Lane Snapper supply is solid and prices have been consistent. Silky Snapper supply has been low but we are still able to source these fish often, and quality has been outstanding.
  • Sword prices are very sharp and we have a great supply coming in over the next week.
  • Medium and large tuna prices remain reasonable with lots of nice fish in the market now. Prices on jumbo’s have been edging up slightly.
  • Copper River Salmon season has opened up, but as usual prices are extremely high. Whole Sockeye’s are $25+ and whole kings are $30+. By the second week in June we should see more reasonable prices across the board.


Sam Rust partners with a number of local organizations as a way to give back to the community that supports us. We recognize the importance of supporting causes right here in Virginia, and take great care to source as much of our seafood from local boats and fishermen as possible.