Seafood Market Report

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September 21, 2021
What you need to know this week:

A Few Great Items to FALL Back On

The official start of fall is just a day away! Although it may not feel like it, soon the weather will be cooling down which brings on some great fall fishing. 

Shellfish
The wild oyster season hits at the start of October, mussels cease spawning, and hard clam shelf life extends. Shellfish really shines in the fall as we hit a sweet spot in October, November, and December with cooler water temps before the freeze. Local crabs fatten up as the waters cool, with crabmeat picked out of Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay as a great option.

Finfish
The cooler waters will also help with blue catfish availability. Maryland and Virginia Striped Bass seasons have opened, and lake fish will hopefully produce great landings of walleye, white bass, and white perch. 

Frozen
We are seeing an increase in some frozen items hitting our docks. Large quantities of cod are expected as well as lobster meat, and warm water tails.

Talk to your account manager about your fall menu and how to make the most of our picks above. 

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J.J.MCDONNELL & CO.

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