NEW: With the volatility of seafood prices, M&J Seafood has given us a market update. Check it out now to see, which species are in season for your summer menu.
Looking for a seafood supplier that can provide you with the best quality fish and seafood in the UK? Look no further than M&J Seafoods! They’ve been sourcing the freshest fish from local ports and the world market in a sustainable way for over 35 years. And in partnership with them, we're able to give you an update on the latest fish availability and prices. This is essential information for those in the hospitality sector who want to keep their menu fresh and seasonal. So, if you're interested in learning more, make sure to stick around for this post!
M&J Seafood has been providing below-market pricing to their customers on hake for several months now. However, they now feel that the time is right to realign their pricing with the current market rates. This may look out of sync with expectations for summer hake prices for experienced fish customers, but they are merely adjusting their pricing, so it is "market-relevant."
It's that time of year again when we start to see the whitefish fishing quotas completed and factories close down for vital maintenance works and holidays. This will begin in July and hit harder in August, with a return to normality expected in early to mid-September. So, if you're looking to stock up on your favourite fish products, now is the time to do it! The good news is that there are still plenty of fish in the sea, as there’s a good supply of Sole, Plaice, Megrim and the delicious full-flavoured and sweet Mackerel – all perfect for flavourful Summer menus.
We're also happy to report that things seem to be evening out in the salmon market. Prices have been erratic in recent months, but it looks like they may be beginning to stabilise. Of course, the market is always subject to change, so we'll keep a close eye on it. For now, though, it's good news for salmon lovers, as availability is still strong. So, if you're in the mood for salmon, you shouldn't have any trouble finding it. Whether you're looking for wild-caught or farm-raised, fresh or frozen, there are plenty of options out there. So enjoy!
British Prime Fish
The season for British Prime Fish* is really in full swing in July, and the market prices are starting from a higher base than last year. This is mainly due to inflation impacting the entire sector due to rises in fuel, transport, labour and packaging. This is likely to continue to be a challenging theme throughout 2022, but M&J are confident they have the best quality British seasonal fish at the right value for money. So get yours today whilst you can!
We're happy to announce that M&J are once again receiving stock of farmed halibut. After months of closures to protect fish stocks, they're finally starting to see an improvement in the market. However, pricing is now reflective of the new market position. Demand continues to be slightly higher than availability, but this is expected to improve by the end of the summer.
Unfortunately, the monsoon season is continuing to impact tuna fishing. This is impacting availability and, as a result, the price is continuing to rise. This situation is expected to continue throughout September and October so keep a look out for our updates.
For more detail on July’s outlook from M&J Seafoods, click below to access their market report.
*Includes but not limited to; Lemon Sole, Plaice, Dover Sole, Wild Seabass, Mackerel, Megrim, Monkfish, Pollock, Red Mullet, Gurnard, Turbot