Blue Harvest

Supply Update – What’s Fresh?

PRAWNS
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Fresh tiger and banana prawn supply this year for Easter is looking very weak and will be significantly less than what was available for the same period in 2016. A combination of the loss of product from the Logan River region, and very hot water temperatures in North QLD have combined to leave our current supply levels at historical lows.
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Handful of prawns

 

At this stage, we expect to have limited fresh cooked tiger prawn supply from Tru Blu in Yamba, and possibly some smaller Crystal Bay bananas (predominantly 21-30/lb).

We have a new farm, Australian Coral Coast Mariculture, based in Bundaberg, commencing supply of fresh and frozen raw tiger prawns from the first week of April. Sizing is expected to be predominantly 10-15/lb.

Seafarms will have fresh tiger prawn supply resume throughout May and June.

OYSTERS

We currently have no Pacific Oyster supply from Tassie or South Australia, and hope for supply to resume in early April. Sydney Rock Oyster supply remains strong, however heavy rainfall in NSW has caused significant disruptions to weekly availability as many regions have been forced to close.

SHELLFISH (MUSSELS AND PIPIS)

South Australia’s Boston Bay and Spencer Gulf live blue mussel supply is strong. We are coming to the end of the current season.

Goolwa PipiCo pipi supply is also strong, and we are working on some new product developments which could assist more customers to utilise pipis in late 2017.

FINFISH

Trinity Bay Giant Grouper supply will end in the coming two weeks. There will be an ongoing supply of Gold Spotted Rock Cod after this.

NSW pond grown Bidgee Fresh Murray Cod is available in the size range of 1-1.5kg, with volumes of larger size fish due to increase over the coming months.

Saltwater Creek Barramundi Farm have a strong supply of 1-2kg size fish for filleting. A consistent supply of plate sized fresh Barra (400g-1kg) is now only 6-8 weeks away.

Sydney based enquiries for 800-1000g Round Island Barramundi Fillets from Sri Lanka are welcome.