Integra Foods is a proud champion of sustainability. We want seafood stocks to last for generations and are doing our best to make sure we adhere to sustainable fishing and seafood processing practices.
January 18, 2018
Integra Foods MSC Certified for Salmon, Halibut, Cod and Pollock.
Members of Ocean Wise.
Market Update – Highlights
A ) Cod: “A” season is off to a slow start. 2018 “A” season cod pricing and inventories should appear in the next few weeks or so. Gulf of Alaska Pacific Cod total allowable catch dropped by 80 % for 2018. Due to El Nino causing high ocean temperatures (2015 and 2016) the smaller fish did not survive in the North Pacific. The Allowable Biological catch has decreased since 2016 which is another indication the total allowable catch would need to be dropped to protect the species.
Sablefish: On a good note the TAC for 2018 has increased by 15 %.
B) Alaskan Pollock: Pollock will be an alternative to Cod if prices become unfavorable and lack of stock. For 2018 the TAC is 157,455 mt and for 2019 the forecast is predicting a 34 % drop from 2018. Currently Pollock IQF and S/P available call for pricing.
C) Rockfish/Sole: Integra holding allocation call for availability. Prices stable.
D) Halibut: Halibut is rumored to also expect a cut back for 2018 fishery which is to commence in March. Market wise frozen Halibut has stalled due to strengthening US dollar and the natural high price of the protein. With the upcoming months it is now a good time to shop frozen inventories to carry through to next season. Inventories are available price is the focal point.
E) Salmon: 2017 Salmon season was successful despite Kings and Pinks coming in a bit low. All species are available in freezers. Call for availability and pricing.
F) California Squid: Boats are fishing and bringing in catch daily. Call for bookings.
Integra Foods proudly supports all organizations that traffic, monitor and recommend sustainable seafood !
Alaskan product is superior quality and can always be trusted to be sustainable. Alaska’s constitution mandates sustainability and they are models for all the other organizations in the world.
MSC, RFM, Ocean Wise and Seafood Watch Monterey Bay are organizations that can be trusted for sustainable fisheries.