White Perch and Weekend Specialties 3.19.15 March 18 2015 Posted in

Last week's newsletter featured a classic spring finfish in Shad, and this week we bring you another.  We have some fantastic White Perch coming in from the Chesapeake Bay.   The Chesapeake white perch population are closely related to Striped Bass and has a mild, sweet flavor.  The white perch live in brackish and freshwater rivers of the bay and spend their entire life in the bay and tidal tributaries.  As water temps increase, White Perch head upstream to their spawning grounds.  It’s believed that each Chesapeake bay river has its own White Perch population since they don't venture far from the river they were born in.  These Perch are typically small, the record catch weighing in at 2 pounds, 10 ounces.  Due to their size, White Perch as best pan-fried dredged in flour.

Now onto the good stuff …

Specialty Items 

Haddock, Gulf of Maine, ME

Hebi, HI

Jonah Crab (Live), ME

Madai, Japan

Opah Belly, HI

Sea Urchin, Santa Barbara, CA

Shad, VA

Shad Roe, VA

Skrei (Cod), Norway

Tuna Belly, HI

White Perch, MD

Oyster Lineup

Beau Soleil, Miramichi Bay, NB

St Simon, St Simon Bay, NB

Irish Point, Hunter River, PEI

Daisy Bay, Hunter River, PEI

Pickle Point, Hope River, PEI

Pemaquid, Damariscotta River, ME

Weskeag, Weskeag River, ME

Plymouth, Plymouth Bay, MA

Katama, Katama Bay, MA

Riptide, Westport Estuary, MA

Bristol Bay, Coggeshall Cove, RI

Watch Hill, Winnapaug Pond, RI

Copps Island, Long Island Sound, CT

Fishers Island, Block Island Sound, NY

Montauk Pearl, Lake Montauk, NY

Oyster Ponds, Orient Bay, NY

Broadwater, Occahannock Creek, VA

Deep Bay, Baynes Sound, BC

Kusshi, Deep Bay, BC

Pickering, Pickering Passage, WA

Kumomoto, Humboldt Bay, CA

We hope you'll stop by this weekend and take advantage!  Stay tuned next Thursday for another edition of specialty items.  Please note that occasionally items listed will not make it to our store due to weather or unforeseen supply issues.



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