Fish Tails 1/4/21: First 2021 ‘Fish Tails’ … Aloha Seafood

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • Happy New Year everyone, grateful you’re all with us, and as a matter of fact, you home chefs will continue to be a major segment of our business as long as our restaurants & food-service customers are still facing limitations … so keep eating seafood!
  • Except Crabs — still No start to this Crab season, (high seas this week, so the boats wouldn’t be able to get out anyway), and now with the three biggest Crab days behind us, the processors will have even less incentive to meet the fishermen’s asking price. And be careful with those Washington crabs you may have seen in the markets for $18/20 per lb — they’ve been recalled due to elevated levels of domoic acid.
  • OK, traditionally the three biggest Crab days are Thanksgiving, X-Mas & New Years — but who can tell me what are the three biggest restaurant/dining out days of the year?
  • Hey, find a reason to celebrate! — we’ve still got a few jars of the CA ‘ROYALE’ CAVIAR on hand … also SALMON x 6 … BARRAMUNDI & BRONZINI … SoCAL HAL … BLACK COD / TRUE COD / PETRALE SOLE … Lots More …
  • I should find some time in the next coupla’ weeks to update the Terms/Abbreviations and the FAQs in the attachments and on our website — stay tuned. I may even have time to clean up my desk area, too.  Reminder of last week’s announcement that we’ll be Closed on Saturdays until in makes sense to open again. And another friendly reminder to PLEASE ALWAYS USE orders@alohaseafood.net when emailing/replying with us. Always. The reason is when/if you place your order by replying back Only to This eMail, then your reply comes back Only to Me, and because I’m not always sharp enough to notice that sorta’ thing, your message may get “lost”. It’s quite OK to include me, or Mike, or Lloyd, Kaiser, etc. … but Please Always Include orders@alohaseafood.net also. Mahalo.   Some re-“Tail” below …
  • Added two more to our “My-Fish Dish” line!! — GARLIC/HERB/BUTTER SHRIMP & SWEET CHILI-SAUCE SHRIMP. Bristol’s “MY FISH DISH” is a 7-oz thaw, bake, & enjoy seafood entree. We’re offering EIGHT of ’em — Blackened-&-Smoked Butter SCALLOPS or ATLANTIC COD or WILD SOCKEYE SALMON, and Sesame-&-Seaweed Teriyaki on the same three fish, plus the two SHRIMP dishes mentioned above. Seems perfect for all of you HDS customers. Give ’em a try!
  • No Crabs, but know that we have D. CRABMEAT, BLUECRAB BACKFIN MT, Fzn CRAB SECTIONS, KING CRAB LEGS & CLAWS, SNOW CRAB COCKTAIL CLAWS, and/or LIVE LOBSTERS, LOBSTERMEAT, & LOBSTER TAILS. And to answer a common inquiry lately — Yes, we will sell the Lob Tails by the piece; they’re 5/6-oz each, so about 3 pcs per lb, at $38 per lb.
  • — (A pound of Crabmeat is equivalent to 4# of Whole Crabs, about two nice-sized Crabs. CRAB SECTIONS are Crabs in the shell, without the back shell or any guts/innards, just the body sections with legs attached, what you’ve probably enjoyed at your yearly charitable Crab Feeds. About a pound of these would be the equivalent of one nice Crab. We have NO Fzn WHOLE Crabs).
  • Here’s one with your morning coffee — Do know why Santa allows Prancer and Dancer to drink coffee??  Because they’re his Star Bucks.
  • Also a good time to ask your nieces/nephs/kids/grandkids “Do you know how to make an Octopus laugh?” When they give you that puzzled look, you answer “Just give it ten-tickles”.   dah-dum.
  • Check out the “Hot Specials” section of the Price-List, and notice the 16/20 P&D Blue PRAWNS from “Del Pacifico” on the Sea of Cortez — these are Wild, and a rarity in the Shrimp industry, they are caught in one-day outings, with Suripera nets, frozen one time only, and the company has exclusive and hard-to-attain Fair Trade Certification! (We ordered 16/20 Headless Shell-On to replenish our stock, they sent us P&Ds by mistake, discounted the cost, and we’re passing it on to you!) Yes, they aren’t cheap, because of the factors listed above, but “Del Pacifico” are absolutely da’ Best Prawn/Shrimp that can be found. Currently, Disney Corp is their top customer … let’s see if we can join that Mickey-Mouse outfit at the top of the list!
  • Some faves from da’ freezer —  HAMACHI COLLARS / KAMA (2+ lbs per pkg); HAMACHI FILLET (about 5-lbs ea); CHILEAN C-BASS COLLARS; FZN Cooked/Blanched OCTOPUS TENTACLES (TAKO) about 3# ea, from Hokkaido/Japan, a ‘Hot Special’ at $7.50; SPANISH OCTOPUS; AHI POKE CUBES, SALMON POKE CUBES, MINCED/GROUND AHI, OYSTER SPRING-ROLLS; FZN ALBACORE LOINS, & Sk-Off/BLO FZN AHI LOINS; IQF SMELT; IQF SARDINES; PERUVIAN BAY SCALLOPS; Lots More …
  • Mahalo, it’s meaningful that you’re thinking of us, and we’re extremely grateful.

Place your orders, or ask questions via the following methods, and please remember to include your Name & Address & Phone Number.

1st preference — eMail your order to:  orders@alohaseafood.net
2nd choice — Text us at:  628-800-4324
3rd best – Call / Leave Voice-Message to our order-desk at:  415-441-4484

And for ACCOUNTING:
Phone/Voice Mail: 415-441-1066  /  Kazuko: kazukos@alohaseafood.net, Carolyn: carolynw@alohaseafood.net

 

Fish Tails 12/29/20: Announcement & Last 2020 ‘Fish Tails’

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • Still gettin’ a lot more new names on this list; matter of fact, this “Home Delivery Service” list now has more contacts than our “Food Service – Chefs & Purchasers” list, and waaaay more readers. Enjoy some “Tail”.
  • Gotta’ make the inevitable announcement that Aloha Seafood is going to be Closed on Saturdays,😢, starting this week, (so this week we’ll be Closed on both Fri & Sat, Jan 1st & 2nd, re-opening on Monday, Jan 4th). Order accordingly, and we will re-open on Saturdays when it makes sense to do so. Thanks for understanding.
  • Also closed is the commercial Dungeness Crab season — the fishermen & processors are still bickering over price, and they’re not even close to an agreement, so there will be NO Crabs this week — but get yer orders in for D. CRABMEAT, BLUECRAB BACKFIN MT, Fzn CRAB SECTIONS, KING CRAB LEGS & CLAWS, SNOW CRAB COCKTAIL CLAWS, and/or LIVE LOBSTERS, LOBSTERMEAT, & LOBSTER TAILS. And to answer a common inquiry lately — Yes, we will sell the Lob Tails by the piece; they’re 5/6-oz each, so about 3 pcs per lb, at $38 per lb.
  • — (A pound of Crabmeat is equivalent to 4# of Whole Crabs, about two nice-sized Crabs. CRAB SECTIONS are Crabs in the shell, without the back shell or any guts/innards, just the body sections with legs attached, what you’ve probably enjoyed at your yearly charitable Crab Feeds. About a pound of these would be the equivalent of one nice Crab. We have NO Fzn WHOLE Crabs).
  • CAVIAR with yer Champagne on NYE? — Every year for us this is a difficult determination to know how much to purchase — hopefully we got ya’ covered.
  • Still dealing with some weather & holiday-related shipping issues, but we think we’ll be OK on most items:  SALMON x 6 — SMOKED SAL & SMK’D TROUT — HOKKAIDO SCALLOPS — CLAMS/MUSSELS/OYSTERS — SHRIMP/PRAWNS (be specific on specs, please)  — BRONZINI — Lots More …
  • You guys know the drill, Product/Prices attached, some re-“Tail” below (including the recent jokes), and we just wanna express our appreciation and huge Mahalos! for what your segment of our business has meant to us in 2020 — Happy New Year!
  • Added two more to our “My-Fish Dish” line!! — GARLIC/HERB/BUTTER SHRIMP & SWEET CHILI-SAUCE SHRIMP. Bristol’s “MY FISH DISH” is a 7-oz thaw, bake, & enjoy seafood entree. We’re offering EIGHT of ’em — Blackened-&-Smoked Butter SCALLOPS or ATLANTIC COD or WILD SOCKEYE SALMON, and Sesame-&-Seaweed Teriyaki on the same three fish, plus the two SHRIMP dishes mentioned above. Seems perfect for all of you HDS customers. Give ’em a try!
  • Friendly Reminder: PLEASE ALWAYS USE orders@alohaseafood.net when emailing/replying with us. Always. The reason is when/if you place your order by replying back Only to This eMail, then your reply comes back Only to Me, and because I’m not always sharp enough to notice that sorta’ thing, your message may get “lost”. It’s quite OK to include me, or Mike, or Lloyd, Kaiser, etc. … but Please Always Include orders@alohaseafood.net also. Mahalo.
  • Here’s one with your morning coffee — Do know why Santa allows Prancer and Dancer to drink coffee??  Because they’re his Star Bucks.
  • Also a good time to ask your nieces/nephs/kids/grandkids “Do you know how to make an Octopus laugh?” When they give you that puzzled look, you answer “Just give it ten-tickles”.   dah-dum.
  • Check out the “Hot Specials” section of the Price-List, and notice the 16/20 P&D Blue PRAWNS from “Del Pacifico” on the Sea of Cortez — these are Wild, and a rarity in the Shrimp industry, they are caught in one-day outings, with Suripera nets, frozen one time only, and the company has exclusive and hard-to-attain Fair Trade Certification! (We ordered 16/20 Headless Shell-On to replenish our stock, they sent us P&Ds by mistake, discounted the cost, and we’re passing it on to you!) Yes, they aren’t cheap, because of the factors listed above, but “Del Pacifico” are absolutely da’ Best Prawn/Shrimp that can be found. Currently, Disney Corp is their top customer … let’s see if we can join that Mickey-Mouse outfit at the top of the list!
  • Some faves from da’ freezer —  HAMACHI COLLARS / KAMA (2+ lbs per pkg); HAMACHI FILLET (about 5-lbs ea); CHILEAN C-BASS COLLARS; FZN Cooked/Blanched OCTOPUS TENTACLES (TAKO) about 3# ea, from Hokkaido/Japan, a ‘Hot Special’ at $7.50; SPANISH OCTOPUS; AHI POKE CUBES, SALMON POKE CUBES, MINCED/GROUND AHI, OYSTER SPRING-ROLLS; FZN ALBACORE LOINS, & Sk-Off/BLO FZN AHI LOINS; IQF SMELT; IQF SARDINES; PERUVIAN BAY SCALLOPS; Lots More …
  • Mahalo, it’s meaningful that you’re thinking of us, and we’re extremely grateful.

Place your orders, or ask questions via the following methods, and please remember to include your Name & Address & Phone Number.

1st preference — eMail your order to:  orders@alohaseafood.net
2nd choice — Text us at:  628-800-4324
3rd best – Call / Leave Voice-Message to our order-desk at:  415-441-4484

And for ACCOUNTING:
Phone/Voice Mail: 415-441-1066  /  Kazuko: kazukos@alohaseafood.net, Carolyn: carolynw@alohaseafood.net

Fish Tails 12/22/20: X-Mas Story, Aloha Seafood

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • Fergeddabout what we’ve been tellin’ y’all about Crabs for X-Mas — but first, just wanna say “Aloha” to the greatest influx of new folks on this list since we created the original list, way back in March. Hey newbies — you’ll be gettin’ some “Tail” every week now!
  • If you’ve already ordered Live or Fresh-Cooked Dungeness Crabs for this week, or if you’re just about to get yer order in, sorry, but it’s not gonna happen. The fishermen and the processors are very far apart on settling on a price, the Crab traps need to be in the water already, but they’re still stacked high on the asphalt here on da’ Pier. Not meaning to pour salt on the wound, but we’ve heard from one guy that we’ll be lucky to have ’em for New Years.
  • Here’s some reasonable options for you:  DUNGENESS CRABMEAT, available in 1# tubs or 5# cans, and much cheaper BLUECRAB BACKFIN MEAT, in 1# units — A pound of Crabmeat is equivalent to 4# of Whole Crabs, about two nice-sized Crabs. CRAB SECTIONS are Crabs in the shell, without the back shell or any guts/innards, just the body sections with legs attached, what you’ve probably enjoyed at your yearly charitable Crab Feeds. About a pound of these would be the equivalent of one nice Crab. We have NO Fzn Whole Crabs, but plenty of KING CRAB LEGS & CLAWS and SNOW CRAB COCKTAIL CLAWS in our Freezer. Maybe you wanna do Lobsters instead? — We offer LIVE LOBSTERS (let us know what size?), and 5/6-oz LOBSTER TAILS, and LOBSTER MEAT, all product of Maine/Canada/North Atlantic.
  • Reminder that Aloha Seafood will be Closed on Friday, Dec. 25th, and the following Friday, Jan. 1st.
  • Other than labor negotiations, we’re dealing with weather, weather-related shipping snafus, and holiday-related shipping problems … meaning expect there may be some N/As (not available) and/or “subs” on your orders this week. For instance, we’re OUT of Rock Cod, and True Cod is “lost” somewhere. Choices on HOKKAIDO SCALLOPS are just U/10s, with a few U/15s (another “lost” shipment).
  • OK, I haven’t talked about coffee yet, but do know why Santa allows Prancer and Dancer to drink coffee??  Because they’re his Star Bucks.
  • And newbies, if you didn’t like that one, then avoid the re-“Tail” section below.
  • Added two more to our “My-Fish Dish” line!! — GARLIC/HERB/BUTTER SHRIMP & SWEET CHILI-SAUCE SHRIMP. Bristol’s “MY FISH DISH” is a 7-oz thaw, bake, & enjoy seafood entree. We’re offering EIGHT of ’em — Blackened-&-Smoked Butter SCALLOPS or ATLANTIC COD or WILD SOCKEYE SALMON, and Sesame-&-Seaweed Teriyaki on the same three fish, plus the two SHRIMP dishes mentioned above. Seems perfect for all of you HDS customers. Give ’em a try!
  • OK, Prices attached, Re-“Tail” below, and have a Very Merry and Un-crabby X-Mas!
  • More popular stuff this time of year includes:  SMOKED SALMON (and remember, we have the 3.5-oz “retail” packs now)  /  CAVIAR (a few different choices)  /  CLAMS & MUSSELS (for yer Ciopinno! — and let us know what time dinner’s ready!)  /  SHRIMP/PRAWNS (be specific on specs, please)  /  FRESH Salmon = ‘LOCH DUART’ as mentioned above, & CANADIAN ATLANTIC SALMON and NZ’s ‘BIG GLORY BAY’ KINGS & ‘ORA-KING’ and STEELHEAD/OCEAN TROUT x2  /  and lots More …
  • Friendly Reminder: PLEASE ALWAYS USE orders@alohaseafood.net when emailing/replying with us. Always. The reason is when/if you place your order by replying back Only to This eMail, then your reply comes back Only to Me, and because I’m not always sharp enough to notice that sorta’ thing, your message may get “lost”. It’s quite OK to include me, or Mike, or Lloyd, Kaiser, etc. … but Please Always Include orders@alohaseafood.net also. Mahalo.
  • Now offering OCTO LEGS/MADAKO as a ‘Hot Special’ at $7.50 per lb. These are blanched/par-boiled and weigh in at approx 3# per tentacle. This would be a good time to ask your nieces/nephs/kids/grandkids “Do you know how to make an Octopus laugh?” When they give you that puzzled look, you answer “Just give it ten-tickles”.   dah-dum.
  • Check out the “Hot Specials” section of the Price-List, and notice the 16/20 P&D Blue PRAWNS from “Del Pacifico” on the Sea of Cortez — these are Wild, and a rarity in the Shrimp industry, they are caught in one-day outings, with Suripera nets, frozen one time only, and the company has exclusive and hard-to-attain Fair Trade Certification! (We ordered 16/20 Headless Shell-On to replenish our stock, they sent us P&Ds by mistake, discounted the cost, and we’re passing it on to you!) Yes, they aren’t cheap, because of the factors listed above, but “Del Pacifico” are absolutely da’ Best Prawn/Shrimp that can be found. Currently, Disney Corp is their top customer … let’s see if we can join that Mickey-Mouse outfit at the top of the list!
  • While yer scrolling through the ‘click heres’, check out the new “Gift Certificate” one.
  • Some faves from da’ freezer —  HAMACHI COLLARS / KAMA (2+ lbs per pkg); HAMACHI FILLET (about 5-lbs ea); CHILEAN C-BASS COLLARS; FZN Cooked/Blanched OCTOPUS TENTACLES (TAKO) about 3# ea, from Hokkaido/Japan; SPANISH OCTOPUS; AHI POKE CUBES, SALMON POKE CUBES, MINCED/GROUND AHI, OYSTER SPRING-ROLLS; FZN ALBACORE LOINS, & Sk-Off/BLO FZN AHI LOINS; IQF SMELT; IQF SARDINES; PERUVIAN BAY SCALLOPS; Lots More …
  • Mahalo, it’s meaningful that you’re thinking of us, and we’re extremely grateful.

Place your orders, or ask questions via the following methods, and please remember to include your Name & Address & Phone Number.

1st preference — eMail your order to:  orders@alohaseafood.net
2nd choice — Text us at:  628-800-4324
3rd best – Call / Leave Voice-Message to our order-desk at:  415-441-4484

And for ACCOUNTING:
Phone/Voice Mail: 415-441-1066  /  Kazuko: kazukos@alohaseafood.net, Carolyn: carolynw@alohaseafood.net

Fish Tails 12/15/20: Crabby Christmas … Aloha Seafood

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • OK, here’s how it’ll probably play out — you’ve probably already heard or read that the Local DUNGENESS CRAB season will finally open, but not until December 23rd. That allows the fishermen to pull the crabs outta’ da’ water at midnight, but by the time they get back into port, it’ll likely be too late in the day for our sales to you, … so figure on the 24th (Thursday); there should be both Live and Fresh-Cooked available … now we just keep our fingers crossed for good weather (so the boats can get back in in a timely manner), and an agreement on price between the fishermen & processors (so there’s no labor strike).
  • And a reminder that Aloha Seafood will be Closed on Friday, Dec. 25th, and the following Friday, Jan. 1st.
  • The “LOCH DUART” Premium Atl/Scottish SALMON will be back in our inventory starting tomorrow/Weds!
  • Friendly pricing on MAHI-MAHI this time of year…
  • Now offering our OCTO LEGS/MADAKO as a ‘Hot Special’ at $7.50 per lb. These are blanched/par-boiled and weigh in at approx 3# per tentacle. This would be a good time to ask your nieces/nephs/kids/grandkids “Do you know how to make an Octopus laugh?” When they give you that puzzled look, you answer “Just give it ten-tickles”.   dah-dum.
  • Typically big movers during the next coupla’ weeks include: DRY-PACK HOKKAIDO SCALLOPS  /  SMOKED SALMON (remember, we have the 3.5-oz “retail” packs now)  /  CAVIAR (a few different choices)  /  CLAMS & MUSSELS (for yer Ciopinno! — and let us know what time dinner’s ready!)  /  SHRIMP/PRAWNS (be specific on specs, please)  /  LIVE LOBSTERS, LOB TAILS, LOBSTERMEAT  /  DUNGENESS CRABMEAT  /  FRESH Salmon = ‘LOCH DUART’ as mentioned above, & CANADIAN ATLANTIC SALMON and NZ’s ‘BIG GLORY BAY’ KINGS & ‘ORA-KING’ and STEELHEAD/OCEAN TROUT x2  /  and lots More …
  • Check out da’ price-list, and some re-‘Tail’ below … Happy Holidays!
  • Friendly Reminder: PLEASE ALWAYS USE orders@alohaseafood.net when emailing/replying with us. Always. The reason is when/if you place your order by replying back Only to This eMail, then your reply comes back Only to Me, and because I’m not always sharp enough to notice that sorta’ thing, your message may get “lost”. It’s quite OK to include me, or Mike, or Lloyd, Kaiser, etc. … but Please Always Include orders@alohaseafood.net also. Mahalo.
  • Bristol’s “MY FISH DISH” is a 7-oz thaw, bake, & enjoy seafood entree. We’re offering six of ’em — Blackened-&-Smoked Butter SCALLOPS or ATLANTIC COD or WILD SOCKEYE SALMON, and Sesame-&-Seaweed Teriyaki on the same three fish. Seems perfect for all of you HDS customers. Give ’em a try!
  • Check out the “Hot Specials” section of the Price-List, and notice the 16/20 P&D Blue PRAWNS from “Del Pacifico” on the Sea of Cortez — these are Wild, and a rarity in the Shrimp industry, they are caught in one-day outings, with Suripera nets, frozen one time only, and the company has exclusive and hard-to-attain Fair Trade Certification! (We ordered 16/20 Headless Shell-On to replenish our stock, they sent us P&Ds by mistake, discounted the cost, and we’re passing it on to you!) Yes, they aren’t cheap, because of the factors listed above, but “Del Pacifico” are absolutely da’ Best Prawn/Shrimp that can be found. Currently, Disney Corp is their top customer … let’s see if we can join that Mickey-Mouse outfit at the top of the list!
  • While yer scrolling through the ‘click heres’, check out the new “Gift Certificate” one.
  • Some faves from da’ freezer —  HAMACHI COLLARS / KAMA (2+ lbs per pkg); HAMACHI FILLET (about 5-lbs ea); CHILEAN C-BASS COLLARS; FZN Cooked/Blanched OCTOPUS TENTACLES (TAKO) about 3# ea, from Hokkaido/Japan; SPANISH OCTOPUS; AHI POKE CUBES, SALMON POKE CUBES, MINCED/GROUND AHI, OYSTER SPRING-ROLLS; FZN ALBACORE LOINS, & Sk-Off/BLO FZN AHI LOINS; IQF SMELT; IQF SARDINES; PERUVIAN BAY SCALLOPS; Lots More …
  • Mahalo, it’s meaningful that you’re thinking of us, and we’re extremely grateful.

Place your orders, or ask questions via the following methods, and please remember to include your Name & Address & Phone Number.

1st preference — eMail your order to:  orders@alohaseafood.net
2nd choice — Text us at:  628-800-4324
3rd best – Call / Leave Voice-Message to our order-desk at:  415-441-4484

And for ACCOUNTING:
Phone/Voice Mail: 415-441-1066  /  Kazuko: kazukos@alohaseafood.net, Carolyn: carolynw@alohaseafood.net

Fish Tails 12/8/20: Riddle Time – Aloha Seafood

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • With the latest restrictions on dining out, we’re expecting all you home chefs to be a real important part of our holiday success — here’s da’ scoop:  First off, know that our days of NON-Operation will be Friday, December 25th and Friday, January 1st (and a reminder that we’re Closed on Sundays). We’re still more than 2 weeks out, but remember to order accordingly.
  • Still NO “Loch Duart” Premium Atl Salmon (see last week’s ‘Tail’), but we expect to have ’em by late next week, and into the X-Mas week. Other available ATL SALMON are from BC/Canada, and our other “premium” Salmon are the ‘BIG GLORY BAY’ & ‘ORA-Kings’ from NZ.
  • Now offering our OCTO LEGS/MADAKO as a ‘Hot Special’ at $7.50 per lb. These are blanched/par-boiled and weigh in at approx 3# per tentacle. This would be a good time to ask your nieces/nephs/kids/grandkids if they know how to make an Octopus laugh. They won’t know the answer, so you tell ’em “just give it ten-tickles”.  dah-dum.
  • Don’t have a definitive word yet on the opening of the Local Crab season. Flyover assessments of the whale situation will be conducted this week, still hoping that it’ll get started by Dec 15th, and if so, the wholesalers who have been bringing Crabs down from Canada will end that practice right now because they don’t want unsold expensive inventory on their hands when the new (and much cheaper) local crabs show up. More on this subject below in re-‘Tail’, call us for the latest updates, stay tuned to da’ ‘Tail’.
  • Bass this week will be CORVINA & MEX’N Farm’d STRIPERSAHI & TOMBO & SWORDFISH & MAHI-MAHI on da’ menu … SoCAL HALIBUT & PETRALE SOLE … Cod = ROCK & TRUE & BLACK CODDORADE/SEA BREAM LIVE LOBSTERSOYSTERS-CLAMS-MUSSELS DRY-PACK SCALLOPS … Lots More
  • As far as I know, ‘Hanukah’ isn’t a bay in Hawaii, (even though the word contains letters from the Hawaiian alphabet), but rather a holiday which begins Thursday nite — Happy Hanukah!
  •  Well, the start of the season for Local Dungeness Crabs remains on hold because the potential still exists for a whale to get entangled in the gear. Today has historically been the opening of the Northern season (Eureka, Crescent City, Oregon), which is when things really kick into gear, but unfortunately, that too has been delayed, not because of whales, but because of low percentages of meat to total body-weight. Crabs molt, and it takes time to grow into their new shell, and the critters are still too “light”. Another tidbit you should know is that it’s typical in the first two weeks of December for stores to run their loss-leader ads for Crabs — that’s when they sell Crabs at cost, or even below cost, (but they make up for it when you bring that loaf of sourdough and bottle of grape-juice through the check-out line), hence “loss leader”. Anyway, could be the ads have already gone to print, and with No Fresh-Cooked Crabs available, they’ll be selling Frozen (or recently thawed) Crabs from last year’s harvest. Buyer beware. Lastly, there actually have been a few Crabs a week coming down from Canada lately, which are waaaay too pricey for grocery store ads, but there is a slight possibility that we could have a crab or two or six for your orders.
  • NEW — We now have 3.5-oz pkgs of Cold-SMOKED (Lox) NZ KING SALMON if you’d like! Give ’em a try! Our full sides (2-4 lbs) of Sliced SMOK’D SAL are still available too.
  • Bristol’s “MY FISH DISH” is a 7-oz thaw, bake, & enjoy seafood entree. We’re offering six of ’em — Blackened-&-Smoked Butter SCALLOPS or ATLANTIC COD or WILD SOCKEYE SALMON, and Sesame-&-Seaweed Teriyaki on the same three fish. Seems perfect for all of you HDS customers. Give ’em a try!
  • Check out the “Hot Specials” section of the Price-List, and notice the 16/20 P&D Blue PRAWNS from “Del Pacifico” on the Sea of Cortez — these are Wild, and a rarity in the Shrimp industry, they are caught in one-day outings, with Suripera nets, frozen one time only, and the company has exclusive and hard-to-attain Fair Trade Certification! (We ordered 16/20 Headless Shell-On to replenish our stock, they sent us P&Ds by mistake, discounted the cost, and we’re passing it on to you!) Yes, they aren’t cheap, because of the factors listed above, but “Del Pacifico” are absolutely da’ Best Prawn/Shrimp that can be found. Currently, Disney Corp is their top customer … let’s see if we can join that Mickey-Mouse outfit at the top of the list!
  • While yer scrolling through the ‘click heres’, check out the new “Gift Certificate” one.
  • Some faves from da’ freezer —  HAMACHI COLLARS / KAMA (2+ lbs per pkg); HAMACHI FILLET (about 5-lbs ea); CHILEAN C-BASS COLLARS; FZN Cooked/Blanched OCTOPUS TENTACLES (TAKO) about 3# ea, from Hokkaido/Japan; SPANISH OCTOPUS; AHI POKE CUBES, SALMON POKE CUBES, MINCED/GROUND AHI, OYSTER SPRING-ROLLS; FZN ALBACORE LOINS, & Sk-Off/BLO FZN AHI LOINS; IQF SMELT; IQF SARDINES; PERUVIAN BAY SCALLOPS; Lots More …
  • Friendly Reminder: PLEASE ALWAYS USE orders@alohaseafood.net when emailing/replying with us. Always. The reason is when/if you place your order by replying back Only to This eMail, then your reply comes back Only to Me, and because I’m not always sharp enough to notice that sorta’ thing, your message may get “lost”. It’s quite OK to include me, or Mike, or Lloyd, Kaiser, etc. … but Please Always Include orders@alohaseafood.net also. Mahalo.
  • Mahalo, it’s meaningful that you’re thinking of us, and we’re extremely grateful.

Place your orders, or ask questions via the following methods, and please remember to include your Name & Address & Phone Number.

1st preference — eMail your order to:  orders@alohaseafood.net
2nd choice — Text us at:  628-800-4324
3rd best – Call / Leave Voice-Message to our order-desk at:  415-441-4484

And for ACCOUNTING:
Phone/Voice Mail: 415-441-1066  /  Kazuko: kazukos@alohaseafood.net, Carolyn: carolynw@alohaseafood.net

Fish Tails 12/1/20: Buyer Beware … ALOHA

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • Hope y’all enjoyed some Seafood for Thanksgiving — our guess is that Wednesday was our single highest Home-Delivery Service day yet, so Grande Mahalos to all of ya’!
  • Well, the start of the season for Local Dungeness Crabs remains on hold because the potential still exists for a whale to get entangled in the gear. Today has historically been the opening of the Northern season (Eureka, Crescent City, Oregon), which is when things really kick into gear, but unfortunately, that too has been delayed, not because of whales, but because of low percentages of meat to total body-weight. Crabs molt, and it takes time to grow into their new shell, and the critters are still too “light”. Another tidbit you should know is that it’s typical in the first two weeks of December for stores to run their loss-leader ads for Crabs — that’s when they sell Crabs at cost, or even below cost, (but they make up for it when you bring that loaf of sourdough and bottle of grape-juice through the check-out line), hence “loss leader”. Anyway, could be the ads have already gone to print, and with No Fresh-Cooked Crabs available, they’ll be selling Frozen (or recently thawed) Crabs from last year’s harvest. Buyer beware. Lastly, there actually have been a few Crabs a week coming down from Canada lately, which are waaaay too pricey for grocery store ads, but there is a slight possibility that we could have a crab or two or six for your orders.
  • What else do we have for you today? … Here’s one: NO “Loch Duart” Premium Atl Sal from Scotland this week because of mechanical failures on the boats that go back-and-forth between the ocean-based pens and the land-based processing plant. Sounds kinda’ fishy — the one a few years ago about a volcano in Iceland which disrupted air-traffic between the UK and the US was a much better excuse. Our other ATL SALMON are from BC/Canada, and our other “premium” Salmon are the ‘BIG GLORY BAY’ & ‘ORA-Kings’ from NZ.
  • Looks like it’s Bass-week: Some CORVINA & PINK GROUPER/BAQUETTA on hand, BRONZINI (1#ers, x-cellent for whole-plate presentation, WHITE C-BASS coming Thurs, MEX’N STRIPERS on Fri.
  • Available this week for y’all are DORADE (SEA BREAM), which is another real nice 1#er, great for whole-plate service, and at below-market pricing — check out the price-list.
  • And while yer scrolling through the ‘click heres’, check out the new “Gift Certificate” one.
  • Re-‘Tail’ below …
  • SoCAL HAL / ROCK & TRUE & BLACK COD / PETRALE / AHI & TOMBO / SWORD / DRY-PACK SCALLOPS / CLAMS – OYSTERS – MUSSELS / LIVE LOBS / etc…
  • NEW — We now have 3.5-oz pkgs of Cold-SMOKED (Lox) NZ KING SALMON if you’d like! Give ’em a try! Our full sides (2-4 lbs) of Sliced SMOK’D SAL are still available too.
  • Friendly Reminder: PLEASE ALWAYS USE orders@alohaseafood.net when emailing/replying with us. Always. The reason is when/if you place your order by replying back Only to This eMail, then your reply comes back Only to Me, and because I’m not always sharp enough to notice that sorta’ thing, your message may get “lost”. It’s quite OK to include me, or Mike, or Lloyd, Kaiser, etc. … but Please Always Include orders@alohaseafood.net also. Mahalo.
  • Bristol’s “MY FISH DISH” is a 7-oz thaw, bake, & enjoy seafood entree. We’re offering six of ’em — Blackened-&-Smoked Butter SCALLOPS or ATLANTIC COD or WILD SOCKEYE SALMON, and Sesame-&-Seaweed Teriyaki on the same three fish. Seems perfect for all of you HDS customers. Give ’em a try!
  • Check out the “Hot Specials” section of the Price-List, and notice the 16/20 P&D Blue PRAWNS from “Del Pacifico” on the Sea of Cortez — these are Wild, and a rarity in the Shrimp industry, they are caught in one-day outings, with Suripera nets, frozen one time only, and the company has exclusive and hard-to-attain Fair Trade Certification! (We ordered 16/20 Headless Shell-On to replenish our stock, they sent us P&Ds by mistake, discounted the cost, and we’re passing it on to you!) Yes, they aren’t cheap, because of the factors listed above, but “Del Pacifico” are absolutely da’ Best Prawn/Shrimp that can be found. Currently, Disney Corp is their top customer … let’s see if we can join that Mickey-Mouse outfit at the top of the list!
  • Some faves from da’ freezer —  HAMACHI COLLARS / KAMA (2+ lbs per pkg); HAMACHI FILLET (about 5-lbs ea); CHILEAN C-BASS COLLARS; FZN Cooked/Blanched OCTOPUS TENTACLES (TAKO) about 3# ea, from Hokkaido/Japan; SPANISH OCTOPUS; AHI POKE CUBES, SALMON POKE CUBES, MINCED/GROUND AHI, OYSTER SPRING-ROLLS; FZN ALBACORE LOINS, & Sk-Off/BLO FZN AHI LOINS; IQF SMELT; IQF SARDINES; PERUVIAN BAY SCALLOPS; Lots More …
  • Mahalo, it’s meaningful that you’re thinking of us, and we’re extremely grateful.

Place your orders, or ask questions via the following methods, and please remember to include your Name & Address & Phone Number.

1st preference — eMail your order to:  orders@alohaseafood.net
2nd choice — Text us at:  628-800-4324
3rd best – Call / Leave Voice-Message to our order-desk at:  415-441-4484

And for ACCOUNTING:
Phone/Voice Mail: 415-441-1066  /  Kazuko: kazukos@alohaseafood.net, Carolyn: carolynw@alohaseafood.net

Fish Tails 11/24/20: Thanksgiving Week … Aloha

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • Pretty many new addresses added to this list in the last week, so Mahalo! for spreading the word … and welcome to all of ya’ who are getting some “Tail” for the first time!
  • This week we’ll be CLOSED on Thursday, Nov 26th for Thanksgiving, so if there’s seafood on the table for Thanksgiving, we need to hear from you by tonight in order to make the delivery to you tomorrow. We’ll be back at it on Friday morning at dark-o:thirty.
  • Even though the Local season for DUNGENESS CRABS remains closed, the possibility DOES EXIST that we could have CRABS (trucked down from Canada) for you for tomorrow. Live ones ONLY for tomorrow, (Fresh WHOLE-COOKED by Friday), and they ain’t gonna be cheap.
  • Typically, the next coupla’ months are da’ best for MAHI-MAHI, we noticed the price already starting to drop, so we brought some in, and hoping it’ll be a regular feature thru da’ holidays.
  • Incoming shipments for us are a little “off” this week, so there could be some shortages, maybe some ‘subs’, here’s a few featured items:  Got a few fish left from a surprise shipment of AK HALIBUT, which is the last of ’em ’til March-ish. Plenty of SoCAL/MEX’N HAL … BLACK COD … Bass x 3 = MEX’N PINK GROUPER/BAQUETTA & CORVINA & MEX’N STRIPED BASS … DRY-PACK SCALLOPS … 
  • Also: SWORDFISH / AHI & TOMBO / ROCK & TRUE (& LING COD due!) … And Lots More … Read on below for some stuff from previous ‘Fish Tails’, which we call re-‘Tail’ … Click to check out da’ attachments … and HAPPY THANKSGIVING to Everybody!
  • NEW — We now have 3.5-oz pkgs of Cold-SMOKED (Lox) NZ KING SALMON if you’d like! Give ’em a try! Our full sides (2-4 lbs) of Sliced SMOK’D SAL are still available too.
  • Salmon situation — For the next many months it’ll be Farmed Salmon Only, all with various levels of environmental & sustainability certifications & recognitions — ATLANTIC SALMON x2: Canadian, our least expensive/most popular, & “Loch Duart”, from Scotland/the ‘model’/famous … KING SALMON x2: “Ora-King”, from New Zealand, & “Big Glory Bay”, also NZ (way way southern Stewart Island)/tastes lean & clean … STEELHEAD/OCEAN TROUT x2: Washington (Colombia Riv), 3/5 lbs ea, & “Loch Etive”, from Scotland/fatty & flavorful.
  • Back to Crabs — reports are that there are still too many whales hanging around the fishing grounds, potential exists for them to get tangled up in the crab gear, hence the delay in opening the season. Fillet of Humpback or BBQ Minke Ribs, anybody?
  • Friendly Reminder: PLEASE ALWAYS USE orders@alohaseafood.net when emailing/replying with us. Always. The reason is when/if you place your order by replying back Only to This eMail, then your reply comes back Only to Me, and because I’m not always sharp enough to notice that sorta’ thing, your message may get “lost”. It’s quite OK to include me, or Mike, or Lloyd, Kaiser, etc. … but Please Always Include orders@alohaseafood.net also. Mahalo.
  • Bristol’s “MY FISH DISH” is a 7-oz thaw, bake, & enjoy seafood entree. We’re offering six of ’em — Blackened-&-Smoked Butter SCALLOPS or ATLANTIC COD or WILD SOCKEYE SALMON, and Sesame-&-Seaweed Teriyaki on the same three fish. Seems perfect for all of you HDS customers. Give ’em a try!
  • Check out the “Hot Specials” section of the Price-List, and notice the 16/20 P&D Blue PRAWNS from “Del Pacifico” on the Sea of Cortez — these are Wild, and a rarity in the Shrimp industry, they are caught in one-day outings, with Suripera nets, frozen one time only, and the company has exclusive and hard-to-attain Fair Trade Certification! (We ordered 16/20 Headless Shell-On to replenish our stock, they sent us P&Ds by mistake, discounted the cost, and we’re passing it on to you!) Yes, they aren’t cheap, because of the factors listed above, but “Del Pacifico” are absolutely da’ Best Prawn/Shrimp that can be found. Currently, Disney Corp is their top customer … let’s see if we can join that Mickey-Mouse outfit at the top of the list!
  • Some faves from da’ freezer —  HAMACHI COLLARS / KAMA (2+ lbs per pkg); HAMACHI FILLET (about 5-lbs ea); CHILEAN C-BASS COLLARS; FZN Cooked/Blanched OCTOPUS TENTACLES (TAKO) about 3# ea, from Hokkaido/Japan; SPANISH OCTOPUS; AHI POKE CUBES, SALMON POKE CUBES, MINCED/GROUND AHI, OYSTER SPRING-ROLLS; FZN ALBACORE LOINS, & Sk-Off/BLO FZN AHI LOINS; IQF SMELT; IQF SARDINES; PERUVIAN BAY SCALLOPS; Lots More …
  • Mahalo, it’s meaningful that you’re thinking of us, and we’re extremely grateful.

Place your orders, or ask questions via the following methods, and please remember to include your Name & Address & Phone Number.

1st preference — eMail your order to:  orders@alohaseafood.net
2nd choice — Text us at:  628-800-4324
3rd best – Call / Leave Voice-Message to our order-desk at:  415-441-4484

And for ACCOUNTING:
Phone/Voice Mail: 415-441-1066  /  Kazuko: kazukos@alohaseafood.net, Carolyn: carolynw@alohaseafood.net

Fish Tails 11/17/20: You Should Know — Aloha Seafood

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • Three important things — 1) Aloha Seafood will be CLOSED next Thursday, Nov. 26th, for Thanksgiving. Order accordingly.  2) The commercial season for Dungeness Crabs still hasn’t opened, (and it won’t open in time for Thanksgiving), but when it does open Please be Specific when ordering whether you’d like Live Crabs or Fresh Whole-Cooked Crabs.  3) Our core business, service to dining establishments, is experiencing new and tighter restrictions, so you, the home chef, are evermore a key to our continues success — PLEASE TELL YOUR FRIENDS about Aloha Seafood!
  • Could be that we’ve seen the end of Alaskan Halibut for this year — season has ended, but no word yet if there’s enough catch in the last days to ship some down to the Bay Area (which would be for later in the week). In lieu of that, go with SoCAL/MEX’N HALIBUT, which generally produces thinner fillets, a bit more delicate to handle, with a similar texture and mild flavor. For something more “meatier” in the white-fish category, look to “Bass”, featuring MEX’N PINK GROUPER/BAQUETTA this week, and Farm’d STRIPED BASS too.
  • Back to Crabs — reports are that there are still too many whales hanging around the fishing grounds, potential exists for them to get tangled up in the crab gear, hence the delay in opening the season. Fillet of Humpback or BBQ Minke Ribs, anybody?
  • Not expecting any Uni for this week, and Ling Cod (one of my faves) is disappearing as one of your choices for local Cods.
  • You know da’ drill – read on for some re-‘Tail’, and click on for product/price list …
  • What you and your discriminatory culinary palates may notice is that the overall quality of seafood actually takes an uptick for the next several months. This is due to spawning cycles being over, so shellfish and (wild) fish are now beginning to fatten up for next year’s sexual adventures. CLAM Chowder, CLAM-Bakes, and Cioppino are all great comfort-food dishes for the cold months, and all feature SHELLFISH.  Also BLACK COD & ROCK COD / PETRALE SOLE / YELLOWTAIL JACK / SWORDFISH / AHI & TOMBO / DRY-PACK SCALLOPS / More … 
  • Got something NEW that oughta’ appeal to a lotta’ y’all — You can now get 3.5-oz pkgs of Cold-SMOKED (Lox) NZ KING SALMON if you’d like! Give ’em a try! Our full sides (2-4 lbs) of Sliced SMOK’D SAL are still available too.
  • Salmon situation — For the next many months it’ll be Farmed Salmon Only, all with various levels of environmental & sustainability certifications & recognitions — ATLANTIC SALMON x2: Canadian, our least expensive/most popular, & “Loch Duart”, from Scotland/the ‘model’/famous … KING SALMON x2: “Ora-King”, from New Zealand, & “Big Glory Bay”, also NZ (way way southern Stewart Island)/tastes lean & clean … STEELHEAD/OCEAN TROUT x2: Washington (Colombia Riv), 3/5 lbs ea, & “Loch Etive”, from Scotland/fatty & flavorful.
  • Friendly Reminder: PLEASE ALWAYS USE orders@alohaseafood.net when emailing/replying with us. Always. The reason is when/if you place your order by replying back Only to This eMail, then your reply comes back Only to Me, and because I’m not always sharp enough to notice that sorta’ thing, your message may get “lost”. It’s quite OK to include me, or Mike, or Lloyd, Kaiser, etc. … but Please Always Include orders@alohaseafood.net also. Mahalo.
  • Check out the “Hot Specials” section of the Price-List, and notice the 16/20 P&D Blue PRAWNS from “Del Pacifico” on the Sea of Cortez — these are Wild, and a rarity in the Shrimp industry, they are caught in one-day outings, with Suripera nets, frozen one time only, and the company has exclusive and hard-to-attain Fair Trade Certification! (We ordered 16/20 Headless Shell-On to replenish our stock, they sent us P&Ds by mistake, discounted the cost, and we’re passing it on to you!) Yes, they aren’t cheap, because of the factors listed above, but “Del Pacifico” are absolutely da’ Best Prawn/Shrimp that can be found. Currently, Disney Corp is their top customer … let’s see if we can join that Mickey-Mouse outfit at the top of the list!
  • Bristol’s “MY FISH DISH” is a 7-oz thaw, bake, & enjoy seafood entree. We’re offering six of ’em — Blackened-&-Smoked Butter SCALLOPS or ATLANTIC COD or WILD SOCKEYE SALMON, and Sesame-&-Seaweed Teriyaki on the same three fish. Seems perfect for all of you HDS customers. Give ’em a try!
  • Add a box of Fresh Produce to your Seafood order! We’re partnering with C & L Produce, a highly reputable wholesale distributor out of Oakland, to bring a variety of fresh fruits & veggies into your home. This offering is as an add-on, and not a replacement for our $100-minimum seafood order. Click on the two new buttons.
  • Some of your faves from da’ freezer —  HAMACHI COLLARS / KAMA (2+ lbs per pkg); HAMACHI FILLET (about 5-lbs ea); CHILEAN C-BASS COLLARS; FZN Cooked/Blanched OCTOPUS TENTACLES (TAKO) about 3# ea, from Hokkaido/Japan; SPANISH OCTOPUS; AHI POKE CUBES, SALMON POKE CUBES, MINCED/GROUND AHI, OYSTER SPRING-ROLLS; FZN ALBACORE LOINS, & Sk-Off/BLO FZN AHI LOINS; IQF SMELT; IQF SARDINES; PERUVIAN BAY SCALLOPS; Lots More …
  • Mahalo, it’s meaningful that you’re thinking of us, and we’re extremely grateful.

Place your orders, or ask questions via the following methods, and please remember to include your Name & Address & Phone Number.

1st preference — eMail your order to:  orders@alohaseafood.net
2nd choice — Text us at:  628-800-4324
3rd best – Call / Leave Voice-Message to our order-desk at:  415-441-4484

And for ACCOUNTING:
Phone/Voice Mail: 415-441-1066  /  Kazuko: kazukos@alohaseafood.net, Carolyn: carolynw@alohaseafood.net

Fish Tails 11/10/20: More ‘Tail’ from Aloha

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • And another thing — Why is the opening of the commercial Dungeness Crab season delayed until December, but the sportsmen fishery (charter boats/recreational) is allowed to fish?? They use the same gear, and as intelligent as whales are, I’m pretty sure that they wouldn’t know the difference whether they got tangled up in recreational lines or in the commercial fleet’s lines. (more below…)
  • Gettin’ real close to the end of ALASKAN HALIBUT season — we hopefully have a shipment arriving on Friday, and that may be the end. Look to SoCAL/MEX’N HAL to fill that void for the next several months. NO Uni expected in for this week, and this one too will be real hit-or-miss (mostly miss) for the next several months.
  • What you and your discriminatory culinary palates may notice is that the overall quality of seafood actually takes an uptick for the next several months. This is due to spawning cycles being over, so shellfish and (wild) fish are now beginning to fatten up for next year’s sexual adventures. CLAM Chowder, CLAM-Bakes, and Cioppino are all great comfort-food dishes for the cold months, and all feature SHELLFISH. Or look to Bass — this week we have MEX’N PINK GROUPER/BAQUETTA, MEX’N Frm’d STRIPED BASS, BARRAMUNDI, & BRONZINI, with some CORVINA coming later this week. Local Cods are ROCK & TRUE & BLACK COD. Some LING COD too, which is another one that’ll get real tight moving forward. Got some HUACHINANGO (real Red Snapper from Baja) for the first time in a while. PETRALE SOLE / YELLOWTAIL JACK / SWORDFISH / AHI & TOMBO / More … 
  • That’s about it … read on for re-“Tail” …
  • Got something NEW that oughta’ appeal to a lotta’ y’all — You can now get 3.5-oz pkgs of Cold-SMOKED (Lox) NZ KING SALMON if you’d like! Give ’em a try! Our full sides (2-4 lbs) of Sliced SMOK’D SAL are still available too. And a reminder during this smoking session that we’re all OUT of the 8-oz pks of ‘Duck Trap’ Smok’d Trout & Smk’d Whitefish until early 2021.
  • Rehash of the Salmon situation — No more Fresh Local Wild King Salmon until May-ish, 2021, so for the next many months it’ll be Farmed Salmon Only, all with various levels of environmental & sustainability certifications & recognitions — ATLANTIC SALMON x2: Canadian, our least expensive/most popular, & “Loch Duart”, from Scotland/the ‘model’/famous … KING SALMON x2: “Ora-King”, from New Zealand, & “Big Glory Bay”, also NZ (way way southern Stewart Island)/tastes lean & clean … STEELHEAD/OCEAN TROUT x2: Washington (Colombia Riv), 3/5 lbs ea, & “Loch Etive”, from Scotland/fatty & flavorful.
  • Friendly Reminder: PLEASE ALWAYS USE orders@alohaseafood.net when emailing/replying with us. Always. The reason is when/if you place your order by replying back Only to This eMail, then your reply comes back Only to Me, and because I’m not always sharp enough to notice that sorta’ thing, your message may get “lost”. It’s quite OK to include me, or Mike, or Lloyd, Kaiser, etc. … but Please Always Include orders@alohaseafood.net also. Mahalo.
  • Lotta’ inquiries about new developments around the Crab season — here’s what we know: The CA Dept of Fish & Wildlife has officially delayed the start of the upcoming Dungeness Crab season until at least December 1st. The reason is that there are too many endangered whales lingering in crab-fishing areas, which increases the chances of one or more of them getting tangled up in the crab gear. This means that there will Not be Crabs for Thanksgiving yet again. So the fight is on — the Fishermen’s Association’s stance is that CDFW should back off on this decision because the change in weather might get the whales to believe that Autumn is actually here, so they’ll start scootin’ on down to Mexico … also, the fleet just endured the destructive Pier 45 Fire and a so-so Salmon season, so more bad news is not welcome news … finally, why are they still considered an endangered (and protected) marine mammal if there’s so darn many of ’em? … (in other words, one unfortunate whale could feed a lotta’ hungry & homeless folks).
  • Check out the “Hot Specials” section of the Price-List, and notice the 16/20 P&D Blue PRAWNS from “Del Pacifico” on the Sea of Cortez — these are Wild, and a rarity in the Shrimp industry, they are caught in one-day outings, with Suripera nets, frozen one time only, and the company has exclusive and hard-to-attain Fair Trade Certification! (We ordered 16/20 Headless Shell-On to replenish our stock, they sent us P&Ds by mistake, discounted the cost, and we’re passing it on to you!) Yes, they aren’t cheap, because of the factors listed above, but “Del Pacifico” are absolutely da’ Best Prawn/Shrimp that can be found. Currently, Disney Corp is their top customer … let’s see if we can join that Mickey-Mouse outfit at the top of the list!
  • “Bristol”, who is our DRY-PACK SCALLOP supplier, and da’ very best Scallop producer that we’ve ever dealt with, is now offering “MY FISH DISH” — a 7-oz thaw, bake, & enjoy seafood entree. We’re offering six of ’em — Blackened-&-Smoked Butter SCALLOPS or ATLANTIC COD or WILD SOCKEYE SALMON, and Sesame-&-Seaweed Teriyaki on the same three fish. Seems perfect for all of you HDS customers. Give ’em a try!
  • Add a box of Fresh Produce to your Seafood order! We’re partnering with C & L Produce, a highly reputable wholesale distributor out of Oakland, to bring a variety of fresh fruits & veggies into your home. This offering is as an add-on, and not a replacement for our $100-minimum seafood order. Click on the two new buttons.
  • Some of your faves from da’ freezer —  HAMACHI COLLARS / KAMA (2+ lbs per pkg); HAMACHI FILLET (about 5-lbs ea); CHILEAN C-BASS COLLARS; FZN Cooked/Blanched OCTOPUS TENTACLES (TAKO) about 3# ea, from Hokkaido/Japan; SPANISH OCTOPUS; AHI POKE CUBES, SALMON POKE CUBES, MINCED/GROUND AHI, OYSTER SPRING-ROLLS; FZN ALBACORE LOINS, & Sk-Off/BLO FZN AHI LOINS; IQF SMELT; IQF SARDINES; PERUVIAN BAY SCALLOPS; Lots More …
  • Mahalo, it’s meaningful that you’re thinking of us, and we’re extremely grateful.

Place your orders, or ask questions via the following methods, and please remember to include your Name & Address & Phone Number.

1st preference — eMail your order to:  orders@alohaseafood.net
2nd choice — Text us at:  628-800-4324
3rd best – Call / Leave Voice-Message to our order-desk at:  415-441-4484

And for ACCOUNTING:
Phone/Voice Mail: 415-441-1066  /  Kazuko: kazukos@alohaseafood.net, Carolyn: carolynw@alohaseafood.net

Fish Tails 11/5/20: Crab Update… Aloha

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • Bonus issue this week because there’s a lotta’ inquiries about new developments around the Crab season — here’s what we know: The CA Dept of Fish & Wildlife has officially delayed the start of the upcoming Dungeness Crab season until at least December 1st. The reason is that there are too many endangered whales lingering in crab-fishing areas, which increases the chances of one or more of them getting tangled up in the crab gear. This means that there will Not be Crabs for Thanksgiving yet again. So the fight is on — the Fishermen’s Association’s stance is that CDFW should back off on this decision for a few days because tomorrow’s storm system might get the whales to believe that Autumn is actually here, so they’ll start scootin’ on down to Mexico … also, the fleet just endured the destructive Pier 45 Fire and a so-so Salmon season, so any more bad news isn’t warmly welcomed … and why are they still considered an endangered (and protected) marine mammal if there’s so darn many of ’em? … (in other words, one unfortunate whale could feed a lotta’ hungry & homeless folks). If there’s anything different to report in the days ahead, you’ll be the first to know, but we’re afraid that the outlook is bleak. That’s it — below is most of the previous “Tail” …
  • Got something NEW that oughta’ appeal to a lotta’ y’all — You can now buy 3.5-oz pkgs of Cold-SMOKED (Lox) NZ KING SALMON if you’d like! Give ’em a try! Our full sides (2-4 lbs) of Sliced SMOK’D SAL are still available too. And since we’re smoking, know that we’re all OUT of the 8-oz pks of ‘Duck Trap’ Smok’d Trout until early 2021.
  • Moving up my list of faves is Mex’n Farm’d STRIPED BASS — this weekend I ate some crudo/sashimi style, also simply grilled with some sea-salt, as well as baked with a tomato-y/Mex’n salsa — awesome fish, firm, white flakes, doesn’t get dried out, and although kinda’ bony, the bones are big enough to not be a nuisance at all. We also have some large (5/7s) TAI SNAPPER that fit all those descriptions too. I’m thinking that I’ll write in that duo on my ballot when I go to vote later today.
  • Last week was a record for UNI sales, looks like there’s 1 Tray still in our cooler (Yell NOW), and it looks like NO new shipment this week (high seas). More from the west coast = PETRALE SOLE / YELLOWTAIL JACK / AK & LOCAL & SoCAL HALIBUT / ROCK & TRUE & LING & BLACK COD / more …
  • And here’s a rehash of the Salmon situation — No more Fresh Local Wild King Salmon until May-ish, 2021, so for the next many months it’ll be All Farmed Salmon, with various levels of environmental & sustainability certifications & recognitions — ATLANTIC SALMON x2: Canadian, our least expensive/most popular, & “Loch Duart”, from Scotland/the ‘model’/famous … KING SALMON x2: “Ora-King”, from New Zealand, & “Big Glory Bay”, also NZ (way way southern Stewart Island)/tastes lean & clean … STEELHEAD/OCEAN TROUT x2: Washington (Colombia Riv), 3/5 lbs ea, & “Loch Etive”, from Scotland/fatty & flavorful.
  • More — AHI & TOMBO & SWORDFISH / BRONZINI / DRY-PACK SCALLOPS / OYSTERS-CLAMS-MUSSELS / etc…
  • Friendly Reminder: PLEASE ALWAYS USE orders@alohaseafood.net when emailing/replying with us. Always. The reason is when/if you place your order by replying back Only to This eMail, then your reply comes back Only to Me, and because I’m not always sharp enough to notice that sorta’ thing, your message may get “lost”. It’s quite OK to include me, or Mike, or Lloyd, Kaiser, etc. … but Please Always Include orders@alohaseafood.net also. Mahalo.
  • Check out the “Hot Specials” section of the Price-List, and notice the 16/20 P&D Blue PRAWNS from “Del Pacifico” on the Sea of Cortez — these are Wild, and a rarity in the Shrimp industry, they are caught in one-day outings, with Suripera nets, frozen one time only, and the company has exclusive and hard-to-attain Fair Trade Certification! (We ordered 16/20 Headless Shell-On to replenish our stock, they sent us P&Ds by mistake, discounted the cost, and we’re passing it on to you!) Yes, they aren’t cheap, because of the factors listed above, but “Del Pacifico” are absolutely da’ Best Prawn/Shrimp that can be found. Currently, Disney Corp is their top customer … let’s see if we can join that Mickey-Mouse outfit at the top of the list!
  • “Bristol”, who is our DRY-PACK SCALLOP supplier, and da’ very best Scallop producer that we’ve ever dealt with, is now offering “MY FISH DISH” — a 7-oz thaw, bake, & enjoy seafood entree. We’re offering six of ’em — Blackened-&-Smoked Butter SCALLOPS or ATLANTIC COD or WILD SOCKEYE SALMON, and Sesame-&-Seaweed Teriyaki on the same three fish. Seems perfect for all of you HDS customers. Give ’em a try!
  • Add a box of Fresh Produce to your Seafood order! We’re partnering with C & L Produce, a highly reputable wholesale distributor out of Oakland, to bring a variety of fresh fruits & veggies into your home. This offering is as an add-on, and not a replacement for our $100-minimum seafood order. Click on the two new buttons.
  • Some of your faves from da’ freezer —  HAMACHI COLLARS / KAMA (2+ lbs per pkg); HAMACHI FILLET (about 5-lbs ea); CHILEAN C-BASS COLLARS; FZN Cooked/Blanched OCTOPUS TENTACLES (TAKO) about 3# ea, from Hokkaido/Japan; SPANISH OCTOPUS; AHI POKE CUBES, SALMON POKE CUBES, MINCED/GROUND AHI, OYSTER SPRING-ROLLS; FZN ALBACORE LOINS, & Sk-Off/BLO FZN AHI LOINS; IQF SMELT; IQF SARDINES; PERUVIAN BAY SCALLOPS; Lots More …
  • Mahalo, it’s meaningful that you’re thinking of us, and we’re extremely grateful.

Place your orders, or ask questions via the following methods, and please remember to include your Name & Address & Phone Number.

1st preference — eMail your order to:  orders@alohaseafood.net
2nd choice — Text us at:  628-800-4324
3rd best – Call / Leave Voice-Message to our order-desk at:  415-441-4484

And for ACCOUNTING:
Phone/Voice Mail: 415-441-1066  /  Kazuko: kazukos@alohaseafood.net, Carolyn: carolynw@alohaseafood.net