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MARKET REPORT: December 1,2018

30 November 2018 |

Chefs Trading's Market Report for December, 2018. Read on for information on what is expected in Costa Rica, Mexico, FIPs, Social Responsibility as well as Ecuador and our other initiatives.

Costa Rica

The Yellowfin Tuna and Swordfish Fishery Improvement Project in Costa Rica is alligned with the United Nations Developement Project and the National Platform in Costa Rica and is now known publicly as the Costa Rica Large Pelagic Longline FIP. We will continue to support efforts to foster positive change and move towards sustainability and eventual MSC certification in the Tuna/ Swordfish/Mahi-Mahi fishery. Contact us today to see how you can help support this FIP. Check out this video by and about the National Platform in Costa Rica that shows how everyone is coming together to create positive change in this fishery,                                           

The Fishery Improvement Project is now public as a perspective FIP and should now be moving to a Comprehensive FIP by the end of this month, here is the link to the Costa Rica Large Pelagic longline FIP

Fishing is great in Costa Rica, we have lots of Mahi-Mahi!

Mahi-Mahi season is in full swing again this year.

Yellowfin Tuna pricing has been as volitile as the stock market lately and remains strong as supply comes and goes. We expect to see a continued increase in landings and hope to see signs of El Nino going away soon.

Swordfish landing are expected to be strong with the full moon cycle as usual.

Mahi-mahi production has arrived and is as strong as ever! Did I mention we have tons of fresh AAA Mahi HG and fillets daily. The best fresh quality off the boat still in rigor when you get it like all our CR products with seasonally low prices. Our fillet prices are the best value.

Maricultured Spotted Rose Snappers are still continuing to grow in popularity. Whole, Fillet and Butterfiled Fillets are available with a very long shelf life and perfect texture and flavor. Traceable with our CT Tag and Sustainable!



We are proud to be a partner with CeDePesca and many other stakeholders and participants in the Mexican Grouper/Snapper Fishery Improvement Project(FIP). A portion of our sales from this fishery will go back to the fishery via the FIP to help support sustainability. Here's a link Feel free to contact us for more information and to learn how you can help with the complex social, enviromental and economic issues facing this fishery in the effort to become sustainable. 

Black and Red Grouper productiuon is expected to increase and remain steady. 

Red Snapper volumnes have and should continue to increase this month as well.

Of course, The closer to the Holidays we get the more we expect to see higher prices as supply will begin to tighten when most boats everywhere in Latin come ashore to celebrate.



As a chef some of the best shrimp I have ever eatin was in Ecuador at a little beachfront shack.

Panama was a very very close second. Amazing quality and freshness out of both places!! We support only the best!!

Wild Caught White and Brown Shrimp from both Ecuador and Panama are now available. Also, Wild Pink shrimp from Panama.

Contact us today for the best of the best in shrimp direct shipped from Ecuador and Panama.

We hope to add Fresh Large Pelagics from Ecuador to our supply chain soon.


Chefs Trading

Our team travels extensively throughout the year advocating for Sustainability and Traceablity in Seafood. We support a number of Fishery Improvement Projects(FIP's) and Socially Responsible work with our supply chain and many different NGO's. We also helped organize an industry lead FIP that is now aligned with and working with the United Nations Developement Project and the National Platform in Costa Rica. We look to support social responsibility in our fisheries and support the hard working fishermen and women who are at the heart of our supply chain. 

We urge everyone from Fishermen to Distributors, Chefs to Moms/Dads and all you Consumers to support FIP's, Traceable legally non slavery caught seafood, social responsibility and a Sustainable World. If you would like to contribute to these initiatives please contact us at 1-844-257-0959 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out how you can help. 

We look to support LPN - Labour Rights Promotion Network (Real Life Heroes) an organization that works with governments in SE Asia to bring about positive change in the industry and even risks their lives to find and free slaves from fishing boats and then houses, feeds, counsels and educates not only people who have been kidnapped and enslaved on boats(some for more than 18 years, since they where kids) but also children, women and families. They do so much good and all donations go directly to help the people in most need. We urge you to support as well by sharing the story of GHOST FLEET a film making the rounds at movie premieres now and should be availabe on netflix soon. We look to support and we urge you to help support also by donating at or text 20222 to donate. Many Thanks from the nicest and kindest people that are in the most need. Thanks for choosing to help!

Our team will continue advocating for social responsibility, sustainability and traceability in our food supply chain. It's Our World and we want it Now!!

Happy Holidays to All.

Help eachother out there.

Thanks for reading. Eat, Travel and Live well my friends!