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MARKET REPORT: January 1,2020

31 December 2019 |

Chefs Trading's Market Report for January, 2020. Read on for information on what is expected in Costa Rica, Mexico, FIPs, Social Responsibility as well as Ecuador, Spain and our other initiatives.

Costa Rica/Panama

We will continue in 2020 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.

The New Year brings a rise in pricing as supply drops off because ALL the fishermen come in for the new year celebrations with family and friends, So almost Nobody is fishing. I'm sure you can see how no supply and steady to rising demand will increase prices on what if any fish is coming in for the first week of the year.

Look for Tuna and Swordfish to be back in good supply with dropping prices mid to late January.

Mahi-mahi production should be steady with smaller mahi this month. 
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.

All products as usual are Traceable with our CT Tag which shows our supply chain distributors and the end consumer among other things where and how the product was caught as well as who caught it to ensure traceability that the product is caught legally and is associated with either sustainable methods or is helping the fishery move toward more sustainable practices via a Fishery Improvement Project (FIP)



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. 

January is typically Snapper month, so American Reds, B-liners and Mangrove Snappers should be in high quality and lower pricing.

Robalo/Snook should be coming in for the first part of the year.

Hold tight for Groupers, production looks to be steady but lower than normal.



Aquacultured Bronzini direct from Spain to You. 

800-1000 gram(1-2 pound) sizes all the way up to the larger sizes 2000-2500 grams(4-5 1/2 pound).

With Our higher standards you can be sure all products are Sustainable and Traceable and we can prove it.

Contact us today to find out more and start recieving daily price lists for this and/or all our fresh fish.   



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

Wild Caught White and Brown Shrimp from Ecuador are available. Contact us today for the best of the best in shrimp direct shipped from Ecuador.


Chefs Trading

2019 was certainly a great year for us in many different ways! The good with the bad of course but all in all a great year. We trust you had more good than bad too and even if not we wish All a brighter, better and happier 2020! Here to the good times and thanks for the bad as we use it to strengthen ourselves for our future and Cheers to All of us!

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 what was an industry lead FIP that is now aligned 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. 

Happy 2020 to All

Help eachother out there

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