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MARKET REPORT: October 1,2019

01 October 2019 |

Chefs Trading's Market Report for October, 2019. Read on for information on what is expected in Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico, Ecuador, FIPs we participate in and our upcoming travels to help fight IUU fishing and forced labor and help add social responsibility in our internatinal seafood supply chain.

Costa Rica / Panama

The Industry in country will soon be leading the emplementation of the Large Pelagic Fishery Improvement Project in Costa Rica after being set up, alligned with and coordinated by the United Nations Developement Project and the National Platform in Costa Rica. We look to continue to support efforts to foster positive change and move towards sustainability and eventual MSC certification in the Tuna, Swordfish and Mahi fishery. They have done the 3rd party pre-assessment and have the work plan based off of the pre-assessment and it is now updated on from a persepective FIP to an Active Comprehensive FIP, Yeah! It has been a long road for our supply chain to get to this point. Contact us today to see how you can help support this FIP as well as other Improvement Projects. 

Fishing is good in Costa Rica and Panama!

Yellowfin Tuna pricing remains strong and we hope to see production continue to be strong however we do expect to see  slightly lower than normal production of Yellowfin Tuna this month especially when Mahi is strong, both with great of the boat quality as usual, Traceable and direct shipping.  

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

Mahi-mahi production is also expect to be good this year as all the signs are here, water temps, females and we have been seeing good mahi production so far. We do expect the season to kick off with good production and even better pricing by mid to end of 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 our products are Traceable with our CT Tag technology and help our fisheries to become Sustainable by giving funds back via our Industry FIP funding model.



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.

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 continue to be steady. 

Yellowtail and Lane Snappers should should see an increase in landings this month.

Red Snapper volumnes should increase as well.



As a Chef, the best shrimp I have ever eatin was in Ecuador at a little beachfront shack.

Wild Caught White and Brown Shrimp from Ecuador are now available. 

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


Chefs Trading

Our team travels extensively thru out the year advocating for Social Responsibilty, Sustainability and Traceablity in Seafood. We support a number of Fishery Improvement Projects(FIP's) with many different NGO's and have even helped organize an industry lead FIP. We also look to support social responsibility in our fisheries and support a Slave Free supply chain and 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 1-844-0959 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. 

If you have any sustainable/traceable sourcing needs for products direct from the country of origin at off the dock pricing and quality, feel free to contact us to see how we can help.

If you are a fishers organization and/or exporter looking for new clients in the USA and Caribbean, we have the technology and connections in the industry to help you with sales, traceability, sustainability via FIP funding and much more. Contact us Today to learn how we can help. 

We will be traveling extensively this month and I look forward to updating progress soon on some new ventures we are undertaking.

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 Bday Kevin! 

Happy Allhallowtide to you all as we remember the faithfully departed and honor their spirits at the end of this month.

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