We recommend that Clams, Mussels and Oysters are removed from the bag once received and rinsed under cold water. Our Mussels, Clams and Oysters may become dry during transport and rinsing under cold water will help to close the shells. Once rinsed, it is best to store them in a refrigerated area under -4 c in a dampen condition. This can be done by placing a damp cloth over the shellfish.
Live Lobsters and Crabs should also be stored in a refrigerated area under 4 c in a dampen condition by covering them with a damp cloth. The Lobster or Crab should remain alive for 1 day but please remember, any shock, physical movement or sudden change in temperature can easily kill them.
The occurrence of nematodes in fish is a natural phenomenon which cannot be prevented and is not indicative of mishandling or spoilage. Seal worms spend part of their life cycle in seals and their eggs are passed into water and eaten by fish. They are most commonly found in Atlantic Cod, Black Cod and Monkfish.
All of our fish is carefully inspected by our cutters for any sea worms when filleted and are removed. However, when worms are located under the skin of the fish it may be hard for our cutters to remove. There is a small chance that fillets containing worms may reach the market.
Seal Worms are destroyed by commercial freezing and storage. They are also destroyed by normal cooking temperature.
For more information related to this topic please visit the CFIA’s website here.
As a federal approved HACCP plant, we always recommend our customers to cook their fish before consumption. On the other hand, many high-end restaurants and hotels purchase our seafood and serve them raw. We also provide seafood to many Japanese and Poke restaurants who use our fish for sushi and sashimi purposes. The most common fish used for raw consumption are B.C Organic King Salmon, Atlantic Salmon, Ike Jime NZ Bream (Madai), Fresh or Super Frozen Tuna, Fresh Farmed Black Cod, Amberjack (Hamachi), Hiramasa, Sea Urchin (Uni) and Scallops.
We also have a section dedicated to Japanese Oriented products with an assortment of items.
The important factors to keep the shellfish alive are to have low
temperature storage under 4C, plus a damped condition. After you have the lobster other shellfish,
it is better to cover them in a damped cloth or paper. They should be alive for 1 day, remember, any
shock including sudden change of temperature or physical movement of the animals
will easily kills them.
It is not uncommon for the price of Seafood to fluctuate from week to week. There are a few factors that affect the price such as weather, strength of the Canadian Dollar and global market demand.
Daily Seafood supports well-managed fisheries who have quota systems in place. When the catch area opens or closes, supply and demand will also affect the price. Fluctuating market price is quite common among Wild fish, Halibut, Black Bass, Flounder, Snapper, Spanish Mackerel and Lobster. Salmon is another high demand item which follows the global market price. When supplies from one of the large farms have issues, prices can easily fluctuate by more than 20%.
Recently the price of seafood from European and Pacific countries has increased drastically due to high freight charges. Prices for freight have increased as a result of fewer flights being available during COVID-19. Sea Bass and Icelandic Fish are an example.
According to CFIA Standards, Scallops found in Canada should be dry with a moisture content less than 81%. The majority of Atlantic Fresh Scallops found in the Toronto market are caught in the New England Area where scallops are usually larger in size.
What is the difference between “Wet” and “Dry”?
“Wet” Scallop is a name given to Scallops primarily found in the USA. Scallops found in the USA are allowed to be soaked with the chemical sodium tri-polyphosphate (STPP) which help to maintain the moisture level. When Scallops are soaked in STPP for too long, they will appear big, shiny and firm with a moisture content over the Canadian standard of 81%. Scallops with too much STPP also loose the natural taste and consumers will pay more for extra water inside.
“Dry” Scallops have a moisture content under 81% and match with the standard set in Canada.
Daily Seafood Home only carries “Natural Dry Scallops” which are never soaked with STPP. The Scallops may appear slightly yellow with a true scallop taste and not as plump or shiny as “Wet” scallops.
Daily seafood started as a small family run seafood wholesaler connecting chefs directly with the highest quality seafood. We are excited to now offer the same variety of premium seafood delivered to you.
What is the “Daily Difference”? We don’t strive to be the biggest, but we strive to provide the best quality and service. To us, 10 happy customers is more important than 20 unhappy customers and we are happy to have a passionate team who start in the early hours of the morning to prepare all of your seafood fresh, Daily.
Yes! Our team has built close relationships with fishermen and packers from around the globe. This gives us access to a large variety of seafood items. If you are interested in an item that is not listed on our website, simply call, text or email and one of our team members will work hard to source your desired item.