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MARKET REPORT: August 1, 2019

31 July 2019 |

Chefs Trading's Market Report for August, 2019. Read on for information on what is expected in Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico, Ecuador as well as our FIP Funding model supporting social responsibility and sustainability in addition to our patented CT Traceability Tags that come on all our products giving us complete international traceability in our supply chain.

Costa Rica / Panama

The Fishery Improvement Project is now public as a Comprehensive FIP and is moving forward, here is the link to the Costa Rica Large Pelagic longline FIP

Yellowfin Tuna offerings have been getting better and more often as pricing has and should continue to get better as the quality remands the same with high standards for our imports. 

Swordfish landing are also expected to continue to get better especially for this time of the year.

Slik & Lane Snappers production should continue to increase with warmer weather. 

Groupers should also be in steady supply.

All products as usual are Traceable with our CT Tag which shows our supply chain distributors and the end consumer 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.

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 production while a slight decease is expected for this time of year we have seen slight stabilization however the Octopus will soon take over this month so fresh grouper offering will go away and depend on the Octopus season as to what and when happens next.

Yellowtail and Lane Snappers should see a decrease in landings this month as well.

American Red Snapper volumnes are also expected to decrease this month. 



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


Chefs Trading

Our team travels extensively throughout the year advocating for Social Responsibility, Sustainability and Traceablity in Seafood. We support a number of Fishery Improvement Projects(FIP's) with many different NGO's and have organized our own industry lead FIP funding model. As always, we look to support social responsibility in our fisheries and help 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 Anniversary to us here at Chefs Trading! Thanks to all our buyers and suppliers for all the support!

If you have any sustainable, traceable, socially responsible, slave free 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/Socially Responsiblitiy funding and much more. Contact us Today to learn how we can help. 

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