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"Dave's Sales Memo" - A New Weekly Update

Boston Sword & Tuna is happy to announce we will be releasing a weekly sales memo to keep our customers as updated and in-the-loop as possible. Dave Hopkins will be collecting a recent market analysis from the heads of all divisions and putting together a document for our sales team, which we will also post right here.

Fresh Swordfish is a Must for BST

Being one of our premier products, we take a lot of pride in the swordfish we bring into our house. In order to maintain the best quality swordfish, we must adapt with the weather throughout the seasons and source from the best waters. Our current supply is outstanding quality with just the right type of variety our customers are consistently looking for. Fresh Swordfish

Fresh Swordfish

The summer is obviously a huge season for seafood, but warm waters aren't always the best environment for quality with some species of fish, fresh swordfish included. That being said, the local North East waters of North America, especially Canada, are just the right temp during this time of year and become home to a gorgeous selection of fresh swordfish.

Aside from local and Canadian waters, we have been sourcing a large portion of our fresh swordfish inventory from Australia, where it is currently their winter and the waters also become an excellent home to some great swordfish. 

Again, adapting with the weather throughout the seasons and being able to source product throughout the world with our experience and expertise is just another reason why Boston Sword & Tuna is one of the nations premier seafood suppliers. Our fresh swordfish is a token to this truth.

Fresh Seafood on July 4th

Does anyone else agree that this is hands down one of the best holidays / weekends of the year? We are all extremely fortunate (those of us in the U.S.) to live in America - and what better way to celebrate our American independence than with our friends and family eating and drinking. Naturally, a celebration of this caliber calls for an assortment of fresh seafood!

Fresh SeafoodFresh Seafood Appetizers

Keeping things simple and straying from the center of plate items (i.e. swordfish, tuna, salmon, lobster, scallops, haddock, etc.) we figured it would be most beneficial to suggest a few picker items to serve as fresh seafood appetizers throughout the day. Two standard favorites: clams and shrimp cocktail.

These fresh seafood dish picks are sure to impress and sure to satisfy. They provide the summer vibe we assoiciate with seafood and set the bar for party apps. Not only that, but they are both extemely easy to prepare. Here's what we suggest:

Clams: Cherrystone Clams Steamed in Wine With Parmesan Drizzle ----- (click hyperlink for instructions to cook this awesome fresh seafood dish)

Shrimp Cocktail: Frozen Campeche shrimp is honestly a go to item for us personally when we bring something home. They come ready for cooking - out of the shell - and are as easy to prepare as they are delicious. All you need to do is boil them in water and prepare a cocktail sauce. Simple as that.

Happy 4th of July and God Bless America!

BST Brings Fresh Seafood to Farmers Markets

Fresh Seafood Farmers MarketBoston Sword & Tuna is happy to announce that we now offer a wide assortment of our fresh seafood products - retail ready in sealed tray packs - at the Burlington, MA Farmers Market.

Bringing Fresh Seafood to Burlington

Now a couple weeks in since our first showing, it has been a phenomenal success and we have received excellent feedback from all those who have stopped by to check out our fresh seafood. In fact, we have received offers from multiple other local farmer’s markets requesting that we set up our fresh seafood shops at their locations as well - keep your eye’s out!

Our tent at the Burlington farmer’s market is currently set-up every Thursday from 2:30PM - 6:30PM at the Burlington Recreation Department located at 61 Center Street. You can find us and our fresh seafood right out on the front lawn.

Thank you for your continued support and we hope to see some of you there!



Fresh Fish That Captures Your Eyes and Tongue - Mahi Mahi


Fresh Fish Mahi MahiMahi Mahi, also known as Dolphinfish, is thin-skinned with a firm and light pink flesh. The color of the fish is an incredible blueish silver with yellow accents. Mahi mahi is a great mild tasting fresh fish with a delicate, sweet flavor.

This Popular Fresh Fish

Most Mahi Mahi sold in the U.S. comes from Pacific waters, predominantly Hawaii. The average size for Mahi Mahi is between 8 and 25 pounds, with 15+ being the preferred market size. All Mahi Mahi from Hawaii is harvested using longliners. 

No fish is better known in the up-scale restaurant market than Hawaii's fresh Mahimahi, which has become synonymous with tourism. Among visitors, is one of the State's best known fish.” Boston Sword & Tuna is a consistent, reliable supplier of fresh, top-shelf grade mahi mahi. Be sure to switch things up and try this fresh fish this summer!


Our Supply of Fresh Fish from Hawaii

Did you know Boston Sword & Tuna maintains steady supplies of Hawaiian staple seafood items? Wahoo, opah, hebi, tombo, nairagi, and blue marlin are all versatile, sustainable, fresh fish with great demand and ample supply.

Fresh Fish of Hawaii

Commonly known as ono in Hawaii, meaning “good to eat,” Wahoo flesh is whiter, flakier, and possesses a more delicate texture than that of other fast-swimming pelagic fish. Wahoo is often compared to Mahi.

Fresh Fish Wahoo Opah, known as the moonfish, is one of Hawaii’s most colorful commercial fresh fish species. It is part of the pelagic species and is typically found in deep waters. Opah flesh is rich in fish oil content and has excellent cooking versatility.

Tombo is Hawaiian albacore and a consumer favorite - a great fresh fish to mix up a summer menu. Likewise, Hebi is a Hawaiian spearfish similar to Wahoo and Marlin.

Nairagi, or striped marlin, is acknowledged as the best tasting of all marlin due to its tender flesh. Commercial landings in Hawaii reach their peak during the winter and spring and are lightest during summer months. The natural color of nairagi flesh varies from light pink to deep orange-red. 

Blue marlin, on the other hand, has pale-pink flesh that appears white when cooked. The flesh is high in fat content, firm, and has a mild flavor. Marlin is a fresh fish best-served grilled, but is also great for other cooking methods. 


Wholesale Lobster From Cold Northeastern Waters


Wholesale LobsterDid you know Boston Sword & Tuna purchases more than a million pounds of North American lobster each year? Whether you want your wholesale lobster shipped by truck or air, in the United States, Europe, or Asia, we can deliver 365 days a year. Our volume buying power enables us to offer our customers the most competitive pricing available on this famous delicacy.

Our Northeastern Wholesale Lobster Supply

Our current wholesale lobster supply has been coming out of southwest Nova Scotia where the season lasts from November through May, depending on Mother Nature. These hard shell, full-meat, wholesale lobster are readily available at a great value.  

As we say, if you can find a tastier lobster elsewhere, buy it! Inshore and offshore, BST works with fishermen throughout New England and the Canadian Maritimes to ensure our ample supply of live North American wholesale lobster year round in our holding tanks on the Boston Fish Pier.



Fresh Fish Conversation Should Always Include Norwegian PF Cod

BST is a direct supplier of Norwegian PF Cod, caught by longliners in the ice cold waters of Norway. These snow-white fresh fish fillets are readily available at moderate prices.

Fresh Fish Norwegian Cod

Fresh Fish of the Norwegian Region

Cod love the rough, cold waters of Norway and strong currents that keep the water supremely clean. The Norwegian longliners use the most modern, sustainable methods to fish the cod; and they catch the best cod on the market in the cold, clear waters of the Barents Sea in northern Norway. These methods and location make for unparalleled quality fresh fish.

The longline fresh fish are brought on board one-by-one, preventing any bruising and bloods spots. Once on on board it then gets bled alive, securing the freshness and delicate texture. The fresh fish is bled for a minimum of 20 minutes in clean, flowing water. This removes the blood and returns cleaner flavor, white color, and firmer meat. Next it is cut to gut the insides, both automatically and by hand, placed into a tank of fresh, cold sea water, and frozen to a minimum of -24° C.

Call us today for more info on this great product!


Wholesale Headfish Division Is Newest Addition at BST

Boston Sword & Tuna recently added a new division to our “one-stop-shop.” For the past several months we have been introducing our new Wholesale Headfish Division to our customers and end consumers.

This wholesale headfish division includes smaller, day boat fish that come as whole head-on fish, hence the title, or are also available in fillets. These day boat headfish include both domestic and imported product.

Wholesale Headfish Black Seabass

Types of Our Wholesale Headfish

Amongst the versatile list of wholesale headfish included in this division, some of the most popular include:

  • Black Seabass
  • Redfish
  • Hake
  • Spots
  • Croaker
  • Whiting
  • Silk Snapper
  • Bluefish

These wholesale headfish come at a highly appealing cost, making them an excellent valued product. Give us a call today and try something new!

Fresh Groundfish Supply at BST is Packed With Premier Haddock

Haddock are recognized as fresh groundfish as they live towards the bottom of the ocean. Haddock has a bit of a sweet taste to it, and a finer flake than cod. Raw haddock is white and becomes even whiter once cooked. Fresh haddock has a clean, white flesh and has excellent cooking versatility. The freshness of a haddock fillet can be determined by how well it holds together, with fresher groundfish fillets being the firmest.

Fresh Groundfish Haddock Fillet

Boston Sword & Tuna is a premier supplier of both fresh and previously frozen haddock. We are constantly sourcing the finest fresh groundfish products on the market; therefore, we maintain strong, long lasting relationships with our suppliers from Iceland, Canada, and right here in the U.S.

The Haddock of Our Fresh Groundfish Supply

Our current supply includes all of these products, with the Icelandic fillets available in market size (12/16+), and the Canadian / domestic products available in scrod / snapper size (6-8 / 8-12). Alongside our fresh groundfish products, we also offer a steady as they come previously frozen product (PF), which we source directly from Norway.

Call us today for more information on this delicious, staple seafood product!



Wholesale Seafood Specialists From Boston

As wholesale seafood specialists we recognize the value of sourcing only the freshest wholesale seafood on the market, offering a product list that makes us a "one-stop-shop" to our customers, and delivering convenient, reliable shipping. Boston Sword & Tuna is a wholesale shipper throughout the continental United States on a daily basis. We are deeply committed to delivering our customers the freshest wholesale seafood available, and that includes accommodated shipping.Wholesale Seafood

Where Our Wholesale Seafood is Shipped

We truck freight six days a week, running trucks to New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, and Virginia. BST also trucks multiple shipments of wholesale seafood a week to remote locations such as Ohio, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Illinois, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Texas, and as far west as Colorado. For our west coast customers, we ship air cargo across the country six days a week to California and U.S. territories such as the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Finally, for express delivery we FedEx shipments to further comply with customer needs. 

Boston Sword & Tuna is dedicated to developing consistent and personalized shipping plans based on each individual customers preference. We offer convenient cut and pack to order options which allows us to deliver our products in whatever broken down quantities and arrangements our customers prefer. As a one-stop-shop that offers a wide-range of dependable shipping options, BST truly meets all your seafood demands.


Fresh Swordfish: A BST Staple Product

A BST signature product, our fresh swordfish comes from our own longline fishing vessels, as well as from some of the best fishermen in the North Atlantic swordfish fleet, which fishes from the Gulf of Mexico to the Grand Banks off Newfoundland, depending on the time of year.

Fresh Swordfish

Fresh Swordfish Migration

Boston Sword & Tuna fishing vessel – the Iron Maiden – and the rest of the local East Coast Fleet have been following the fresh swordfish through their natural migration throughout the winter. The colder weather marks the annual swordfish quest to spawn in warmer waters before returning back to the North East by summertime to feed. The crews have been concentrating their efforts between the offshore mid-Atlantic ridge down to the Florida Keys and will continue there until late spring.

Along with the mid-Atlantic warm water fish we supplement our supply with, we have been importing fresh swordfish from other parts of the world including: Australia, South Africa, Costa Rica, etc. Hawaiian tuna is a very high demand product during these cold weather months, and BST is currently receiving a lot of beautiful west coast fish from Hawaii and the California Fleet. 

The Iron Maiden is continuing its fresh swordfish trips to warmer waters, which means we will continue to see more warm water fish. As the summer months roll around the boats will begin fishing the Grand Banks again for the warm weather season in New England.


Fresh Salmon Portioning

Boston Sword & Tuna is proud to announce that we now offer high value fresh salmon portioning. This new fresh salmon item offers any fixed weight and fixed length our customers may want, enabling us to make all portions the exact size required to meet customer specs. Our customers and their customers alike can now notice savings on labor, waste, and an overall more consistent quality fish.
Fresh Salmon

Fresh Salmon Portioning Technology

This past November we purchased and installed a Marel brand product, I-Cut 11 PortionCutter. This machine grants us easy and guaranteed accurate portioning of our products. Just like our whole and filleted fresh salmon products, all BST Salmon Portions are from our Norwegian Salmon custom D-Trim fillets. We are currently offering fresh salmon in 4oz, 6oz, and 8oz portions both skin-on and skinless; 100% exact size guaranteed.

Give us a call today to learn more about this high-quality, convenient product.


Fresh Seafood Portioning Technology

Boston Sword & Tuna has invested yet again in another machine to further adapt to our various customers' needs. This past November we purchased and installed a Marel brand product, I-Cut 11 PortionCutter. This machine grants us easy and guaranteed accurate fresh seafood portioning of our products. In other words, we now have the ability to distribute perfect Norwegian salmon portions, for example, to our customers in quantities ranging from samples to wholesale volume.Fresh Seafood

Fresh Seafood Taken to the Next Level

This machine is extremely accurate and leaves minimal waste, giving you the most out of each fillet. Furthermore, it is hygienic and very easy to clean; while also possessing the smallest footprint on the market. The technology involved in the machine is state-of-the-art, including an easy-to-operate touchscreen, a new laser vision system with a 200Hz camera that ensures extreme accuracy, high-speed portioning, remote service, and quick release belts for easy cleaning.

The I-Cut 11 PortionCutter is the ideal solution for high-value portioning of fresh seafood into fixed-weight and fixed-length portions. It has been designed with fresh seafood specific software to guarantee maximum return on investment, which further entails that our customers can enjoy savings on waste and labor costs.

BST customers now have access to perfect and fresh seafood portions, which is ideal for any restaurant or retail customers. Give us a call today to learn more about this machine and the many capabilities it has to offer!


Wholesale Lobster for the Winter Season

With the Christmas season amongst us and cold weather rolling through, it is an excellent time of year to really fill up on a delicious, hard shell lobster! Boston Sword & Tuna purchases more than a million pounds of North American lobster each year, which allows us to offer our customers the most competitive pricing on this famous delicacy. Whether you want your wholesale lobster shipped by truck or air, in the United States, Europe or Asia, we can deliver 365 days a year and custom pack to fit your specific needs.Wholesale Lobster

Wholesale Lobsters For the Appetite

These hard shell, full-meat wholesale lobster are readily available at a great value. BST works with fishermen throughout New England and the Canadian Maritimes to ensure our ample supply of live North American lobsters year round in our holding tanks on the Boston Fish Pier; which can hold 50,000 pounds of live wholesale lobster day in and day out.

We are offering our customers an unbeatable value for this high quality product, and will maintain steady supply to match whatever high volume orders you may need for your wholesale lobster demands.

Be sure to have this hot item on your menu during the holiday season!


Fresh Fish Like Alaskan PF Cod Are Outstanding in Taste

Boston Sword & Tuna has recently been receiving shipments of outstanding fresh fish -- Alaskan PF Cod specifically -- which is longline caught and immediately frozen at sea. These snow-white fresh fish fillets are now readily available at moderate prices.Fresh Fish

Fresh Fish Process

The longline fish are brought on board one-by-one, preventing any bruising and bloods spots. Once on on board it then gets bled alive, securing the freshness and delicate texture. The fresh fish is bled for a short period of time in clean, flowing water. This removes the blood and returns cleaner flavor, white color, and firmer meat. Next it is cut to gut the insides, both automatically and by hand, placed into a tank of fresh, cold sea water, and frozen to a minimum of -24° C. 

We purchase this cod from the catcher/processor F/V Alaskan Leader; which is a 150 ft. freezer longliner built in 1991. This vessel was designed specifically to longline groundfish and process onboard. Alaskan Leader has been one of the top producers in the Bering Sea since its maiden voyage in 1991 and is also the 2nd largest longliner built in the U.S. with its sister ship the F/V Bristol Leader being the largest.


Fresh Groundfish Supply Stocked with Icelandic Haddock

Did you know that Boston Sword & Tuna is a premier supplier of fresh Icelandic haddock? Although we also carry Canadian / domestic haddock, we move high volumes of Icelandic haddock and other fresh groundfish year after year. The sizes of fresh groundfish vary, but we typically offer anything from 8/12's to markets.

Fresh Groundfish

Fresh Groundfish Brought to the Top

Haddock are recognized as fresh groundfish as they live towards the bottom of the ocean. Haddock has a bit of a sweet taste to it, and a finer flake than cod. Raw haddock is white and becomes even whiter once cooked. Fresh haddock has a clean, white flesh and has excellent cooking versatility. The freshness of a haddock fillet can be determined by how well it holds together, with fresher fillets being the firmest.

Icelandic haddock is considered to be fairly isolated from surrounding haddock stocks due to the deep waters of the Denmark Straight to the west, the Faroe-Iceland channel to the south-east, and the Norwegian Sea in the east. Although haddock are a fresh groundfish found throughout Icelandic waters, the majority of supply can be found along the south and west coasts at depth less than 200 meters.


Fresh Salmon at BST Speaks for Itself

At Boston Sword & Tuna we take real pride in our products, which is why we chose to offer strictly Norwegian Atlantic Salmon. Norway has long been considered a pioneer in the seafood industry, which is why we went to the icy fjords surrounding the island of Froya in northern Norway, where we formed a partnership with a select group of farmers who pay the extra attention to detail that is critical to producing the highest quality Atlantic fresh salmon.Fresh Salmon

Fresh Salmon is the Only Way

Anyone who has tried our fresh salmon from Norway knows that the product quality speaks for itself, and it's about as consistent of a product as you can get in the seafood industry. We offer the exact same product year round, and our customers can expect the same superb quality month-to-month. Alongside the plentiful supply and product consistency, we sell a custom D-Trim fillet that leaves only 100% meat and truly stands out in any fresh salmon case. We also offer an E-Trim fillet that takes it a step further and removes the skin as well. Finally, do all the pin-boning in house to further ensure product quality. 

BST Norwegian Salmon is available in a variety of options to meet our customers needs. We offer it as a whole fish, filleted (D-Trim), filleted (E-Trim), Organic, and individually portioned in air-tight Tray Packs ready for grill / oven. The Tray packed items can even come pre-seasoned so that literally all you have to do as an end consumer is cook the fresh salmon. Give us a call today to learn more about this praised product!


Fresh Swordfish Returning to Boston on the Iron Maiden


Fresh SwordfishBoston Sword & Tuna’s fishing vessel Iron Maiden returned home to the Boston Fish Pier yesterday where we unloaded over 40,000 pounds of the best quality fresh swordfish we see all year.

Fresh Swordfish is Prime This Time of the Year

The Iron Maiden fished the Grand Banks, where the gulf stream meets the labrador current 800 miles east of Cape Cod, to the Flemish Cap, which is another 250 miles east. These are the prime late summer and fall fishing grounds for large fresh swordfish.

Right now is the best time of the year for quality fresh swordfish due to the east coast water fishing season. The fish are feeding hard and fattening up for the winter. The catch is averaging over 100 pounds per fish, and we are well stocked. Our team is ready to handle orders ranging from 10 pounds to 10,000 pounds for any given customer.

Despite these being some of the best quality swordfish we see all year, it is actually some of the best prices we see all year as well due to the abundant supply that comes around after the grilling season. It is the simple economics of supply and demand, and the supply is the best eating fresh swordfish of the year!


Wholesale Scallops Ready from Nantucket Bay

It's almost that time of year again for wholesale scallops lovers; the annual Nantucket Bay scallop season will officially commence on November 1st. As the colder weather rolls through the North East, so do these delicious delicacies. Don’t miss out though, for they are only available during a very brief timeframe on a limited supply!Wholesale Scallops

Wholesale Scallops are Best From Nantucket

Considered the sweetest, most tender wholesale scallops on the market, Cape and Nantucket Bay scallops are favored across the globe. Cape and Nantucket Bay scallops possess very high levels of glycogen (sugar) content that set them apart from the rest. Furthermore, they caramelize like no other, making them a chefs favorite.

The native eelgrass surrounding Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard, serves as nursery for these succulent wholesale scallops during their short season. In fact, Cape and Nantucket Bay’s are recognized as the last significant wild scallop population on the East Coast. 

The ratio of supply / demand for Cape and Nantucket Bay scallops is unparalleled. The limited supply and crucial demand of these wholesale scallops make them a more expensive seasonal item, but their phenomenal taste makes them worth every penny.