TODAY’S FISH AUCTION PRICES

It’s a far cry from the old chalkboard and auctioneer, but it’s still a daily ritual in New Bedford: The catch comes in; buyers post bids electronically; and waiting trucks carry seafood from the nation’s wealthiest commercial fishing port to customers around the world. Every weekday at noon, The New Bedford Light brings you “The Daily Catch” — a listing of the latest seafood prices from the Buyers and Sellers Exchange. (Note: The exchange doesn’t update all prices every day. The Daily Catch reflects the most recent prices available.)

For a front row seat at the auction, read Will Sennott’s account of the “swift dance” that unfolds each morning on New Bedford’s waterfront.

Scallop and Fish auction prices updated June 24, 2022

Scallops

SPECIESWEIGHTAVG $/LBSMIN $/LBSMAX $/LBS
10-20 Closed Area II Scallops2,650 lbs.$ 14.02$ 14$ 14.05
U-10 Channel Scallops97 lbs.$ 23.25$ 23.25$ 23.25
U-12 Channel Scallops8,299 lbs.$ 16.37$ 16.25$ 16.4
10-20 Channel Scallops22,928 lbs.$ 11.95$ 11.35$ 12.75
20-30 Channel Scallops398 lbs.$ 13.75$ 13.75$ 13.75
U-10 Georges Scallops1,327 lbs.$ 20.25$ 20.25$ 20.25
U-12 Georges Scallops1,306 lbs.$ 20.2$ 20.2$ 20.2
10-20 Georges Scallops12,577 lbs.$ 11.94$ 11.8$ 12.05
20-30 Georges Scallops605 lbs.$ 11.5$ 11.5$ 11.5
U-10 Mid-Atlantic Scallops543 lbs.$ 15.15$ 15.15$ 15.15

Fish

SPECIESWEIGHTAVG $/LBSMIN $/LBSMAX $/LBS
Large Monktails125 lbs.$ 2.93$ 2.93$ 2.93
Small Monktails60 lbs.$ 2.18$ 2.18$ 2.18
Medium Greysolelbs.$ 2.18$ 2.18$ 2.18
Small Greysole20 lbs.$ 1.88$ 1.88$ 1.88
Mixed Cod65 lbs.$ 2.78$ 2.78$ 2.78
Gillnet Large Cod11 lbs.$ 2.63$ 2.63$ 2.63
Gillnet Market Cod20 lbs.$ 2.78$ 2.78$ 2.78
Gillnet Scrod Cod40 lbs.$ 1.68$ 1.68$ 1.68
Large Yellowtail Flounder16 lbs.$ 1.33$ 1.33$ 1.33
Small Yellowtail Flounder130 lbs.$ 1.13$ 1.13$ 1.13
Small Sea Dabslbs.$ 0.68$ 0.68$ 0.68
Large Shoal Flounder36 lbs.$ 3.23$ 3.23$ 3.23
Small Shoal Flounder335 lbs.$ 3.38$ 3.38$ 3.38
Pee Wee Shoal Flounder85 lbs.$ 1.18$ 1.18$ 1.18

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