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 auction prices updated Sept. 23, 2022; Fish auction prices updated Sept. 14, 2022

Scallops

SPECIESWEIGHTAVG $/LBSMIN $/LBSMAX $/LBS
20-30 NLCA-S Scallops4,104 lbs.$ 14.02$ 13.95$ 14.15
30-40 NLCA-S Scallops241 lbs.$ 12.8$ 12.8$ 12.8
10-20 Closed Area I Scallops1,067 lbs.$ 16.25$ 16.25$ 16.25
20-30 Closed Area I Scallops1,137 lbs.$ 15$ 15$ 15
U-12 Channel Scallops1,609 lbs.$ 20.75$ 20.75$ 20.75
10-20 Channel Scallops7,007 lbs.$ 15.94$ 15.9$ 16.1
U-12 Georges Scallops5,171 lbs.$ 21.43$ 21.3$ 21.8
10-20 Georges Scallops6,909 lbs.$ 15.84$ 15.7$ 15.95
20-30 Georges Scallops20,281 lbs.$ 15.06$ 14.85$ 15.3
U-12 Mid-Atlantic Scallops10,040 lbs.$ 21.27$ 21.25$ 21.3
10-20 Mid-Atlantic Scallops13,068 lbs.$ 15.73$ 15.6$ 16

Fish

SPECIESWEIGHTAVG $/LBSMIN $/LBSMAX $/LBS
Large Monktails555 lbs.$ 3.01$ 2.18$ 3.08
Small Monktails125 lbs.$ 2.43$ 2.43$ 2.43
Medium Greysole100 lbs.$ 8.23$ 8.23$ 8.23
Small Greysole125 lbs.$ 2.68$ 2.68$ 2.68
Haddock1,520 lbs.$ 3.49$ 3.43$ 3.53
Scrod Haddock2,610 lbs.$ 3.43$ 3.43$ 3.43
Small Haddock65 lbs.$ 2.68$ 2.68$ 2.68
Large Cod65 lbs.$ 3.58$ 3.58$ 3.58
Market Cod195 lbs.$ 3.83$ 3.83$ 3.83
Pollock20 lbs.$ 1.18$ 1.18$ 1.18
Medium Pollock40 lbs.$ 1.23$ 1.23$ 1.23
Scrod Pollock10 lbs.$ 0.98$ 0.98$ 0.98
Sow Hake100 lbs.$ 2.93$ 2.93$ 2.93
Large Hake675 lbs.$ 2.12$ 2.03$ 2.23
Medium Hake145 lbs.$ 2.08$ 2.08$ 2.08
Small Yellowtail Flounder15 lbs.$ 1.18$ 1.18$ 1.18
Large Sea Dabs115 lbs.$ 2.88$ 2.88$ 2.88
Medium Sea Dabs110 lbs.$ 2.73$ 2.73$ 2.73
Small Sea Dabs125 lbs.$ 1.73$ 1.73$ 1.73
Halibut47 lbs.$ 9.75$ 9.75$ 9.75
Jumbo Domestic Fluke60 lbs.$ 1.93$ 1.93$ 1.93
Select Domestic Flukelbs.$ 3.38$ 3.38$ 3.38

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