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 price updated Jan. 28, 2022; Fish auction price updated Jan. 27, 2022

Scallops

SPECIESWEIGHTAVG $/LBSMIN $/LBSMAX $/LBS
40-50 NLCA-S Scallops28,884 lbs.$ 7.22$ 6.9$ 7.35
U-10 Closed Area I Scallops18,784 lbs.$ 31.96$ 31.8$ 32.1
U-12 Closed Area I Scallops979 lbs.$ 30.8$ 30.8$ 30.8
10-20 Closed Area I Scallops7,423 lbs.$ 21$ 19.15$ 23.5
10-20 Closed Area II Scallops25,653 lbs.$ 18.53$ 17.1$ 20.25
20-30 Closed Area II Scallops24,209 lbs.$ 16.39$ 16.2$ 16.7
U-10 Channel Scallops78 lbs.$ 32.5$ 32.5$ 32.5
U-12 Channel Scallops1,163 lbs.$ 32.2$ 32.2$ 32.2
10-20 Channel Scallops4,265 lbs.$ 19$ 19$ 19
U-12 Georges Scallops191 lbs.$ 32.2$ 32.2$ 32.2
10-20 Georges Scallops1,690 lbs.$ 17.15$ 17.15$ 17.15
20-30 Georges Scallops965 lbs.$ 16$ 16$ 16
10-20 Mid-Atlantic Scallops8,811 lbs.$ 16.99$ 16.5$ 24.3
20-30 Mid-Atlantic Scallops4,740 lbs.$ 14.31$ 14.05$ 16.5
20-30 MAAA Scallops4,100 lbs.$ 14.67$ 14.5$ 14.75
U-10 Gulf of Maine Scallops1,096 lbs.$ 32.77$ 32.75$ 32.8
U-12 Gulf of Maine Scallops1,668 lbs.$ 31.8$ 31.8$ 31.8
10-20 Gulf of Maine Scallops5,103 lbs.$ 18.7$ 17.3$ 25
20-30 Gulf of Maine Scallops640 lbs.$ 14.5$ 14.5$ 14.5

Fish

SPECIESWEIGHTAVG $/LBSMIN $/LBSMAX $/LBS
Large Monktails700 lbs.$ 2.73$ 2.43$ 3.03
Small Monktails200 lbs.$ 2.02$ 1.63$ 2.18
Large Greysolelbs.$ 3.18$ 3.18$ 3.18
Medium Greysole12 lbs.$ 2.53$ 2.53$ 2.53
Small Greysole190 lbs.$ 2.03$ 2.03$ 2.03
Scrod Haddocklbs.$ 1.78$ 1.78$ 1.78
Large Cod130 lbs.$ 2.43$ 2.43$ 2.43
Market Cod750 lbs.$ 4.19$ 4.08$ 4.28
Scrod Cod455 lbs.$ 2.33$ 2.33$ 2.33
Medium Pollocklbs.$ 1.18$ 1.18$ 1.18
Large Hake35 lbs.$ 1.18$ 1.18$ 1.18
Redfishlbs.$ 0.68$ 0.68$ 0.68
Large Yellowtail Flounderlbs.$ 0.83$ 0.83$ 0.83
Large Sea Dabs10 lbs.$ 2.13$ 2.13$ 2.13
Medium Sea Dabs13 lbs.$ 2.08$ 2.08$ 2.08
Small Sea Dabslbs.$ 1.18$ 1.18$ 1.18
Large Mixed Channel Flounderlbs.$ 1.18$ 1.18$ 1.18
Small Channel Flounderlbs.$ 1.18$ 1.18$ 1.18

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