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 Jan. 27, 2023; Fish auction prices updated Jan. 25, 2023

Scallops

SPECIESWEIGHTAVG $/LBSMIN $/LBSMAX $/LBS
10-20 Closed Area II Scallops7,402 lbs.$ 13.32$ 12.5$ 13.65
20-30 Closed Area II Scallops7,495 lbs.$ 12.25$ 12.25$ 12.25
U-10 Channel Scallops463 lbs.$ 19.98$ 19.6$ 20.75
10-20 Channel Scallops338 lbs.$ 13.35$ 13.35$ 13.35
20-30 Channel Scallops84 lbs.$ 9.8$ 9.8$ 9.8
U-12 Mid-Atlantic Scallops294 lbs.$ 16$ 16$ 16
10-20 Mid-Atlantic Scallops288 lbs.$ 11.05$ 11.05$ 11.05
U-10 Gulf of Maine Scallops270 lbs.$ 19.25$ 19.25$ 19.25
U-12 Gulf of Maine Scallops580 lbs.$ 18.65$ 18.65$ 18.65
10-20 Gulf of Maine Scallops1,509 lbs.$ 13.48$ 13.4$ 15.65

Fish

SPECIESWEIGHTAVG $/LBSMIN $/LBSMAX $/LBS
Large Greysole45 lbs.$ 3.23$ 3.23$ 3.23
Medium Greysole420 lbs.$ 3.46$ 3.38$ 3.53
Small Greysole1,690 lbs.$ 2.02$ 1.98$ 2.03
Haddock1,475 lbs.$ 2.33$ 2.33$ 2.33
Scrod Haddock1,230 lbs.$ 2.48$ 2.33$ 2.63
Small Haddock45 lbs.$ 1.68$ 1.68$ 1.68
Large Cod185 lbs.$ 2.73$ 2.73$ 2.73
Market Cod135 lbs.$ 2.98$ 2.98$ 2.98
Pollock110 lbs.$ 1.18$ 1.18$ 1.18
Medium Pollock220 lbs.$ 1.03$ 1.03$ 1.03
Scrod Pollock60 lbs.$ 0.88$ 0.88$ 0.88
Sow Hake715 lbs.$ 2.34$ 2.28$ 2.43
Large Hake1,920 lbs.$ 3.54$ 3.48$ 3.68
Medium Hake30 lbs.$ 2.48$ 2.48$ 2.48
Cusk16 lbs.$ 0.98$ 0.98$ 0.98
Redfish250 lbs.$ 0.78$ 0.78$ 0.78
Large Sea Dabs515 lbs.$ 2.33$ 2.33$ 2.33
Medium Sea Dabs645 lbs.$ 2.28$ 2.28$ 2.28
Small Sea Dabs450 lbs.$ 2.08$ 2.08$ 2.08

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