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May 5, 2011 01:10 PM

Fresh-caught Seafood [split from General Topics]

Scuba, since you live in the Tampa bay area, you really might take a trip to A.P. Bell, Cortez. I hope you saw my rather in depth rundown of local naturally raised seafood and meat products, before the munchkins made it disappear.
By shopping at places like the one mentioned above, you can get fresh wild, local seafood for the same price as farmed Tilapia

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    1. I'll be heading down to Sarasota in July and will put that on the list for a stop when we return.

      I use a company, Jensen Brothers, that supplies fish to restaurants and is open to the public that I use for my weekly fish fixes. Not all the fish is local even the grouper. Some of it comes from Mexico but the quality has been good and the prices are not bad. They get some interesting stuff like Cobia, Wahoo, Corvina and Amberjack. Grouper, Snapper, Mahi, Cod, Swordfish, Yellow FIn. and sometimes Hog Snapper. Prices will range between $9.99 to $16.99/lb depending on the fish.

      We are very lucky to be in areas where fresh fish is not a rarity. Not everyone is so lucky.

      1. Before my neighbor got a boat I used to buy fresh at the docks from Jug Creek Seafood in Saint James City on Pine Island.

        1. Cox Fish Market, Blue Sea Fish Market, and like Scuba said, Jensen Brothers over in Dunedin are all pretty good.

          Actually if we have a slow morning out around Caladesi or Honeymoon Islands, we'll usually hit Jensen's on the way back home...

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          1. re: deet13

            Deet, I have to try Jensen's.... Thanks