The Market

A local landmark since the 1800s, our photogenic market on Custom House Wharf is the number one destination for locals and people-from-away alike in search of lobster in Maine, and the freshest seafood anywhere. And no, we don’t throw our fish. We love our fish. We wouldn’t do that. Still, bring your camera.

Maine's Source

Portland has many of the most well-regarded restaurants anywhere in the northeast, and the best of those come to us as their source for quality seafood. They love our specialty cuts, custom orders, rare species, sustainable practices, and market prices.

At Your Door

We ship almost any of our product to you, including live lobsters. Count on the actual real people (no robots, no cyborgs!) behind our fancy website to pack and ship your next special occasion with care.

We like it here.

We rely on a wide variety of neighbors and friends from around the globe to supply us with fantastic seafood. And speaking of the globe, we love the one we’re on, so we pay close attention to shifting sustainability practices. We’ll never sell something simply because it’s available, and we’ll never sell you something we wouldn’t take home ourselves.

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Latest News and Articles:

Monkfish 101

  Monkfish, also known as anglerfish, goosefish, or bellyfish, may be the ugliest fish in the sea. They have huge heads, tiny eyes, and an enormous mouth filled with razor sharp teeth. They are also equipped with a fleshy growth on the front of their head used to lure...

Cusk: An Under Appreciated Whitefish

                          Cusk, often thought of as a good replacement for cod, really should be more popular in its own right. It resides in the same family as the most popular white fish; haddock, pollock, and cod. Cusk also resembles its relatives through its head,...

LOBSTER: The Battle Between Hard-Shell and Soft-Shell Lobsters

A lobster is a lobster… correct?  Well what if we told you depending on season, there are different kinds! Although a lobster will always be a lobster, you will find that, depending upon the season, you can buy lobsters as hard shells or soft shells. This is because...

Swordfish 101

    Currently we receive our swordfish from the North Atlantic waters of both the US and Canada, as well as some being imported from South America. North Atlantic Swordfish are a very sustainable fish species, completely managed by the NOAA Fisheries and Atlantic...

Halibut: The Largest Flatfish

Halibut are the largest flatfish in the ocean, growing up to 9 feet in length and weighing up to 600 pounds! There are two different species, Pacific and Atlantic. As with other flatfish, both eyes are located on the one side of their bodies, because these fish are...

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