A Visit from Sandy Claws

The holidays are upon us and it’s time to bring out the fancy dishes and treat your guests to delicious seafood. Let’s talk about crabmeat. We are really lucky in the NorthEast to have our icy, cold North Atlantic waters to give us the sweet Jonah and Rock crabs. At...

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New Year Resolutions 2020

Two things…first…can you believe it is the year 2020? In our wildest dreams as kids, we never imagined what 2020 might be like. We figured it would either be fun like the Jetson TV show, or dismal like the song ‘In the Year 2525’. Now we have dated ourselves....

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Happy Hanukkah 2019

Hanukkah, The Festival of Lights, is full of traditions, customs and rituals. Lighting the Menorah, gift giving, candle lit blessings all held dear by our Jewish friends. A tradition that most holidays share is the feasting! That’s where Harbor Fish comes in. We carry...

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Maine Scallop Season is HERE!

As if there is not enough to celebrate in the month of December, Maine scallop season has to be near the top of the list for us. We wait all year for those delectable rounds of seafood to be delivered to us. As soon as they come in, one of our wonderful staff members,...

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2019 Harbor Fish Market Holiday Gift Guide

  Is it just us, or is it so much more fulfilling to give gifts rather than receive them?  It is crazy to think about, but it is that time of year! We are all thinking about what we are going to give to all the special people in our lives… which is where we come...

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2019 Guide to Shipping Seafood for the Holidays

Before we get into shipping seafood for the holidays, we want to say that these rules do not apply to in-store customers.  Shipping seafood, especially live seafood is a delicate process, that we take very seriously.  For all of you Maine natives who visit our store...

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What We Are Thankful For…

We blinked and it is mid-November. Does anyone else feel this way? Last we checked, July 4 th was last week! With Thanksgiving upon us, we feel it is a good time to share with you what Harbor Fish Market is grateful for. First, our employees and coworkers. We are so...

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Black Friday at Harbor Fish Market

Sound the alarm! Black Friday is coming - Are you ready for it? Although a fish market isn’t a traditional stop on your Black Friday shopping list, we welcome you to come into our store, or of course shop online if you are not in Maine. What you will find is plenty of...

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Yes Turkey, But What Else?

Listen, we are not here to convince you to throw away the turkey and only eat seafood on Thanksgiving, but we will suggest adding a bit of seafood into your day! There are many ways to do this and we will show you how. First, a fish-filled appetizer. This can be as...

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Convenience & Seafood

Although a lot of the same cooking, preparation, and storing methods are generally the same between poultry, red meats and seafood, there seems to be a lack of education surrounding seafood as it pertains to everything from handling, cooking and storing it away.  The...

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How Sustainable is the Maine Lobster Fishery?

In terms of sustainability, the Maine lobster fishery is top notch, and has been for well over a  century!  It is a certified sustainable fishery, put in place to maintain healthy lobster populations, so that Maine lobsters are not over fished to the point where...

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National Seafood Month is Here!

Here at Harbor Fish, it’s national seafood day every day, but that doesn’t keep us from celebrating National Seafood Month! It’s our chance to talk about what’s important to us - things like sustainability, traceability and underutilized species. Sustainability means...

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Frightening Fish just in Time for Halloween!

Marine Hatchetfish: Hatchetfish get their name from their hatchet-shaped bodies.  They are small and found in deep, dark ocean water. Hatchetfish are one of the only fish that can produce their own light through a process known as bioluminescence. Viperfish: Viperfish...

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Summer Recap: So Long Sweet Summer!

Boy, have we had ourselves a summer! So much so, that it is a bit sad thinking that this season is coming to an end. To wrap up the summer, we figured it would be fun to write a blog about some of the fun we had! We launched a bunch of new products, some our own, and...

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Fall is Here!

Happy Fall, y’all!  Although we are a bit sad to see summer go, there are so many great things about fall that we are looking forward to! The start of fall is a great time to talk about how cooking your seafood changes as the weather starts to cool down. Coming into...

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Odds and Ends

Cod tongues you say? Fish have cheeks… and they are edible? We will always get a list of questions with some of our more *unique*seafood options in our store, and we love them!  Educating you all on things other than your typical fillets is something we are passionate...

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Preparing for Labor Day

Officially, Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894 as a way to honor the American labor movement and contributions that workers had made to the development and growth of our country. For many, Labor Day is the last hoorah of Summer. It is called the “unofficial...

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