SHORT SUPPLY SPURS FROZEN FISH BUYING

The unusually harsh winter weather in the Northeast along with natural fluctuations in seafood catches in other regions has caused sporadic shortages of some fresh fish items this year.To offset tight supplies, some retailers are using more frozen product or relying more heavily on farm-raised fish to keep their supermarket seafood cases stocked. Still others have added different species to their

The unusually harsh winter weather in the Northeast along with natural fluctuations in seafood catches in other regions has caused sporadic shortages of some fresh fish items this year.

To offset tight supplies, some retailers are using more frozen product or relying more heavily on farm-raised fish to keep their supermarket seafood cases stocked. Still others have added different species to their mix.

Lee Weddig, executive vice president of the National Fisheries Institute, A

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