Current Tuna Prices
Prices necessarily are affected by the dock price, which changes year to year depending on many factors. International interest in our North Pacific Albacore, which recently achieved Marine Stewardship Council approval, a much higher health rating by the government, and a slow rate of catch this season, has put upward pressure on the base price. This year, the dock price soared by 65%, making a slow year a little more profitable for the fisherman and mitigating higher fuel costs. However, this also means we’ve had to raise our wholesale and retail prices a bit to reflect the higher base cost. That’s life!
The 30 lb. boxes are now in stock with this year’s just-caught fish, and are sold at market price.
Where to Buy Tuna
We sell gourmet-quality frozen and canned tuna. You can purchase our gourmet canned tuna in 24-can cases with secure online ordering, for delivery in Canada or USA. Of course, it is easy to ask about our product via our email, or phone 250-334-7648. However, if you would like to check it out in person, we are at some Farmers Markets as follows…
Bruce and Dianne Devereux started selling Albacore tuna at the Comox Valley Farmer’s Market in the fall of 2006 and have steadily built up a faithful clientele of Albacore tuna aficionados in the past year. Thank-you, loyal customers! Really, once tried, the product sells itself so it has been a fun and rewarding experience for us. The Comox Valley Farmers’ Market is a wonderful venue for food-lovers and vendors alike, with a friendly, small-town-square atmosphere, excellent products, knowledgeable source vendors and some great local music. There is everything for sale there from apples to wasabi, delicious baked goods to venison pepperoni and wild-caught salmon, as well, of course, as our premium quality, wild BC Albacore tuna.
Every Saturday we will be at the Comox Valley Farmers Market. April to Thanksgiving, it is located on the grassy field beside the Exhibition Grounds at 4835 Headquarters Road, Courtenay, British Columbia between 9AM and noon. After thanksgiving, this market then moves indoors to the Native Sons Hall at 360 Cliffe Avenue, downtown Courtenay, until the last Saturday before Christmas, and continues in January to April.
The Wednesday summer market is located at the Comox Valley Band Hall, and we will be there in July and August. For more information, visit the web site at www.ComoxValleyFarmersMarket.com
Bruce also started selling Albacore tuna in the fall of 2006 at the West End Market in Vancouver on Saturdays 9AM to 2PM and the White Rock Farmers’ Market on Sundays from 9 AM to 1PM.
The tuna is available in Courtenay, B.C. at Edible Island in 2016 and 2017.
Other places our tuna is normally available, but because of the low 2016 catches not at present:
- COMOX: Salish Seafoods
- CUMBERLAND: Seeds Natural Foods
- ROYSTON: Royston Mini Mart
- FANNY BAY: Fanny Bay Seafoods
- POWELL RIVER: Ecossentials
- TOFINO: The House of Himwitsa
- VICTORIA: The Market on Mill Stream
- MAPLE RIDGE: Bruce’s Country Market
- PENTICTION: Penticton Whole Food Market
- KELOWNA: Bakers Kitchen
- ABBOTSFORD: Lepps Market
- East End Food Co-op – exclusive Outlet on “THE DRIVE” – frozen and canned
- Greens Market and Organics, 1978 W. Broadway, all products
- SQUAMISH: On the Farm Country Market
- Pure Bread Bakery
- CANMORE, ALBERTA: Locavore Foods
Further markets where you can normally purchase Estevan Tuna from Port Hardy Seafoods (but not at present due to low 2016 catches):
- Burnaby, City Hall parking lot. Saturday 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. May 5 to end of October
- New West, at Tipperary Park beside City Hall Thursday, 3-7 p.m. June 7 to October 4.
- Coquitlam, on Poirier St. Sunday, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. May 13 to end of October.
For Farmers Markets we are unable to attend:
COQUITLAM, NEW WESTMINSTER, NORTH DELTA:Wild Wild West Seafoods look for Ron
WHITE ROCK: Fresh off the Boat Seafoods, look for Brandon
Please give us a call: Bruce or Dianne @ 250-334-7648