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Mako1130 Mar 2017 9:09 p.m. PST

Wow, we've broken clean through the $20 USD level for halibut, here locally.

$20.99 USD a pound at the local Raley's grocery store.

Makes me wonder how much the fish stores (not that we have any good ones I'm aware of locally), and the upscale grocery markets are charging?

$14.99 USD a pound at Safeway, which is still rather daft.

The US dollar is worth about what the Mexican peso is, I suspect, in overpriced Cali.

Winston Smith31 Mar 2017 12:42 a.m. PST

I don't even like halibut.

Cacique Caribe31 Mar 2017 3:04 a.m. PST

That's nuts!


Cacique Caribe31 Mar 2017 6:03 a.m. PST

"New High – $20.99 USD / LB. for Halibut"

Oh, I get it now. Halibut is code for a new exotic pharmaceutical.


genew49 Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2017 7:10 a.m. PST

Over $30 USD a pound here at the fish market. Northern Westchester County, NY. I do like halibut but haven't bought any in some time.

Sergeant Paper31 Mar 2017 8:13 a.m. PST

Buy something else. When they can't sell Halibut for what they ask, the price will come down. Or you'll find something else to enjoy.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2017 8:32 a.m. PST

You should pay it, just for the halibut.
evil grin

Cacique Caribe31 Mar 2017 9:51 a.m. PST

Lol. I love it!


Toaster31 Mar 2017 10:49 a.m. PST

What's that got to do with the price of fish.

Nick Bowler31 Mar 2017 11:53 a.m. PST

From a quick google on the price of Halibut: "The halibut fishery is very carefully managed and tightly regulated because of their slow life cycle. Fishing is limited to small windows (usually 1-2 days) where a set quota is caught and then fishing is closed."

Toronto4831 Mar 2017 12:11 p.m. PST

It's a bit cheaper in Canada At my local supermarket a pound costs 22 Canadian or $16.50 USD.

Tacitus31 Mar 2017 12:56 p.m. PST

Parzival. thank you for the Friday funny! Any fish that requires a shot in the head with a .357 before it can be dragged aboard commands a premium.

Mako1131 Mar 2017 4:41 p.m. PST

You know it is overpriced when the large King Crab legs are cheaper than the fish.

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