Omaha fish market braces for impact after Hurricane Ian devastated Florida

An Omaha restaurant wonders if the impact of Hurricane Ian will reach the subway. Totally Fresh Seafood Market and Shucks Fish House have escaped closures during the pandemic and supply chain issues continue to put pressure on the industry, and they said there is no chance of them closing but that some things may be hard to come by. A center in Omaha is known for bringing in fish from all over the world. Including the parts of Florida destroyed in Hurricane Ian. “There is an external opportunity especially in the next couple of weeks, some things may be delayed or just not be available. Aren’t the fish disappearing – it’s the infrastructure,” said Director Brian Limbach. And processing facilities will affect Omaha.” If these ports are damaged and destroyed, they will not come back overnight. You rebuild docks, rebuild boats, and rebuild facilities. This takes time. “And I mean, it’s going to be ripple effects with that, too,” Limbach said. Limbach knows because he survived Ike. “It’s tough. I myself have been in a hurricane in Houston, and I’ve been very fortunate compared to a lot of people there. But there’s a lot of suffering, both economically and physically,” Limbach said. Limbach knows there will be a shortage but thinks more of those who will have to fish for it.” Our hearts go out to them because, you know, if it weren’t for a fisherman there or on either coast, we wouldn’t be able to stay here. “You know that’s who we depend on,” Limbach said. They’re accustomed to change, and this is no different, Limbach said. “We’ve been taught to move with the punches. And that’s really what you have to do in this business,” Definitely Fresh said the restaurant industry is resilient and will make changes as needed. Limbach said they will send support to Florida once things are back up and running there. .

An Omaha restaurant wonders if the impact of Hurricane Ian will reach the subway.

Totally Fresh Seafood Market and Shucks Fish House have escaped shutdown during the pandemic and supply chain issues continue to put pressure on the industry.

They said there is no chance of closing it but it might be hard to get some stuff.

Absolutely Fresh is a hub in Omaha known for bringing in fish from all over the world.

This includes the parts of Florida that were devastated by Hurricane Ian.

“There is an opportunity outside, especially in the next couple of weeks, that some things could be delayed or not available, and it’s not that the fish are disappearing – it’s the infrastructure,” said Director Brian Limbach.

Limbach said the system was already suffering from inflation and a shortage of workers. Any impact on the ports and processing facilities will affect Omaha.

“If those are damaged and destroyed, they won’t come back overnight. You rebuild the docks, you rebuild the boats, you rebuild the facilities. And that takes time. And I mean, it will have ripple effects with that as well,” Limbach said.

Leimbach is known because he survived the Ike.

“It’s tough,” Limbach said. “I myself was in a tornado in Houston, and I was very lucky compared to a lot of people there. But there is a lot of suffering both economically and physically.”

Groupers are big sellers in the market, he said, and most of that comes from Florida.

Leimbach knows there will be a shortage, but he thinks of more of those who will have to hunt for it.

“Our hearts go out to them,” Limbach said, “because, you know, if there were no fishermen there or on either coast, we wouldn’t be here. You know that’s who we depend on.”

They’re used to change, and this is no different, Leimbach said.

“We’ve been taught to roll with the punches. And that’s really what you have to do in this business,” he said.

Absolutely Fresh said the restaurant industry is flexible and will make changes as needed.

Leimbach said they will send support to Florida once things are back up and running there.

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