The East Coast haddock supply was supposed to be much more plentiful than it was during the summer. An increase in the biomass led to higher quotas and the promise of more fish at New England ports, but that just hasn’t been the case.

Fresh finfish landings at New England’s display auctions (Boston, New Bedford and Gloucester, Mass.) through mid-September were up 6 percent to a little more than 34 million pounds, according to NOAA Fisheries.

But haddock returns have been a disappointment thu…