Vietnam struggles to upgrade pangasius exports, new law will limit soaking and moisture content

If Vietnam successfully enforced an 83% moisture level, it would be similar to Canada’s requirement on scallops, which results in a substantial price difference between ‘dry’ and wet scallops, writes John Sackton
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Chinese buyers could look for alternatives as Peru fishmeal prices climb further

One exporter reports transactions made at $2,100/t, while replacement costs in Shanghai have reportedly soared to the equivalent of $2,280/t Continue reading

US Pacific whiting fishery faces early end over Chinook bycatch

Uncertainty grips already-stressed industry as NMFS mulls Chinook salmon bycatch issue with biologist, but one source says less supply could benefit this year’s shaky whiting market Continue reading

Groundfish Forum: Russia pollock, cod talking points for Rome event

While prices for cod H&G rise rapidly due to Russian demand, question marks surround the situation with pollock, as H&G prices are out of sync with double frozen blocks Continue reading

Russian cod buyers competing hard with Chinese processors

Russian buyers are paying ever higher prices to secure cod H&G and fillets from the country’s own vessels, competing hard with the level being paid by processors in China, with one selling source worrying of market ‘overheating’ Continue reading

UK importer keeping close eye on Russia ban impact on whitefish, salmon supplies

Processor, which relies on Russia for nearly half of its raw material of whitefish and salmon from the Far East, is keeping eye on events, amid fears some exports will be cut Continue reading