Double-frozen cod, Alaska pollock imports to US rise in early 2014

Photo: Petros Angelatos

US imports of Alaska pollock and cod from China were up by 25% or more in the first two months of the year, while imports of cod from Russia plummeted to almost nothing (more…)

Fish Pool contracts show expected salmon price drop for 2015

Players on Fish Pool have sealed contracts for the whole of 2015 at NOK 38.75 per kilo, a considerable decrease from current levels and also lower than 2013 average

European hake demand, prices still strong despite tough German market

The south European market is emerging from economic issues and demand for South African and Namibian hake is strong, with prices still at high levels of end 2013, sources say

Confusion reigns over snow crab as both sides deny any firm price agreements reached

No firm price agreements have been reached with Japanese buyers for Newfoundland snow crab, that much both packers and buyers can agree on

Smales profit surges despite turnover hit from FAS fillet price dive

Fish and chip supply specialist reports 70% profit growth, despite low FAS fillet prices in 2013 wiping £10m off its turnover

Australian demand for Vietnamese black tiger shrimp remains strong

Vietnamese black tiger exports to Australia remained stable in 2013 despite the trend of increasing imports of vannamei shrimp over black tiger in many consumer markets


EU shrimp buyers sitting on stocks hope for further fall in prices

Shrimp buyers in EU and US with stock are sitting off and waiting for prices to fall further, with some still having to buy to meet commitments; all waiting for true production picture to develop soon

Maruha Nichiro ups Alaska pollock surimi production

The Alaska pollock processing plants of Japanese giant Maruha Nichiro are upping production of surimi over blocks

Vietnam approves project to grow pangasius exports to $3bn by 2020

Vinh Hoan pangasius

Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has approved a project on improve pangasius production and quality (more…)

Ecuador shrimp exports almost double in value in early 2014

Shrimp exports totaled $399 million, up 97.2% when compared with the first two months of 2013, on the back of increasing prices, so far at $9,614 per ton (more…)

Chilean coho, trout prices to Japan increase

Chilean Atlantic salmon exported to the US went down to $4.84 per pound, confirming the decreasing price trend, after three consecutive weeks of falls

Bumpy start to the year for Peruvian fishing industry


The fishing sector in Peru got to a somewhat faltering start during the first two months of this year falling 4.7 percentage points, according to data published by the national statistics service (more…)

Faroese salmon sees growing demand from US sushi

Bakkafrost marketing at Seafood Expo North America 2014

North America continues to be a popular destination for Faroese exports, though the practices of exporters might be changing according to one source