Possible big biomass increase raises hopes for Peruvian hake players


Scientists find biomass could exceed 500,000t, raising hopes of possible quota hike for next fishing season and of potential assessment towards MSC certification (more…)

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

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

Surimi buyers come in early for US hake as tropical shortage continues

Surimi buyers make early deals on Pacific hake from US catchers, with demand for hake and pollock strong in Asia, EU and US, on shortage of tropical raw material

Retail prices affordable for 23% of fish species, says Mexico

Mexico’s national fishing and aquaculture commission released price figures of some of the most popular seafood species for human consumption saying at least 70 out of 300 fish types can be shopped by the average consumer

Boparan-backed Five Star slides deeper into red

Five Star Fish

Losses at Ranjit Boparan-owned Five Star Fish going from bad to worse, with raw material and tough economic climate cited as causes   (more…)

Global surimi production could face 50,000t or more shortfall this year

Low inventories, combined with demand growth in Asia and stable production will mean demand will outstrip supply this year, says Future Seafood director Pascal Guenneugues

WSJ: US fish finger producers up quality swapping mince for fillets


Producers such as Trident and Gorton’s are looking to boost sales with better quality by swapping mince for fillets, while aiming for more sales with schools (more…)

Spanish smoker overcomes sector challenges through high-end, convenience push

Cod and salmon smoker Copesco & Sefrisa, known for its Royal brand, boosted turnover by 5% to €34 million last year, touting an accumulated growth of 24.9% since 2009

Bell Aquaculture to set tilapia farm in Delaware County

Justin Long, doing business as Blue Lotus Aqua Products, Indianapolis, announced plans to locate a tilapia farm in Delaware County this year (more…)

High pollock, tilapia prices set to cause yellowfin sole to rise from 10-year low

Alaska yellowfin sole prices are set to increase, say sources, because of the current high prices for Russian pollock H&G and tilapia 

Arctic Storm’s surimi production outstrips blocks on strong global market

Arctic Storm pollock vessel

For first time in 15 years, US pollock harvester Arctic Storm produced more surimi than blocks in A season (more…)