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Supplies of farmed Atlantic salmon will remain tight this year thereby keeping average market prices at a high level of around EUR 7.20 (USD 7.64) per kg over the course of the next 12 months, according to Marine Harvest CEO Alf-Helge Aarskog.

Delivering the Norway-headquartered salmon producer’s fourth-quarter 2016 results, Aarskog confirmed that overall, the global farmed salmon supply in the last quarter fell by 10.5 percent or 61,200 metric tons (MT) year-on-year to 522,000 MT with the...

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An algal bloom was responsible for the deaths of approximately 170,000 salmon reared in Chile as they were being transported by boat through infested waters.

Some of the fish being transported were headed for harvest and others were smolt heading from freshwater farm sites to grow-out cages in saltwater.

The Chilean government's fishing and aquaculture body Sernapesca has advised that the bloom is not located near any salmon farms but has instead contaminated some shipping lanes that are used...

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Norway exported farmed Atlantic salmon worth NOK 5.3 billion (USD 645.8 million, EUR 598.7 million) last month, an increase of 25 percent or NOK 1.1 billion (USD 134 million, EUR 124.3 million) compared with January 2016. In volume terms, this trade amounted to 70,100 metric tons (MT), which was 2,700 MT less than a year ago.

While the value of Norwegian salmon exports continued to grow last month, the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) highlighted there had been a 5,400 MT decline in sales to...

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Following hot on the heels of a federal disaster declaration for Gulf of Alaska pink salmon, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) has issued a Copper River forecast for 2017 that anticipates this year’s king salmon run would tie 2016 as the lowest since 1980.

The 2017 king salmon run forecast of 29,000 fish is approximately 34,000 less than the 18-year average run of 63,000, said ADF&G.

Local reports have highlighted that the Copper River king salmon run is not much more...

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Prices for Norway’s farmed Atlantic salmon have remained very high at the start of 2017, with prices for fresh fish averaging NOK 72.42 (USD 8.63, EUR 8.05) per kg in the second week of the New Year. Though prices fell slightly compared to the previous week, they were up by almost 20 percent compared with the same week of last year and more than 50 percent more than in 2015.

With supplies staying tight, future prices of 3 to 6 kg fish will continue to be high over the coming months, with...

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Norway exported farmed salmon worth a record NOK 61.4 billion (USD 7.2 billion, EUR 6.8 billion) last year, an increase of 29 percent or NOK 13.8 billion (USD 1.6 billion, EUR 1.5 billion) compared with 2015. In volume terms, the trade amounted to 980,000 metric tons (MT), which was 5.2 percent or 53,340 MT less than the previous year.

The sector’s record performance was mainly due to a strong demand for Norwegian salmon in local markets such as the EU, and those further afield like Asia and...

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The value and volume of salmon sold in the U.K. retail continued to grow last year as the species cemented its position as the channel’s most popular fish.

According to the latest HomeScan data supplied by the U.K. Seafish Authority, salmon sales for the 52 weeks ending 3 December 2016 amounted to GBP 820.6 million (USD 1 billion, EUR 949 million), up 4.4 percent year-on-year. The volume consumed, meanwhile, increased 1.9 percent to 69,557 metric tons (MT).

By comparison, total sales of...

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The aquaculture industry in Chile harvested around 768,000 metric tons (MT) of seafood in the first 10 months of 2016, a decrease of almost 16 percent, finds the latest figures from the country’s Undersecretariat for Fisheries and Aquaculture (SUBPESCA).

Of this total, some 517,000 MT of fish was harvested, a decline of 20.1 percent year-on-year. This included 417,000 MT of Atlantic salmon (down 15.3 percent), 58,000 MT of rainbow trout (down 30.1 percent) and 41,700 MT of Pacific salmon (down...

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The seafood industry in Norway has forecast record export earnings in excess of NOK 90 billion (USD 10.3 billion, EUR 9.9 billion) for 2016 as a whole, with salmon once again leading the way.

According to figures published by the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC), Norwegian seafood exporters shipped 2.3 million metric tons (MT) of seafood worth NOK 83.2 billion (USD 9.6 billion, EUR 9.2 billion) in the first 11 months of this year, representing a 7 percent decrease in volume but an increase in...

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Seafood sales between EU member states increased 9 percent in value and 1 percent in volume in the first six months of this year with the intra-bloc salmonid trade continuing to follow its 10-year growth trend.

Overall, more than 3 million metric tons (MT) of fish and fishery products were traded between EU member states with a value close to EUR 12 billion (USD 12.5 billion) during this period. Crustaceans, groundfish and salmonids accounted for 56 percent of the value and 37 percent of the...

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