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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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The price of Norwegian farmed salmon has been at a historic high throughout this year and shows little sign of easing in the months ahead due to the same high market demand and ongoing short supply situation that have shaped the performance of the sector over the past 18 months.

With an average price of NOK 61.90 (USD 7.33, EUR 6.91) per kg, last month’s salmon export value of NOK 6.1 billion (USD 722.5 million, EUR 681.4 million) was 38 percent higher than in November 2015. It was also the...

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Near record runs of pinks and a strong coho harvest were the highlights of the Norton Sound commercial salmon fishery, which saw its chum harvest ending up less than half of the season forecast.

The sockeye harvest, although representing a small part of the overall total, was the second highest in the region’s history at 2,635 fish. However, the king salmon run was again poor and so commercial fishing targeting the species was not allowed, said the Alaska Department of Fish and Game...

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The autumn salmon fishing season in Japan is drawing to a close and local reports reckon it will prove to be one of the lowest harvests in 30 years, which is the underlying reason for an escalating wholesale price trend.

Salmon is a traditional year-end gift in Japan and features in New Year’s Day osechi dishes. However, The Japan News reported that in mid-November aramakizake lighted salted salmon was being sold in specialist Tokyo stores for around JPY 10,000 (USD 89.23, EUR 83.75) per fish...

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Farmed Atlantic salmon exporters in Chile shipped more than USD 1.9 billion (EUR 1.8 billion) worth of the fish in the first eight months of this year, representing an increase of 12.5 percent year-on-year. The species accounted for over 55 percent of the country’s total aquaculture and fishery exports during this period, far outweighing second-placed rainbow trout with 7.8 percent of the total value and third-placed Pacific salmon.

According to new figures published by the Undersecretariat of...

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U.K. shoppers spent close to GBP 3 billion (USD 3.7 billion, EUR 3.5 billion) on seafood last year with chilled fish taking market share away from meat and poultry, and within the chilled category, salmon sales have grown to a 35.8 percent market share, finds a new report.

According to trade magazine The Grocer, salmon has now toppled tuna as the biggest seller in the fresh category. It highlighted that while cod’s popularity has grown in the frozen fish category, salmon was the runaway winner...

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