The prices paid for fresh mackerel in both U.K. and Irish retail have fallen this year despite higher first-sale prices and decreased landings. With a significantly larger total allowable catch (TAC) for northeast Atlantic mackerel now agreed by member states for 2017, consumers in these markets can expect even cheaper fish in the future.
Among EU member states, the retail price of fresh mackerel is highest in the United Kingdom. This has been… Read More
The EU has consolidated its position as the No. 1 consumer of fishery and aquaculture products in the world with last year’s total spend on the products reaching EUR 54 billion (USD 60.1 billion), up 3.2 percent compared 2014 and the highest amount ever recorded. At the same time, the bloc’s per capita consumption has increased to 25.5 kg, which is 1 kg more than in 2013, confirms the latest edition of an annual study compiled by the… Read More
Seafood exports from Vietnam are estimated to have increased in value by more than 4 percent in the first eight months of this year, achieving a total value of USD 4.3 billion (EUR 3.9 billion), according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
The United States, Japan, China and the Republic of Korea remained largest consumers of Vietnamese products, accounting for a combined 53.4 percent market share in the July through… Read More
Though still highly popular in the U.K. retail channel, sales of haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) have fallen foul of steady price inflation in recent years, with cost-conscious shoppers increasingly seeking out cheaper species and alternative proteins.
In 2013, haddock was the fourth bestselling seafood species in U.K. retail, though sales were already declining. The species fell to sixth place behind warmwater and coldwater shrimp in 2014… Read More
First-sale prices of Atlantic bluefin tuna fell at certain European auctions this year in line with the increased volume caught by the EU fleet.
The Atlantic bluefin tuna fishing season in the western and central Mediterranean Sea and in the Adriatic Sea was open from 26 May to 24 June 2016 for purse-seiners, though most European vessels had fished their quotas by early June. This was despite the quota being 20 percent higher than a year ago,… Read More
Last year, the United Kingdom imported 115,321 metric tons (MT) of cod and cod products worth GBP 440 million (USD 582.3 million, EUR 527.1 million), an increase of 7.3 percent compared with 2014, thereby achieving an average price of GBP 3.81 (USD 5.04, EUR 4.57) per kg, an increase of 8.3 percent, according to a new trade update published by Seafish.
The report finds the most common cod import format was frozen fillets, accounting for… Read More
The global consumption of seafood has risen to more than 20 kg per capita for the first time thanks to stronger aquaculture supply and firm demand, record hauls for some key species and reduced wastage, according to a new report published by the United Nation’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).
Despite progress in these areas, the state of the world's marine resources has not improved, finds the latest edition of the FAO's “The State… Read More
European consumers have been paying more for their farmed seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax) this year as demand for this highly popular Mediterranean species continues to grow amid a shortage of wild-caught bass.
According to new figures published by the European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA), within the EU the highest retail prices for seabass in the first-quarter of this year were seen in France, where… Read More
The EU’s rising demand for seafood products has seen the bloc’s imports increase at an average rate of EUR 1 billion (USD 1.1 billion) per year for the last six years, according to the latest statistics from the European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA).
Last year, EU seafood imports from third-countries amounted to EUR 22.3 billion (USD 25.1 billion), which represented an increase of 6 percent or EUR 1.3… Read More
Seafood sales in the United Kingdom increased substantially over the recent Easter retail period, with chilled fish and shellfish making the biggest gains, according to new market data published by the U.K. Seafish Authority.
Seafish’s figures showed a 6.5 percent increase in the value of overall seafood sold in the two weeks containing Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, compared to the two weeks previous. This is a significant improvement… Read More