British Columbia (B.C.), Canada, set a new record for exports of farm-raised Atlantic salmon last year and is on track to best the performance in 2016.
New data released by Statistics Canada finds there is an emerging appetite for farm-raised salmon in the Chinese market, with exports from B.C. more than doubling over the previous high in 2012. China is now B.C.’s second most important market next to the United States, which is historically… Read More
Eighty-five percent of the shellfish landed by U.K. fishermen is being exported to EU markets, achieving a combined revenue of GBP 360 million (USD 528 million, EUR 456 million) last year, according to new trade figures released by the country’s government.
Since 2012, U.K. scallop exports to France have increased by 18 percent to a record GBP 60 million (USD 88 million, EUR 76 million) in 2015, while langoustine exports to Mediterranean… Read More
The tuna sector contributes more than USD 42 billion (EUR 36.3 million) to the global economy annually, according to a new study released by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
“Netting Billions: A Global Valuation of Tuna” finds that fishermen landed almost 5 million metric tons (MT) of the seven most commercially valuable tuna species in 2014 and that this total catch had an estimated value of USD 9.8 billion (EUR 8.5 billion), which led to an end… Read More
The United States imported 94,623 metric tons (MT) of shrimp in the first two months of this year, an increase of 5.5 percent year-on-year, according to the latest statistics from NOAA Fisheries.
India was the U.S. market’s No. 1 supplier during this period with 18,472 MT, followed closely by Indonesia with 18,447 MT and Ecuador with 12,958 MT.
In value terms, U.S. shrimp imports during the two-month period totaled USD 839.8 million (EUR 746.1… Read More