Industry Outlooks

Published on
August 18, 2017
Iceland cod

Iceland’s fishermen landed seafood products totaling 73,473 metric tons (MT) last month, an increase of 3 percent compared with July 2016 thanks to a strong whitefish catch and increases in the flatfish and shellfish harvests. 

According to the latest figures gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries and published by Statistics Iceland, the total demersal catch increased by 6 percent year-on-year to 29,703 MT, with cod accounting for 16… Read More

Published on
August 16, 2017

Total trout exports from Iran are expected to amount to 30,000 metric tons (MT) in the current fiscal year (March 2017-18), an increase of 200 percent compared with the previous 12 months. 

Iran’s Financial Tribune reported that Hassan Salehi, chairman of the Iran Fisheries Organization, had confirmed that the trout trade had increased dramatically since international sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program were lifted in Janua… Read More

Published on
August 11, 2017
Iceland boats

The total volume of fish and shellfish landed by Icelandic vessels last year amounted to 1,067,000 metric tons (MT), which was 252,000 MT less than in 2015. In value terms, these landings totaled ISK 133 billion (USD 1.3 billion, EUR 1.1 billion), down 12.1 percent, Statistics Iceland has confirmed. 

While Iceland’s demersal catch increased by 4.7 percent to 456,000 MT last year, its value fell by 9.9 percent to ISK 92.6 billion (USD 8… Read More

Published on
August 8, 2017

Purse seine and pole-and-line vessels operating in the Eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO) caught 368,427 metric tons (MT) of tuna in the first-half of this year, an increase of almost 30,000 MT year-on-year, according to the latest estimates from the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC).

While the EPO’s yellowfin catch decreased by more than 8,000 MT to 120,076 MT for the six-month period from 1 January through 2 July 2017, significantl… Read More

Published on
August 2, 2017
brown crab

While the first-sales values of crab in both France and the United Kingdom have fallen this year, the two markets have experienced very different supply and price fluctuations, according to the latest sales figures from the European Commission’s European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA).

In France, first-sales of crab decreased 2 percent in value and increased 3 percent in volume in the first four months of… Read More

Published on
July 25, 2017

There were 104 million market-ready catfish from the three major producing states in the United States – Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi – available on 1 July, an increase of 17 percent compared to the same stage of 2016, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reported that there were 2.4 million large food-size catfish (over 3 pounds) available, up 41 perce… Read More

Published on
July 25, 2017
Icelandic cod

Iceland’s fishermen landed a total of 53,019 metric tons (MT) of seafood products last month, an increase of 27 percent compared with June 2016 thanks to a strong cod catch and a huge increase in the blue whiting harvest. 

According to the latest figures gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries and published by Statistics Iceland, the total pelagic catch increased by 577 percent year-on-year to 16,146 MT, with blue whiting accounting f… Read More

Published on
July 5, 2017
Dublin Bay prawns

Ireland’s seafood sector grew by 7.4 percent last year and contributed EUR 1.1 billion (USD 1.2 billion) to the Irish economy, finds the country’s seafood development agency Bord Iascaigh Mhara’s (BIM) latest annual “Business of Seafood” report.

Growth was led by a strong rise in domestic retail sales, which amounted to EUR 239 million (USD 270.8 million). Salmon and cod were the two top-selling species, with salmon … Read More

Published on
June 28, 2017
Iceland fishing boats

The Icelandic fishing fleet landed seafood with a total value just below ISK 118 billion (USD 1.1 billion, EUR 1 billion) in the 12 months from April 2016 to March 2017, a decrease of 17.5 percent year-on-year. 

During this period, the value of the country’s demersal, flatfish, pelagic and shellfish catches decreased by 21.2 percent, 24.1 percent, 0.7 percent and 24.9 percent respectively, according to new figures published by Statisti… Read More

Published on
June 22, 2017
Pangasius processing

Driven by greater volumes from the pangasius and shrimp farming sectors, Vietnam’s aquaculture producers harvested a total of 370,000 metric tons (MT) of products last month, an increase of 3.3 percent compared with May 2016, taking the overall volume for the first five months of the year to more than 1.2 million MT, up 2.4 percent year-on-year, reported the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).

Vietnam’s pan… Read More