Industry Outlooks

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

Published on
June 14, 2017

Norwegian seafood exporters shipped 163,000 metric tons (MT) of fisheries and aquaculture products worth NOK 7.6 billion (USD 902.1 million, EUR 804.1 million) to overseas markets last month, with the volume on par with May 2016 and the value up 13 percent year-on-year, according to new figures published by the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC).

For the first five months of the year, Norway exported 1.1 million MT of seafood worth NOK 39 billion (U… Read More

Published on
June 2, 2017
Scottish rope grown mussels

The total volume of mussels (Mytilus spp.) produced in Scotland increased 6 percent last year to reach a record level of 7,270 metric tons (MT), according to the new “Scottish Shellfish Farm Production Survey 2016,” published by Marine Scotland Science.

The study further finds that Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) production increased by 31 percent to 3.5 million shells, the native oyster (Ostrea edulis) harvest increased by 0.5 per… Read More

Published on
May 30, 2017
Scottish fishing boats

The total first-sale value of Scottish fish landings increased by 29 percent last year reaching a record level of GBP 563 million (USD 724.7 million, EUR 645.7 million), according to the latest statistics published by the Scottish government. The increase was mainly driven by a 41 percent increase in the value of landings for pelagic fish like herring and mackerel.

There was also a 26 percent increase in value of shellfish landings and an 18 perc… Read More

Published on
May 16, 2017
blue whiting

Iceland’s fishing fleet landed a total of 109,305 metric tons (MT) of seafood products last month, an increase of 5 percent compared with April 2016 thanks to a strong pelagic catch, with blue whiting providing the biggest year-on-year increase. 

According to the latest figures gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries and published by Statistics Iceland, the total pelagic catch increased by 18 percent year-on-year to 67,174 MT, with a … Read More

Published on
May 8, 2017
fish feed

Following three successive years of low Peruvian anchovy harvests, the supply of fishmeal and fish oil has improved considerably in 2017 – largely due to the absence of El Nino, while high prices have also softened, according to a new report published by Rabobank. 

The report, “To fishmeal…or beyond?” compiled by Gorjan Nikolik and Beyhan de Jong, states that global fishmeal production has declined by more than 2 mil… Read More

Published on
May 5, 2017

Norwegian seafood exporters shipped 151,000 metric tons (MT) fisheries and aquaculture products with a value of NOK 6.8 billion (USD 785.1 million, EUR 716.3 million) last month, representing declines of 23 percent and 7 percent respectively, according to new figures published by the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC).

For the first four months of the year, Norway has exported 886,000 MT of seafood worth NOK 31 billion (USD 3.6 billion, EUR 3.3 bill… Read More

Published on
May 1, 2017
bluefin tuna

Japan’s catches of smaller Pacific bluefin tuna this season are already very close to reaching the annual limit.

The Japan News reported that although the Fisheries Agency has been calling on fishermen to limit their operations, Japan’s total catches of Pacific bluefin tuna weighing less than 30 kg are now likely to exceed the limit mainly due to large catches in seas near the country.

Based on the agreement at the Western and Central… Read More

Published on
April 12, 2017

Pelagic fish exporters from Norway shipped 146,000 metric tons (MT) of herring and mackerel in the first-quarter of this year with a total value of NOK 1.7 billion (USD 197.9 million, EUR 186.7 million), with fillet products growing in demand.

According to the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC), the Scandinavian country exported 42,000 MT of whole herring and 30,000 MT of frozen herring fillet products with a total value of NOK 795 million (USD 92.6… Read More

Published on
March 30, 2017

Iceland’s fishing fleet landed seafood with a total value of ISK 133 billion (USD 1.2 billion, EUR 1.1 billion) in 2016, a decrease of 12.1 percent compared to the ISK 151.3 billion (USD 1.3 billion, EUR 1.2 billion) in the previous year. 

During the 12-month period, the value of the country’s demersal, pelagic, flatfish and shellfish catches decreased by 9.9 percent, 19.6 percent, 7.9 percent and 12.9 percent respectively, accor… Read More