Industry Outlooks

Published on
October 20, 2017
India shrimp

India exported 251,735 metric tons (MT) of seafood products with a value in excess of USD 1.4 billion (EUR 1.2 billion) in the first-quarter of the current fiscal year, up from 201,223 MT and less than USD 1.2 billion (EUR 1 billion) in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal, according to the country’s Marine Products Development Authority (MPEDA).

The United States was the leading destination for India’s seafood exports with… Read More

Published on
October 17, 2017
mackerel

Iceland’s fishermen landed 125,857 metric tons (MT) of wild-caught seafood last month, an increase of 11 percent compared with September 2016 with a large mackerel catch offsetting reductions in the demersal landings. 

According to the latest figures gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries and published by Statistics Iceland, total pelagic landings increased by 21 percent year-on-year to 89,797 MT, with mackerel accounting for 70,153 … Read More

Published on
October 10, 2017
Norwegian fishing village

Norway exported 189,000 metric tons (MT) of fisheries and aquaculture products worth NOK 8 billion (USD 1 billion, EUR 853.9 million) to overseas markets last month, with the volume and value declining by 18 percent and eight percent compared with September 2016, according to new figures published by the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC).

In the first nine months of this year, Norway exported 1.8 million MT of seafood worth NOK 69 billion (USD 8.6 … Read More

Published on
October 10, 2017
sockeye

Although a few fish are still being caught, the majority of Alaska’s commercial wild salmon fisheries have ended with the 2017 catch estimated at 224.6 million fish, according to preliminary harvest figures compiled by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G).

In value terms, ADF&G said this equates to an estimated ex-vessel value of USD 678.8 million (EUR 577.7 million), which represents a 66.7 percent increase on last year&r… Read More

Published on
October 3, 2017
Alaska salmon fishing

Alaska’s commercial wild salmon catch for 2017 had reached 219.2 million fish by the end of week 39, an increase of 3,000,000 compared to the total posted in the previous week, according to the latest in-season harvest figures compiled by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G).

The statewide take was originally forecast at 204 million salmon...… Read More

Published on
October 3, 2017
blue whiting

The overall value of fish and shellfish caught by Icelandic vessels in June totaled ISK 7.1 billion (USD 66.8 million, EUR 56.8 million), down almost 22 percent compared with a year previously. Reduced earnings were seen in its demersal, flatfish and shellfish landings, while the blue whiting catch boosted the pelagic value, confirmed the latest figures from Statistics Iceland. 

Iceland’s demersal catch value for the month fell by 26.4… Read More

Published on
September 28, 2017
Mackerel

Some 453,000 metric tons (MT) of sea fish and shellfish were landed by Scottish-registered fishing vessels in 2016, representing an increase of 3 percent compared with the previous year.  The total first-sales value, meanwhile, increased by 25 percent to GBP 557 million (USD 744.2 million, EUR 632.8 million), Scotland’s Chief Statistician has confirmed.  

The rise in value was mainly driven by an increase in value of pelagic speci… Read More

Published on
September 26, 2017
sockeye salmon

Alaska’s commercial wild salmon catch for 2017 had reached 218.9 million fish by the end of week 38, an increase of 2.7 million compared to the total posted in the previous week despite entering the season’s final weeks, according to the latest in-season harvest figures compiled by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G).

The statewide take was originally forecast at 204 million salmon.

In terms of species, the catch so far… Read More

Published on
September 26, 2017
orange roughy

An orange roughy fishery south of New Zealand’s Stewart Island has been given the green light to reopen after 19 years.

In 1998, the seafood industry agreed to cease fishing in the ORH3B Puysegur area to rest the fishery to allow stocks to rebuild. Over the subsequent 19 years, the industry contracted a number of research surveys from New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) and Australia’s Commo… Read More

Published on
September 18, 2017
Icelandic redfish

Iceland’s fishermen landed seafood products totaling 120,627 metric tons (MT) last month, an increase of 1 percent compared with August 2016 with a strong whitefish catch offsetting reductions in the pelagic and shellfish harvests. 

According to the latest figures gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries and published by Statistics Iceland, total demersal landings increased by 18 percent year-on-year to 39,226 MT, with cod accounting f… Read More