Industry Outlooks

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

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
March 30, 2017

China has issued a stark warning over the worsening loss of competitiveness of its seafood sector. 

What China terms its “comprehensive export price of aquatic products” – an average yield on exported product – has dropped for two consecutive years since 2014, with a decline of 6.1 percent in 2016 and a 2.28 percent decrease between 2016 and the year prior. 

The data was published in ‘China Fishery Daily,&r… Read More

Published on
March 23, 2017

Catch revenues for the U.K. fishing fleet totaled GBP 920 million (USD 1.2 billion, EUR 1.1 billion) last year, up almost 20 percent from GBP 775 million (USD 969.4 million, EUR 898.9 million) in 2015, despite a small decrease in the total volume landed, according to the latest fleet economic performance estimates generated by the U.K. Seafish Authority.

The 2016 total was the highest annual value of landings (both ...… Read More

Published on
March 15, 2017

The Icelandic fishing fleet landed a total of 85,678 metric tons (MT) of seafood products last month, a decrease of 4 percent compared with February 2016, but up significantly on the 7,610 MT landed in January this year due to the two-month fishing strike.

According to the latest figures gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries and published by Statistics Iceland, the total demersal catch – “still affected by the fishermen’s strike” – … Read More

Published on
March 14, 2017

Global sales of fresh British Columbia (B.C.) farm-raised salmon reached a record CAD 746 million (USD 554.9 million, EUR 520.6 million) last year with exports to 12 markets valued at more than CAD 544 million (USD 404.6 million, EUR 379.6 million), according to new figures released by the B.C. Salmon Farmers Association.

In volume terms these exports totaled 55,711 metric tons (MT). Exports to the United States – the ...… Read More

Published on
March 6, 2017

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council have approved revised specifications for the 2017 and 2018 fishing year for the Northern black seabass stock.

Based on a stock assessment that determined the fish stock is not being overfished, the 2017 recreational harvest limit for the black seabass stock from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina to the Canadian border is 4.29 million pounds (1,946 metric … Read More

Published on
February 28, 2017

Of the total tuna catch in 2015, 76 percent came from stocks at healthy levels, a decrease of 1 percent from 2014, finds the latest International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) “Status of the Stocks” report.

The NGO highlights that the current percentage from healthy stocks figure, while in need of improvement, has stabilized recently following several years of decline: In 2011, 94 percent of the catch came from healthy stocks, foll… Read More

Published on
February 23, 2017

The Icelandic fishing fleet landed just 7,610 metric tons (MT) of seafood products last month, a decrease of 90 percent compared with January 2016, with large declines across all species as a result of the two-month fishing strike.

According to the latest figures gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries and published by Statistics Iceland, the total demersal catch fell 79 percent to 7,473 MT with cod and haddock landings down 74 percent and 69 pe… Read More

Published on
February 16, 2017

Seafood exports from Vietnam totaled USD 7.05 billion (EUR 6.6 billion) last year, an increase of 7.3 percent compared to 2015, according to the final figures for the year released by the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).

Trade growth was achieved in spite of the fisheries sector experiencing raw material supply issues caused by drought and salinity challenges, as well as trade barriers, said VASEP.

Exports of all th… Read More