Industry Outlooks

Published on
January 3, 2017

The growing global market demand for sustainably-certified tuna and increasing interest from the fishing industry will see tuna tonnages from the waters of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) double this year, according to its CEO Ludwig Kumoru.

PNA operates a Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified free school caught skipjack and yellowfin tuna fishery in the western and central Pacific fishing zones of its member nations.

In 2016, tuna

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Published on
December 21, 2016

Portuguese fishermen landed 78,000 metric tons (MT) of seafood products worth more than EUR 151 million (USD 157.5 million) in the first nine months of this year, representing a decrease in volume of 9 percent but an increase in value of 4 percent, compared with the corresponding period of 2015.

According to new figures published by the European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA), the average price of all species

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Published on
December 20, 2016

The aquaculture industry in Vietnam harvested an estimated 306,000 metric tons (MT) of product last month, an increase of 4.2 percent compared with November 2015. For the first 11 months of the year, the total volume increased by 1.9 percent year-on-year to more than 3.2 million MT, according to new figures published by the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).

As usual, there was a sharp increase in the demand for raw

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Published on
December 16, 2016

The Icelandic fishing fleet landed 77,319 metric tons (MT) of seafood products last month, a decrease of 18 percent compared with November 2015, with declines across of varieties of fish, according to the latest figures gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries and published by Statistics Iceland.

The demersal catch fell 1 percent to 39,543 MT with only cod registering any growth (up 10 percent to 26,716 MT). Haddock, saithe and redfish landings

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Published on
December 7, 2016

Norway's seafood exporters shipped 2.3 million metric tons (MT) of seafood worth NOK 83.2 billion (USD 10 billion, EUR 9.2 billion) in the first 11 months of this year, representing a 7 percent decrease in volume but an increase in value of almost 20 percent compared with the corresponding period of 2015.

According to new figures published by the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC), Norway’s seafood exports last month totaled 219,000 MT with a

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Published on
December 1, 2016

The Icelandic fishing fleet landed seafood with a total value of ISK 137.5 billion (USD 1.2 billion, EUR 1.1 billion) in the 12 months from September 2015 to August 2016, a decrease of 10.6 percent year-on-year. During this period, the value of the country’s demersal, pelagic and shellfish catches decreased by 1.9 percent, 36.6 percent and 5.1 percent respectively, while a 3.4 percent value increase was posted for its flatfish landings,

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Published on
November 22, 2016

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) has forecast a total sockeye salmon run of 41.47 million in Bristol Bay, which would allow for a commercial harvest of 29.01 million fish next year. The run is almost identical to the most recent 10-year average of total runs (41.39 million) and 27 percent greater than the long-term mean of 32.76 million sockeye.

ADF&G’s Bristol Bay forecast is the sum of individual predictions of nine

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Published on
November 17, 2016

The gross output of Malta’s aquaculture industry, which mainly comprises tuna farming and closed cycle species, amounted to EUR 131.6 million (USD 141.1 million) last year, an increase of 30.1 percent or EUR 30.4 million (USD 32.6 million) compared with 2014.

According to new figures issued by the country’s National Statistics Office (NSO), the gross value added of the aquaculture industry in 2015 amounted to EUR 20.5 million (USD 22

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Published on
November 15, 2016

The Icelandic fishing fleet landed 81,480 metric tons (MT) of seafood products last month, an increase of 13 percent compared with October 2015, despite declines in its demersal, flatfish and shellfish landings, according to the latest figures gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries and published by Statistics Iceland.

The growth was thanks to a much larger pelagic catch, which grew 40 percent year-on-year to 38,753 MT, with increases in

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Published on
November 10, 2016

The second fishing season for anchoveta (Engraulis ringens) and white anchovy (Anchoa nasus) in north-central Peru will get underway on 15 November with a significant year-on-year increase in quota.

Peru’s Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) has authorized the season and assigned a catch quota of 2 million metric tons (MT), based on the recommendation from the Institute of the Sea (IMARPE).

IMARPE determined the existence of an anchovy biomass of

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