Industry Outlooks

Published on
November 7, 2017
Scottish salmon

There is strong business confidence in Scotland’s salmon farming industry with employment up by 13 percent, capital investment staying at GBP 63 million (USD 82.8 million, EUR 71.6 million) for the second year running and more than GBP 390 million (USD 512.7 million, EUR 443.3 million) spent in the supply chain, finds a new report compiled by the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO).

SSPO said the economic impact is particularly

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Published on
November 3, 2017

Landings of tuna by U.S. fishermen at ports in the United States, American Samoa, other U.S. territories and foreign ports last year totaled 474.5 million pounds (215,230 metric tons – MT), representing a decrease of more than 129 million pounds (58,513 MT) or 21 percent compared to 2015, according to NOAA Fisheries’ new Fisheries of the United States 2016 report.

Despite the volume decline, the overall catch value increased by USD

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Published on
November 3, 2017

Of all the caught worldwide in 2015, 78 percent came from stocks at healthy levels, an increase of 2 percent since last reported in February this year, finds the latest update of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) “Status of the Stocks” report.

The NGO attributes the improvement to the fact that skipjack stocks contribute more than half of the global tuna catch, and they are all in a healthy

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Published on
October 31, 2017
mackerel

The total value of fish and shellfish caught by Icelandic vessels in July amounted to ISK 8.3 billion (USD 79.1 million, EUR 68 million), down almost 12 percent compared with a year previously. Reduced earnings were seen in both its pelagic and demersal landings, but greater values were achieved in the flatfish and shellfish categories, according to the latest figures from Statistics Iceland. 

Iceland’s demersal catch value for the

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Published on
October 27, 2017

Vietnam exported USD 2.3 billion (EUR 1.9 billion) worth of shrimp in the first eight months of this year, representing an increase of 21.3 percent year-on-year.

The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) said that the trade growth is the result of a larger shrimp farming area and the subsequent increase in yield. More than 679,000 hectares (up 4.2 percent) of brackish water was dedicated to shrimp farming in the January

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Published on
October 23, 2017
Oman fish

The fishing fleet in Oman landed 279,610 metric tons (MT) of fish last year, an increase of 22,438 MT compared with 2015, according to new figures released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).

Fish export earnings increased by almost OMR 10 million (USD 26 million, EUR 22.1 million) to OMR 58.8 million (USD 152.7 million, EUR 130 million) last year, based on a volume of 114 MT, up three MT compared with 2015.

The total

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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

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Published on
October 17, 2017

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

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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

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Published on
October 10, 2017

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

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