Industry Outlooks

Published on
October 3, 2017

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

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Published on
October 3, 2017

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

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Published on
September 28, 2017

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

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Published on
September 26, 2017

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

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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

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Published on
September 18, 2017

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

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Published on
September 18, 2017
sockeye salmon

Drawing to a close, Alaska’s commercial wild salmon catch for 2017 had reached 216.2 million fish by the end of week 37, 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 comprises more than 52 million sockeye, 136.1 million pinks, 23.4 million chum, 4.4 million coho

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Published on
September 12, 2017
Alaska salmon harvest

Alaska’s commercial wild salmon catch for 2017 had exceeded 213 million fish by the end of week 36, 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 to date comprised almost 52 million sockeye, 134.4 million pinks, 22.5 million chum, nearly 4 million coho and 246,000 king

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Published on
September 8, 2017

Spain exported 103,717 metric tons (MT) of canned and prepared seafood worth more than EUR 478 million (USD 568.7 million) in the first-half of this year, representing the highest six-month volume and value achieved by the sector in a decade.

According to industry body Anfaco-Cecopesca, these latest export figures are 16.2 percent higher in volume and almost 22 percent greater in value than those achieved in H1 2016 and 35 percent more in volume

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Published on
September 7, 2017
Iceland boats

The total value of fish and shellfish landed by Icelandic vessels in May amounted to ISK 10.7 billion (USD 101.6 million, EUR 85.5 million), down 11.3 percent, with reduced earnings seen in its demersal, pelagic, flatfish and shellfish catches, Statistics Iceland has confirmed. 

Iceland’s demersal catch value for the month fell by 4.7 percent to less than ISK 8.1 billion (USD 76.9 million, EUR 64.7 million), with cod’s value

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