Industry Outlooks

Published on
September 7, 2017
cod

Norway exported 165,000 metric tons (MT) of fisheries and aquaculture products worth NOK 7.5 billion (USD 963.5 million, EUR 806.9 million) to overseas markets last month, with the volume 2 percent higher than in August 2016 and the value up 7 percent or NOK 501 million (USD 64.4 million, EUR 53.9 million) year-on-year, according to new figures published by the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC).

For the first eight months of this year, Norway

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Published on
August 29, 2017
sockeye

Alaska’s commercial wild salmon catch for 2017 stood at almost 199 million fish by the end of week 34, according to the latest in-season harvest figures compiled by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G).

In terms of species, the catch to date comprised 51.7 million sockeye, 121.9 million pinks, 21.7 million chum, 3.4 million coho and 243,000 king salmon.

So far, 39.3 million fish have come from the Bristol Bay area, including

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Published on
August 25, 2017

Seafood exports from New Zealand are forecast to reach a record NZD 2 billion (USD 1.5 billion, EUR 1.3 billion) annually by 2020, according to the latest Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) 2017 Situation and Outlook report.

Export revenue for the year to June 2017 is expected to be NZD 1.8 billion (USD 1.3 billion, EUR 1.1 billion), which is broadly in line with last year, before steadily increasing. 

The total annual value of the

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Published on
August 22, 2017
Alaska salmon harvest

The commercial wild salmon catch in Alaska had exceeded 177.9 million fish by the end of week 33, according to the latest in-season harvest figures compiled by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G).

In terms of species, the catch to date comprised 51.4 million sockeye, 102.9 million pinks, 20.5 million chum, 2.9 million coho and 243,000 king salmon.

Regionally, 39.3 million fish have so far come from the Bristol Bay area,

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Published on
August 18, 2017
Iceland cod

Iceland’s fishermen landed seafood products totaling 73,473 metric tons (MT) last month, an increase of 3 percent compared with July 2016 thanks to a strong whitefish catch and increases in the flatfish and shellfish harvests. 

According to the latest figures gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries and published by Statistics Iceland, the total demersal catch increased by 6 percent year-on-year to 29,703 MT, with cod accounting for

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Published on
August 16, 2017
trout

Total trout exports from Iran are expected to amount to 30,000 metric tons (MT) in the current fiscal year (March 2017-18), an increase of 200 percent compared with the previous 12 months. 

Iran’s Financial Tribune reported that Hassan Salehi, chairman of the Iran Fisheries Organization, had confirmed that the trout trade had increased dramatically since international sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program were lifted in

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Published on
August 11, 2017

The total volume of fish and shellfish landed by Icelandic vessels last year amounted to 1,067,000 metric tons (MT), which was 252,000 MT less than in 2015. In value terms, these landings totaled ISK 133 billion (USD 1.3 billion, EUR 1.1 billion), down 12.1 percent, Statistics Iceland has confirmed. 

While Iceland’s demersal catch increased by 4.7 percent to 456,000 MT last year, its value fell by 9.9 percent to ISK 92.6 billion (USD

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Published on
August 8, 2017
skipjack

Purse seine and pole-and-line vessels operating in the Eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO) caught 368,427 metric tons (MT) of tuna in the first-half of this year, an increase of almost 30,000 MT year-on-year, according to the latest estimates from the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC).

While the EPO’s yellowfin catch decreased by more than 8,000 MT to 120,076 MT for the six-month period from 1 January through 2 July 2017,

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Published on
August 2, 2017

While the first-sales values of crab in both France and the United Kingdom have fallen this year, the two markets have experienced very different supply and price fluctuations, according to the latest sales figures from the European Commission’s European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA).

In France, first-sales of crab decreased 2 percent in value and increased 3 percent in volume in the first four months

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Published on
July 25, 2017

There were 104 million market-ready catfish from the three major producing states in the United States – Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi – available on 1 July, an increase of 17 percent compared to the same stage of 2016, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reported that there were 2.4 million large food-size catfish (over 3 pounds) available, up 41

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