Coho steady, canned salmon gets a boost

The average export prices per kilogram of headed and gutted Chilean trout and coho salmon (size 4-6 lbs.) were unchanged in mid-October from the week before, at JPY 650 (USD 5.42, EUR 4.78) and JPY 665 (USD 5.55, EUR 4.89), respectively. This is in contrast to Atlantic salmon, mainly shipped to the United States, where prices are falling. Japan prefers ocean-farmed trout and coho over Atlantics.

Chile accounted for more than 90 percent of the 78,000 metric tons of coho Japan imported last year.…

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