Spanish consumers continue to benefit from an abundant supply of hake (Merluccius merluccius), the country’s most popular fish, where it is known as “la merluza.” As a result, prices have remained at a steady level.

The annual consumption of hake in Spain averages 81,453 metric tons (MT) or 3.5 kg per capita, which is more than three times the consumption of cod or salmon, according to the European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA).

There are two distinct…