Published on
July 24, 2017

Prices for Norway’s farmed Atlantic salmon have steadily declined over the past six months – from an average of NOK 72.42 (USD 9.01, EUR 7.74) per kg of fresh fish in the second week of January to NOK 65.71 (USD 8.18, EUR 7.02) per kg in the first week of July –12 percent lower than in corresponding week of last year. Although reflecting the high prices seen over the past two years, this latest price was 65 percent more than at … Read More


Cliff White

Published on
July 17, 2017

As Alaska’s salmon season gets underway, reports of higher catches are not depressing prices on the open market...… Read More

Published on
July 5, 2017

The United Kingdom has been buying less Norwegian farmed salmon in 2017, largely in response to the higher prices quoted for the product in the opening months of the year.

Norway exported 21,951 metric tons (MT) of its salmon to the market in the first five months of this year, representing a volume decrease of 24 percent or 6,871 MT year-on-year. However, the value achieved by these exports only fell by 2.5 percent due to prices increasing by 21… Read More

Published on
June 28, 2017

Atlantic salmon production now accounts for 90 percent of the total value achieved by Scottish aquaculture and represents 95 percent of the country’s finfish production, finds a new report looking at the growth of the industry for the 10 years from 2005 through 2015. 

Produced on behalf of Marine Scotland and the Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), “The Value of Aquaculture to Scotland” study states that overall, the co… Read More

Published on
June 20, 2017

Exports of Scottish food and drink totaled GBP 1.2 billion (USD 1.5 billion, EUR 1.4 billion) in the first-quarter of this year, an increase of 11 percent or GBP 124 million (USD 158.6 million, EUR 141.6 million) year-on-year, new government figures have shown.

Whisky and salmon led the export chart in the three-month period with exports of Scotland's national drink achieving a total value of GBP 875.8 million (USD 1.1 billion, EUR 1 billion), up… Read More

Published on
June 13, 2017

While prices for Norway’s farmed Atlantic salmon have fallen since the start of the year – from an average of NOK 72.42 (USD 8.60, EUR 7.67) per kg of fresh fish in the second week of January to NOK 66.02 (USD 7.84, EUR 7) per kg in the first week of June – this latest price was nevertheless 14 percent higher than in corresponding week of last year and 74 percent more than in 2015.

With supplies remaining very tight, future pric… Read More

Published on
June 5, 2017

Farmed salmon that has been certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is now recognized as a “good alternative” (yellow rating) by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program following the release of a new benchmark report.

In the report, Seafood Watch credits the requirements for data collection and performance based standards, including parameters for the responsible use of natural resources, the use of responsible … Read More

Published on
May 30, 2017

The global supply of Atlantic salmon in the first quarter of 2017 declined by 6.3 percent year-on-year when taking into account inventory movements, with the reduction corresponding to 31,600 metric tons (MT) of fish, but there should be some turnaround in the current quarter, expects Faroe Islands-based producer Bakkafrost Group.

In its recently published Q1 2017 results, Bakkafrost states that the market supply of head on gutted (HOG) salmon in… Read More

Published on
May 22, 2017

Alaska’s 2017 Copper River salmon season opened last week with chefs and restaurateurs from all over the United States showing the customary eager anticipation, and the first fish to market commanding very high prices.

Local media covering the first fresh Copper River king salmon of the season to arrive in Seattle via Alaska Airlines reported very high prices for the fish – in excess of USD 60 (EUR 53.73) per pound, with fillets initi… Read More

Published on
May 16, 2017

The overall supply of farmed Atlantic salmon will grow by very little this year, and paired alongside rising demand for the product, this trend will keep average market prices at a high level of around EUR 6.50 (USD 7.14) per kg over the next 12 months, according to Marine Harvest CEO Alf-Helge Aarskog. 

Delivering the Norway-headquartered producer’s first-quarter 2017 results, Aarskog confirmed that overall, the global farmed salmon s… Read More