Salmon

Published on
April 18, 2017

The high price of Norwegian farmed Atlantic salmon has led to less consumption of the product in EU markets this year, but it’s not putting of consumers in the United States and Asia, according to the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC).

Norway exported 233,000 metric tons (MT) of farmed Atlantic salmon worth NOK 16.1 billion (USD 1.9 billion, EUR 1.8 billion) in the first-quarter of this year, representing a volume increase...… Read More

Published on
April 11, 2017

While as many as 78 percent of Americans say they like the taste of salmon, they eat only 15.9 grams of it per week – just 6 percent of the recommended intake of seafood. Despite this low per capita consumption, the United States is the No. 1 salmon market in the world with a total consumption of 374,400 metric tons (MT) in 2015, and this total would immediately double if the population followed a similar consumption pattern to that of the … Read More

Published on
April 3, 2017

Prices for Norway’s farmed Atlantic salmon have been steadily sliding since the turn of the year – from an average of NOK 72.42 (USD 8.42, EUR 7.89) per kg of fresh fish in the second week of January to NOK 61.98 (USD 7.20, EUR 6.76) per kg in the second week of March. Despite the decline, this latest price was 7 percent higher than in corresponding week of last year and 46 percent more than in 2015.

With supplies staying tight, futur… Read More

Published on
March 27, 2017

Farmed salmon prices in Norway have been falling in recent weeks – fulfilling a common seasonal trend for the post-New Year/pre-Easter period.

Export prices have fallen from an average of around NOK 64 (USD 7.57, EUR 6.94) per kg for February to an expected level of NOK 61 to NOK 62 this week. Nevertheless, these prices are still much higher than a year ago and considerably more than in corresponding periods of preceding ...… Read More

Published on
March 20, 2017

Alaska hatcheries contributed an estimated 24 million salmon to the commercial fishery last year or 22 percent of the statewide harvest of 109 million fish. The latest edition of the Alaska Fisheries Enhancement Annual Report, produced by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) reports that this is the lowest hatchery harvest since 1992, and is primarily due to the low pink salmon returns to Prince William Sound, which on average made … Read More

Published on
March 13, 2017

A new system that regulates salmon farming capacity in Norway will be launched in October this year, confirmed the country’s Fisheries Minister Per Sandberg.

The traffic light system will permit capacity increases in regions where sea lice levels are low, while those regions with a medium or high risk of sea lice infestations could face production cuts. The system will also include regulations on how to control sea lice levels during the six-w… Read More

Published on
March 6, 2017

Norway exported 72,800 metric tons (MT) of farmed Atlantic salmon worth NOK 4.9 billion (USD 580.6 million, EUR 547.9 million) last month. While the volume was on par with February 2016, the value of these exports increased by 16 percent or NOK 692 million (USD 82 million, EUR 77.4 million).

Salmon prices fell slightly in February, but the average price of NOK 64.11 (USD 7.60, EUR 7.17 ...… Read More

Published on
February 27, 2017

The total supply of farmed Atlantic salmon fell by 9.1 percent or 57,100 metric tons (MT) year-on-year to 517,900 MT in the fourth-quarter of last year with only Canada increasing its harvest in the period, according to new figures issued by the Faroe Islands producer Bakkafrost.

Presenting the company’s fourth-quarter 2016 results, Bakkafrost estimated that the supply from Norway decreased 6.5 percent year-on-year to 289,500 MT in the quarter,… Read More

Published on
February 21, 2017

Supplies of farmed Atlantic salmon will remain tight this year thereby keeping average market prices at a high level of around EUR 7.20 (USD 7.64) per kg over the course of the next 12 months, according to Marine Harvest CEO Alf-Helge Aarskog.

Delivering the Norway-headquartered salmon producer’s fourth-quarter 2016 results, Aarskog confirmed that overall, the global farmed salmon supply in the last quarter fell by 10.5 percent or 61,200 metric… Read More

Published on
February 13, 2017

An algal bloom was responsible for the deaths of approximately 170,000 salmon reared in Chile as they were being transported by boat through infested waters.

Some of the fish being transported were headed for harvest and others were smolt heading from freshwater farm sites to grow-out cages in saltwater.

The Chilean government's fishing and aquaculture body Sernapesca has advised that the bloom is not located near any salmon farms but has instead… Read More