Published on
April 18, 2017

The turnaround of New Zealand’s orange roughy fishery – long-hailed as a classic example of overfishing – has been detailed in a new book, “Roughy on the Rise,” written by Tim Pankhurst, chief executive of Seafood New Zealand. 

The book tells the story of the decline of the stocks through overfishing in the 1980s to the fisheries management that last year saw the fishery gain Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) sus… Read More

Published on
April 11, 2017

Norway’s whitefish exporters shipped 129,000 metric tons (MT) of cod, saithe, haddock and other groundfish in the first-quarter of this year, achieving a total export value of NOK 4.2 billion (USD 486.2 million, EUR 459.2 million) in the period. These totals represent year-on-year increases of 5 percent in volume and 6 percent in value.

The biggest increase was in the frozen product segment, particularly frozen whole fish, but there was als… Read More

Published on
April 3, 2017

Farm gate prices for pangasius in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta have climbed to VND 27,000 (USD 1.19, EUR 1.11) per kg, representing the highest level achieved in recent years.

The peak level was confirmed last week at a seminar in Can Tho City, but Dr. Vo Hung Dung, standing deputy chairman of the Vietnam Pangasius Association, said it was still difficult to forecast future price movements because of a sharp reduction in the availability of juven… Read More

Published on
March 27, 2017

Poor growing weather – mainly heavy rainfall and cold temperatures – has put a big hole in Vietnam’s pangasius production this year and is directly responsible for a surge in prices, while a lot of unfavorable media attention has cast a shadow over the species in a number of key markets.

The depleted supply and strong demand from China has seen processors pay as much as VND 26,000 (USD 1.14, EUR 1.07) per ...… Read More

Published on
March 20, 2017

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) has demanded that the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) retracts “misleading comments” about the sustainability of North Sea and west of Scotland haddock stocks.

The latest seafood ratings on the charity’s Good Fish Guide have seen three haddock fisheries in the North Sea and west of Scotland area downgraded due to a change in scientific advice, meaning the fish is no longer on its recommended gr… Read More

Published on
March 13, 2017

While the amount of seafood sold in U.K. retail has remained at a stable level over the past year, shoppers have been buying more whitefish, with cod and haddock leading the way.

For the 12 months ending 28 January 2017, the total volume of seafood sold in the retail channel amounted to 328,794 metric tons (MT), a decrease of 0.1 percent year-on-year, while the number of unit sales increased by 0.1 ...… Read More

Published on
March 6, 2017

Prices paid for pangasius raw material in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta have steadily increased this year in line with a declining supply, confirmed the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).

Processors have been paying between VND 23,000 (USD 1.01, EUR 0.95) and VND 26,000 (USD 1.14, EUR 1.07) per kg, an increase of VND 1,000 (USD 0.04, EUR 0.04) to VND 3,000 (USD ...… Read More

Published on
February 27, 2017

Pangasius exporters from Vietnam achieved sales totaling USD 1.7 billion (EUR 1.6 billion) in 2016, an increase of 9.6 percent compared with the previous year, with strong growth in both the U.S. and China markets, but the declining sales trend to the EU continued.

The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) reported that the country’s pangasius exports to the United States reached USD 100.6 million (EUR 95 million) in th… Read More

Published on
February 21, 2017

After nine weeks of industrial action, Icelandic fishermen are back at sea this week and fresh supplies of the country’s whitefish are expected to start reaching key markets within 10 days to a fortnight.

The Icelandic fishing fleet had been tied up since mid-December amid a long running dispute over pay and work conditions. Therefore, news that an agreement had been reached by all sides involved was gratefully received by whitefish traders in … Read More

Published on
February 13, 2017

Norway exported 4,000 metric tons (MT) of fresh cod, including premium skrei, with a value of NOK 187 million (USD 22.3 million, EUR 21 million) last month. In volume terms, this trade was 1,100 MT less than in January 2016, but thanks to an 18 percent increase in the average price, the total value of these exports fell by just 8 percent or NOK 15 million (USD 1.8 million, EUR 1.7 million).

Skrei exports totaled 391 MT for the month, which repres… Read More