Published on
July 24, 2017

Spain’s aquaculture industry produced an estimated 292,689 metric tons (MT) of seafood last year, representing a small increase compared with the previous year, although there were some strong shifts in its harvests of seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax) and gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata), finds a new industry study. 

According to the latest annual report from the Spanish Aquaculture Business Association (APROMAR), the total first-sales … Read More


Chris Loew

Published on
July 17, 2017

The results of a catch survey conducted in late June by the Hokkaido Research Institute indicate that Pacific saury landings will be lower than last year, according to a Nikkei Shimbun report... … Read More

Published on
July 5, 2017

Significantly larger volumes of North Sea cod, haddock and whiting may be available to fishermen and processors next year, according to new scientific assessments that confirm the stock levels of these important whitefish species are rising.

The latest annual advice from the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) includes recommended increases for North Sea cod (27 percent), whiting (34 percent), langoustines (7 percent), sa… Read More

Published on
June 28, 2017

Iceland’s whitefish catching sector will be allowed to land more cod and haddock in the new fishing season that gets underway on 1 September 2017, with the Minister of Fisheries deciding to raise the quota for cod by around 11,000 metric tons (MT) to 255,172 MT. At the same time, the country’s haddock total available catch (TAC) is increased for the first time in recent years to a level of 39,890 MT, up more than 5,000 MT compared to … Read More

Published on
June 19, 2017

Iceland’s fishing fleet landed a total of 135,031 metric tons (MT) of seafood products last month, an increase of 27 percent compared with May 2016, thanks to good catches of demersal species and blue whiting. 

According to the latest figures gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries and published by Statistics Iceland, the total demersal catch for May increased by 20 percent year-on-year to 51,358 MT, with a 23 percent jump in the cod … Read More

Published on
June 13, 2017

An overhaul of current fisheries management could result in 87 percent more fish being caught in the Atlantic waters around the United Kingdom, Ireland and the northwest of France if governments stop overfishing, claims marine conservation organization Oceana.

According to its new scientific study, “North Western Waters: Status and Potential Productivity of Fish Stocks,” conducted on the status and potential of fish catches in these E… Read More

Published on
June 5, 2017

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) has issued new scientific advice for Baltic Sea stocks, which highlight that the western Baltic cod (Gadus morhua) stock has not improved for another year with a further downward revision in biomass and upward revision in fishing exploitation rate. 

However the good recruitment in 2016, if protected from overfishing, may help replenish this severely overfished stock, it said.

IC… Read More

Published on
May 30, 2017

The first-sale value of Scottish demersal landings increased by 18 percent last year, reaching GBP 169 million (USD 216.4 million, EUR 193.5 million), based on a total volume of 95,400 metric tons (MT), up 5 percent compared to 2015, according to the latest provisional statistics from Scotland’s Chief Statistician.

Haddock, monkfish and cod are the most valuable demersal fish stocks to the Scottish fleet, in terms of monetary value. The val… Read More

Published on
May 22, 2017

Vietnam’s pangasius exports achieved a total value of USD 371.2 million (EUR 331.7 million) in the first-quarter of this year, an increase of 1.6 percent compared to the corresponding period of 2016.

The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) reported a considerable shift in the importing market structure, with China buying 56.8 percent more pangasius than a year previously. There were also increased shipments to Bra… Read More

Published on
May 16, 2017

While the amount of seafood sold in U.K. retail has decreased over the past year, shoppers have been buying more whitefish, with cod’s popularity growing even further.

For the 12 months ending 25 March 2017, the total volume of seafood sold in the retail channel amounted to just over 327,000 metric tons (MT), a decrease of 0.8 percent year-on-year, while the number of unit sales fell by 0.5 percent to 1.2 billion according to the latest Nie… Read More