Cancelled strike is good news for whitefish buyers

European whitefish buyers have taken a large collective sigh of relief following the decision taken by the Icelandic fishing fleet to end its strike after just a few days.

There were strong fears in the market that the industrial action over crew manning levels on pelagic and whitefish vessels, which began at 2300 on 10 November, would quickly lead to price hikes for fresh fish, particularly cod and haddock, as the volumes coming out of Norway are low at this time of year.

However, continued n…

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