Consumption Trends

Published on
November 27, 2017

The EU continues to be the world’s No. 1 consumer of fishery and aquaculture products with last year’s total household seafood spend reaching EUR 54.8 billion (USD 65.1 billion), the highest amount ever...… Read More

Published on
November 13, 2017
Scottish salmon

Exports of Scottish salmon for the first nine months of this year achieved a total value of GBP 483 million (USD 632.1 million, EUR 542.7 million), representing an increase of 56 percent year-on-year, according to new figures published by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

In the past three months alone, 21,000 metric tons (MT) of fresh salmon worth...… Read More

Published on
November 2, 2017

The estimated U.S. consumption of fish and shellfish was 14.9 pounds (6.8kg) in 2016, representing a decrease of 0.6 pounds (272g) compared to the previous year, according to NOAA Fisheries’ new Fisheries of the United States 2016 report.

The decline is attributed to small decreases in the consumption of fresh and frozen seafood and canned seafood. However, the report highlights that the overall reduction follows three years of increases in… Read More

Published on
October 31, 2017

The EU28’s total fish supply for human consumption increased by 254,000 metric tons (MT) or 1.8 percent last year to more than 14.4 million MT, which is close to the highest level seen in 25 years, finds the latest edition of the annual Finfish Study, compiled by AIPCE-CEP, the EU Fish Processors and Traders Association.

AIPCE-CEP calculated that the net EU domestic fish supply for food use amounted to 5.2 million MT, up 0.8 percent, while … Read More

Published on
October 25, 2017
seafood restaurant

Overall, the EU’s production and consumption of animal protein has increased strongly in recent years, but while growth has been seen in the bloc’s seafood harvest, its per capita consumption of fish has decreased, finds the latest analysis from the European Commission’s European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA).

EUMOFA reported that EU beef production increased from 7.2 million metric tons (MT)… Read More

Published on
October 13, 2017
Asda trout

The decline of trout aquaculture in the United Kingdom is in stark contrast to the growth of the country’s booming salmon sector and could disappear entirely within the next 20 years if it doesn’t reinvent itself, suggests research conducted by Dimitar Taskov from the Institute of Aquaculture at the University of Stirling.

By far the biggest cause of trout’s demise is the shrinking consumer demand for its main product – wh… Read More

Published on
October 6, 2017
METRO fish counter

Comprising a market of some 500 million consumers spending EUR 55 billion (USD 64.5 billion) on seafood, the European Union continues to be the world’s biggest market for fishery and aquaculture products. But more money is being spent on less fish, which presents a real opportunity for aquaculture to make significant market inroads, believes Chiara Bacci, policy officer in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Aff… Read More

Published on
September 22, 2017
Organic seabream

The EU produced 50,637 metric tons (MT) of organic seafood in 2015, representing almost 4 percent of the bloc’s total aquaculture production, finds a study compiled by the European Commission’s European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA).

EUMOFA’s “EU Organic Aquaculture” report finds that the main species produced under organic standards are salmon (16,000 MT), mussels (20,000 MT), ca… Read More

Published on
September 19, 2017
UK mackerel

Significantly greater volumes of mackerel caught by the U.K. pelagic fleet went to Nigeria last year, with the importing country also paying much more for the fish than in 2015.

According to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) finalized seafood trade statistics for 2016, Nigeria imported more than 12,685 metric tons (MT) of U.K.-landed mackerel worth over GBP 10.7 million (USD 14.4 million, EUR 12 million) last year, representing year… Read More

Published on
August 23, 2017
seafood restaurant

The British public has been eating out more often and spending more money over the past 12 months, with a significant upturn seen in seafood sales, finds the latest foodservice quarterly report prepared by the NPD Group Inc. on behalf of the U.K. Seafish Authority. 

According to the new analysis, the total out of home (OOH) spend on all meals for the 12 months that ended June 2017 exceeded GBP 54.4 billion (USD 69.6 billion, EUR 59.1 billion… Read More