Industry Outlooks

Published on
December 1, 2017

Tuna exports from Vietnam achieved a total value of USD 376 million (EUR 315.6 million) in the first eight months of this year, an increase of 21 percent compared to the corresponding period of 2016...… Read More

Published on
November 30, 2017
Canada salmon farm

Canada’s farmed seafood production last year totaled 200,565 metric tons (MT) achieving revenues of more than CAD 1.3 billion USD 1 billion, EUR 852.5 million), which were...… Read More

Published on
November 17, 2017

The global supply of Atlantic salmon increased by 10 percent year-on-year in the third-quarter of 2017 to reach a level of around 588,300 metric tons (MT), and a similar increase is also expected in the fourth-quarter...… Read More

Published on
November 15, 2017
herring

The Icelandic fishing fleet caught 114,258 metric tons (MT) of seafood last month, an increase of 40 percent compared with October 2016...… Read More

Published on
November 10, 2017
mackerel

Norwegian seafood exporters shipped 275,000 metric tons (MT) of fisheries and aquaculture products worth NOK 9.1 billion (USD 1.1 billion, EUR 961.5 million) to overseas markets last month, with the volume and value declining by 5 percent and 3 percent respectively compared with October 2016.

Despite the reduction, Norway’s total seafood exports for the first 10 months of 2017 amounted to 2.1 million MT worth NOK 77.6 billion (USD 9.6 billi… Read More

Published on
November 7, 2017
Scottish salmon

There is strong business confidence in Scotland’s salmon farming industry with employment up by 13 percent, capital investment staying at GBP 63 million (USD 82.8 million, EUR 71.6 million) for the second year running and more than GBP 390 million (USD 512.7 million, EUR 443.3 million) spent in the supply chain, finds a new report compiled by the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO).

SSPO said the economic impact is particularly ev… Read More

Published on
November 3, 2017
bigeye tuna

Landings of tuna by U.S. fishermen at ports in the United States, American Samoa, other U.S. territories and foreign ports last year totaled 474.5 million pounds (215,230 metric tons – MT), representing a decrease of more than 129 million pounds (58,513 MT) or 21 percent compared to 2015, according to NOAA Fisheries’ new Fisheries of the United States 2016 report.

Despite the volume decline, the overall catch value increased by USD 12… Read More

Published on
November 3, 2017
skipjack tuna

Of all the caught worldwide in 2015, 78 percent came from stocks at healthy levels, an increase of 2 percent since last reported in February this year, finds the latest update of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) “Status of the Stocks” report.

The NGO attributes the improvement to the fact that skipjack stocks contribute more than half of the global tuna catch, and they are all in a healthy situation...… Read More

Published on
October 31, 2017
mackerel

The total value of fish and shellfish caught by Icelandic vessels in July amounted to ISK 8.3 billion (USD 79.1 million, EUR 68 million), down almost 12 percent compared with a year previously. Reduced earnings were seen in both its pelagic and demersal landings, but greater values were achieved in the flatfish and shellfish categories, according to the latest figures from Statistics Iceland. 

Iceland’s demersal catch value for the afo… Read More

Published on
October 27, 2017
Vietnam shrimp

Vietnam exported USD 2.3 billion (EUR 1.9 billion) worth of shrimp in the first eight months of this year, representing an increase of 21.3 percent year-on-year.

The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) said that the trade growth is the result of a larger shrimp farming area and the subsequent increase in yield. More than 679,000 hectares (up 4.2 percent) of brackish water was dedicated to shrimp farming in the January t… Read More