Strong Fresh Salmon Prices, Alaska's Historically Poor Pink Run Send Frozen Market to Record Level
SEAFOODNEWS.COM by Michael Ramsingh - January 26, 2017
Prices for imported frozen salmon from Chile are now at all-time record high levels in January according to Urner Barry. This is a function of more limited farmed production from both Chilean and European suppliers, in addition to Alaska’s historically poor pink salmon run in 2016.
Average frozen salmon fillet prices for Chilean portions and fillets in the US market reached $6.56 per pound last week according to Urner Barry calculations. This is over a dollar higher from this item’s previous record high price, which was set in 2014...
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