A Brief Synopsis of the Current Farmed Salmon Market
The Northeast whole fish market is firm on all sizes; Supplies, especially of smaller to mid-sized fish, are barely adequate. Demand is rated moderate to active.
The Northeast fillet market also continues to firm; supplies are light for an active demand.
The European whole fish market firmed again today as well; supplies are barely adequate for a moderate to active demand.
The European fillet market continues to firm; supplies are light for the spot market and higher still offerings are noted.
The Chilean fillet market adjusted higher on the lower end of quotations on all sizes. Supplies are tight for an active demand.
Product is reported to be light, due in part to an algae bloom in Chile which has affected production, and also a Chilean holiday Wednesday therefore no production yesterday. Still higher offerings and sales are noted on all sizes and the undertone is firm. Market participants also continue to report delays out of Chile averaging around 24 hours.
The Chilean steelhead market is full steady; supplies are barely adequate for a moderate to active demand.
The West Coast whole fish market is firm on smaller fish, 6-8 through 10-12s; supplies are light for an active demand. 12-14s were unchanged, while 14-up fish did adjust lower. Larger whole fish supplies range from fully adequate to adequate depending on individual supply situations.
The West Coast fillet market is firm; supplies are light for an active demand.
Information from the Urner Barry report.