Alaska Fish Factor

 U.S demand for wild salmon continues to increase 


January 31, 2019

Heading into the 2019 salmon season markets are looking good as global demand exceeds supply.

That’s due in part to constraints on the world’s biggest producers of farmed Atlantic salmon – Norway and Chile. While farmed production continues to tick upwards, growth in both countries is limited as to the maximum amount of fish regulations permit them to have in the water.

Chile also is still recovering from a deadly virus that wiped out millions of fish in 2016, and Norway is battling pervasive sea lice issues. All told, the days appear to be over when both countries could count on doub...

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