EP 442 | AIRED 06/17/2019
Halibut Market Update: China, Russia, North America
June 17th, 2019 --- On the West Coast, fresh Halibut sales continue to command the marketplace.
2019 Alaska Salmon Commercial Harvest Counter
(Harvest in thousands of fish)
Not many processors on the west coast are freezing Halibut H&G and any product not being sold fresh is being frozen in the fletch form.
There is quite a broad range in pricing between single and twice frozen fletches.
Twice frozen fletches have been seen as low as $8.60/lb USD to has high as $14.95/lb USD for single frozen Halibut Fletches.
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Official June landing reports from the International Pacific Halibut Commission show that about 30 percent of the fishing limits has been harvested.
The Pacific Halibut fishery opened March 15th, 2019 and runs until November 7th, 2019.
Fishery openings are currently only in IPHC Regulatory Areas 2B in British Columbia and Areas 2C, 3 and 4 in Alaska.
Area 2A for California, Oregon, and Washington has not yet been opened but the IPHC has confirmed two fishing periods of June 26th and July 10th.
--- Now onto Russian Halibut.
Russian Halibut is caught as bycatch; the fishing happens all year long with the peak season happening from June to September.
Over the last two months, Russian Halibut pricing in China has dropped over 50 percent from $15.00/kg.
Plants we have been in contact with are saying they don't have much inventory because Halibut is such as high value item.
Even with Russian Halibut at their current price, plants are saying demand is still not very strong.
This is partially because of tariffs as well as the uncertainty of harvest volumes for Russian Halibut.
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