US pollock industry faces ‘perfect storm’ on roe, blocks, surimi, and, the Russian’s are coming!

Disappointing prices and lower volumes on the roe auctions of last weekend are the latest headache for the US Alaska pollock industry, which is also facing soft markets for its other core products. “It’s the worst environment for over a decade, maybe more,” said one source with a Seattle-based supplier. “The roe auctions were a disaster,” the source told Undercurrent News. “Then, you have weaker markets for blocks in Europe and also surimi in Japan. It’s going to be one tough year.” continue

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