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Between January−March 2017 and January−March 2018,
both Poland and Sweden saw growth in first-sales value and volume.

The increases were mainly due to herring’s sales. In the same period, first-sales decline in both value and volume occurred in Estonia, France, Italy, Latvia,
Portugal, and the UK.

Compared to the same period last year

Increases in value and volume: Poland and Sweden experienced growth in first-sales value and volume. In Poland, first sales grew by 1% in value and 11% in volume, due mainly to high supply of herring. In Sweden, first- sales significantly rose mainly because of high catches of herring and sprat.

Decreases in value and volume: Total first-sales value dropped in Estonia, France, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, and the UK. The decrease in first sales was particularly high for Latvia, which saw lower sales of one of the main species, sprat, and for the United Kingdom, where value decreased due to lower sales of high-valued scallop, whereas volume decreased because of low mackerel harvests.

In Sweden

In Sweden, first-sales growth in value and volume in January–March 2018 was caused mainly by herring, Northern shrimp, sprat, saithe and Norway lobster. In March 2018, higher first-sales values of herring, Norway lobster and to a lesser extent sprat contributed to the continuation of the overall increase in value and volume.

The added supply of herring and Norway lobster drove its average prices down by 22% and 29% in March 2018 from a year earlier.

Global highlights

FAO / Globefish / Supply: In 2017, there was an increase in the global production of fishmeal and fish oil, mainly in Peru, Chile, and the Nordic countries, particularly Denmark, Iceland and Norway, where landings of the small pelagics used for production of fishmeal and fish oil have gone up. Peru is the main producer and exporter, whereas China is the main market of fishmeal and fish oil, followed by Norway34.

Norway / Supply: In January-April 2018, Norway exported 927.000 tonnes of seafood worth EUR 3,3 billion. The volume is the same as last year, while values have increased by 2%, compared with the first four months of 2017. In April, Norway exported 172.000 tonnes of seafood. Exported volumes decreased by 4%, while values increased by 12%. Of the main species, salmon, herring, prawns and trout exports increased, while mackerel exports decreased35.

Vietnam / Supply: Positive factors in the first months of 2018, such as the weather, high yield, strong demand as well as stable shrimp prices contributed to growth in Vietnam’s shrimp production and exports. Exports in the first two months of 2018 reached EUR 368 million, increasing by 17% over the same period in 2017. The EU was the largest importer of Vietnamese shrimp, accounting for 19% of Vietnam’s shrimp exports36.
Iceland / Supply: The value of catch from Icelandic vessels in January 2018 was EUR 70 million with a demersal catch of EUR 55 million, and a pelagic catch (mostly capelin) worth EUR 12 million. The value of flatfish was nearly EUR 4,6 million and the value of shellfish was 0,12 million. Total value of the catch in the 12-month period from February 2017 to January 2018 was just over EUR 95 million, which is a 6% decrease compared with the same period a year earlier37.

ICTSD / WTO / Sustainability: The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development has recently published a publication Overfishing, Overfished Stocks, and the Current WTO Negotiations on Fisheries Subsidies which aims to clarify key fisheries management concepts relevant to the ongoing World Trade Organisation (WTO) negotiations on fisheries subsidies38.

EU / Africa / IUU: A five-year EU funded PESCAO project, a programme to tackle Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing activities in Western Africa, kicked-off in early May. The PESCAO project, funded with EUR 15 million under the European Development Fund (EDF), aims to improve regional fisheries governance in Western Africa. This will include developing a regional fishing policy, putting in place regional coordination against IUU fishing and improving fish stock management at regional level39.

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