JAPAN: Frozen Pacific Ocean Perch Sourcing Shifts to Alaska
Frozen Pacific ocean perch imports were on a downward trend, with a quantity of 30,742 tons in 2013 and the import price peaking at 418 yen/kg ($3.92/kg) in 2015, and 19,394 tons and 332 yen/kg ($3.12/kg) in 2019. Reason for departing from once a famous fishing ground of the North Atlantic Irminger water area is the resource decline and soaring price. Importers considered more inexpensive production and processing areas, reports Minato Shimbun.
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