Japan: August Hokkaido Surimi Production Slow, Inventory Small
The production of land-based surimi from Hokkaido in August, announced by the National Surimi Manufacturers Association on September 24, dropped sharply to the same level as the previous year due to the seasonal shortage of Alaska pollock due to the summer fishing closure. Shipments have halved as production has plummeted, and end-of-month inventories have plummeted to just 15% of the same period last year, reported Suisan Keizai.
The August production in Hokkaido was only 238 tons for Alaska pollock surimi. In the same month of the previous year...
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