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Salmon Pricing Climbs In Build Up To Christmas

As Christmas creeps closer, Beacon supply partner M&J Seafood share insight into fish and seafood trends and price fluctuations for the months ahead.
With smoked Salmon a forever favourite on festive menus and many consumers seeing the health benefits of choosing fish over meat - it is vital for consumers to keep a track of seasonal changes within the fish and seafood market to maximise profits.

M&J Seafood is one of Beacon's long-standing supply partners, with a real passion for seafood and sourcing fish sustainably. They have been in operation for forty years, working 24 hours a day, 6 days a week to bring customers daily, local, fish and seafood landings and the best of the world's catch to your kitchen each morning.  So, what's happening over coming weeks?

Salmon Pricing Set To Increase
Fresh Salmon prices continue to exceed those seen in the same period in 2017 and the start of October sees pricing set to resume a more traditional course, with incremental week on week rises in the gradual run up to Christmas. Salmon harvest weights are normalising in Norway, however we are also seeing increasing levels of sea lice, especially in the West region, which is could in turn result in reduced export volume and additional pressure on prices.

Salmon 1

Fresh Tuna In Abundance
Over coming weeks we should see a small reduction in pricing of fresh Tuna due to supplies returning to full strength. Monsoon season has now fully subsided and Tuna is a great pick for winter menus. Consider barbecuing to add a point of difference.

Tuna Steak

Seasonal Price Increases

Seasonal price rises are expected on Scallops, wild Turbot, Gurnard, Pollack, Whiting, Red Mullet, Lemon Sole, Mackerel, Monkfish following species due to lower landings caused by poorer weather.

We are now approaching the end of season for Dover Sole, Lobster, Flounder, Grey Mullet, Megrim, Sprats - make the most of pricing now and consider switching up menus to improve GP.

View the full seafood report from M&J here.

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