Atlantic Salmon Market Will Continue To Rise |

Atlantic Salmon Market Will Continue To Rise

Chile, still recovering from last year's farmed fish virus epidemic, is the biggest supplier of farmed salmon to the U.S. Last week's horrendous earthquake spared the southern region where most of the fish farming occurs, so they are trying to get fish to markets. But the fresh salmon must be driven in refrigerated trucks for nearly 600 miles along a badly damaged road to Santiago where it's flown out to the U.S. and elsewhere. No one knows how long it will take to make road and bridge repairs, but industry watchers say it will reduce salmon supplies and impact prices. The transportation issue follows an 80% shortfall in salmon shipments already, caused by a deadly virus in Chile's salmon farms over the past couple of years.


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