Chile salmon prices rose by more than 50% - to $ 5,4 per pound - due to the blooming of poisonous algae, the Financial Times reported.
Flowering, presumably caused by rising sea temperatures, began at the beginning of 2016.
As a result, 25 million fish died.
Also, the record set prices for salmon in Norway - there they rose above $ 7,35 per kilogram. Now prices in Chile and Norway have slightly decreased, but they will remain high, as the demand for salmon remains high.
Chile is the second largest producer of salmon in the world, with Norway ranking first, with about a quarter of the world's salmon.
Analysts expect, reports RNS, that this year the production of salmon in Chile will be reduced by 20 – 25% and will remain at the same level in the 2017 year. At the same time, salmon production in Norway will be reduced due to fish lice that hit the population last year. Overall, global salmon production will decline by 5 – 10% in 2016.
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