Fish Factor: Salmon prices decline through the season and climb through winter
Salmon prices at wholesale show marked seasonal variations for both wild and farmed fish. It’s a pattern that has been tracked for decades by Urner Barry, the nation’s oldest commodity market watcher in business since 1895. The prices tend to decline through June, July, August and September and they begin rising again from November through the following April or May.
Two things drive the well-established pattern, said market expert John Sackton who publishes Seafood.com, an Urner-Barry partner.
“There’s a growth cycle for farmed salmon when they eat more and grow faster at cer...