Estonia: Aquaculture volumes continue to fall, prices continue to rise

by Eurofish
Shelves with fish products in an Estonian supermarket

New data from Estonia’s Department of Statistics show that sales volume of farmed fish fell to 801 tonnes in 2022, down by 50 tonnes in 2021 and the third yearly decline in a row. The average sales price rose to 6 euros per kg in 2022, up from 5 euros per kg a year earlier, and nearly double the average price three years ago. Rainbow trout remains the most farmed and traded fish in Estonia, accounting for 85% of the country’s total farmed fish volume. Trout caviar output reached 2,7 tonnes in 2022, down sharply from the previous year, and the lowest volume in a decade. However, the average price of fish caviar grew by 50% from a year earlier. Crayfish output totaled 0,6 tonnes, down from a 2009 peak of 2,0 tonnes. Besides trout, species produced by Estonian aquaculture include tench, eel, African catfish, carp, common catfish, sturgeon (Siberian and Russian sturgeon), and grass carp.


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