Producer Prices for Fish 2011
In 2011, the producer prices of Baltic herring, which is the most common species in commercial catches in Finland, showed some increase on the previous year. The average price paid to fishermen for Baltic herring for human consumption was EUR 0.24/kg. The bulk of that was exported. The average price paid for Baltic herring for industrial use as feed was EUR 0.16/kg.
The producer price for wild salmon also showed some increase, at EUR 5.38/kg. The price of farmed rainbow trout, EUR 4.00/kg was nearly equal to that of the previous year. The price of farmed European whitefish decreased to EUR 8.47/kg.
The price of pike perch has seen an increase over the last ten years. However, in 2011 the average price of pike perch showed a slight decrease and stood at EUR 4.90/kg. The price of wild European whitefish was EUR 4.48/kg. The price of European whitefish depends on its size. The average price for large whitefish (over 800 g in size-class I) was EUR 5.83/kg, while the average price for small whitefish (under 250 g, size-class IV) was EUR 3.18/kg.
The price of vendace, perch and pike all increased. The average price paid to fishermen for vendace was EUR 2.36/kg in the open sea and EUR 2.74/kg in inland waters. The average price was EUR 1.78/kg for perch and EUR 1.42/kg for pike. The average price for sprat was EUR 0.17/kg.
The listed producer prices do not include VAT, which was 13% for fish in 2011. The average prices for European whitefish, salmon, rainbow trout and brown trout refer to gutted fish, the other species to ungutted.