Supplies of king crab and snow crab have fallen in recent years, resulting in historically high prices despite a deep recession in the United States. King crab supplies declined by 58 percent from 2007 to 2010 and will decline further in 2011. Wholesale prices jumped in reaction to the news of a lower TAC for Alaska's biggest king crab fishery. READ MORE
Global whitefish production reached 10.8 million metric tons (round weight) in 2011. The supply of wild species is expected to increase further in 2012, albeit at a slower pace than in 2011. READ MORE
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