The price in domestic trading in frozen salmon in Japan, which peaked out late in March, has been declining steadily over the past two months. This is causing Russian sockeye sellers to hold back on price quotes, and also suggests difficulties for Japanese buyers of Alaskan sockeye. Frozen coho from Chile is still trading around 900 yen per kg. for the 4-6 lb fish, but larger sizes have weakened and are now below 800 Yen per Kg, with some sales reported at 770 Yen or lower.
The sales of fillet products have cooled as well, after a period of record high prices.