Cod collar barbecue (Photo: courtesy The Fish Society)
Frozen cod collars, imports 57% from Russia
Monday, October 19, 2020, 20:00 (GMT + 9)
In September 2020, the import volume of frozen cod collars was 559 tons, up 54% from 362 tons a year earlier year.
The accumulated amount of imports reached 3,576 tons in September, up 6 % from 3,386 tons a year earlier.
The average September import volume from 2015 to 2020 was 398 tons, up about 40 % from 559 tons in 2020, the report showed.
The major exporters of frozen cod collars were the United States and Russia, with about 57 % (2,044 tons) from Russia and 43 % (1,532 tons) from the United States.
The average unit price of frozen cod collars dropped about 26 % in September.
In September 2020, the amount of frozen cod collars was about USD 840,000 and increased by 15% compared to USD 730,000 the previous year.
The average unit price of imports in September is USD 1.49/kg, down about 26% from USD 2.01/kg in the previous year.
Source: Union Forsea Corp.
What are collars? Exactly what the name suggests: a cut from along the fish clavicle, right behind the gills. The collar runs from top to bottom (including stiff pectoral fins along the way), with especially rich meat along the belly, ending in a little fat cap. The cut is anchored to the collarbone, but once cooked it separates nicely--and with no smaller bones to navigate. Collars have long been popular in Asia.
Cod Head With Collarbone.Photo: courtesy G. Ingason Seafood