Norwegian salmon farmers Salmar and Mowi led the charge on Friday as salmon producers recovered more than half their market value lost a day earlier when exchanges around the world suffered their worst single day in more than three decades.

Salmon farmers clawed back more than $1.3 billion (€1.17 billion) of their market value after seeing $2 billion wiped off on Thursday.

Markets around the world suffered sharp losses after President Donald Trump announced a travel ban from Europe and as increasingly draconian measures were taken globally to control the spread of the coronavirus.

Salmar's share price closed Friday trading at 10.8 percent higher at NOK 407.90 (€36.36/$40.23) on the Oslo Stock Exchange, adding $443 million to the company's value.

At the same time the world's largest salmon farmer, Mowi, saw its market capitalization rise by $365 million, supported by a 7 percent increase in its share price to NOK 177 (€15.80/$17.45).

Faroese salmon farmer Bakkafrost benefited from a 7 percent share price increase, hoisting the company's value by $195 million. Recent share price drops followed an announcement over the weekend that a severe storm damage had caused the loss of around 1 million salmon to the Faroese firm.

The value of Leroy Seafood rose by $186 million as its share price reversed a 6 percent fall from a day earlier.

Land-based salmon farmer Atlantic Sapphire restored $35 million to its market value following recent triple figure losses after shares were dragged down by stock market falls and the loss of 227,000 fish.

Chilean salmon producer Salmones Camanchaca added $52 million to its value, rising 17 percent, while Norway Royal Salmon also saw a slight increase.

On the Santiago market, Multiexport and Blumar were cheered as their share prices rose 2.8 percent and 1.5 percent, respectively, at the close of business.