The global surimi inventory will continue to be stretched thin, with the United States suffering from a lack of high-value fillets and China and Southeast Asian countries likely remaining hard-hit by COVID lockdowns into next year.

The United States, which supplies Alaskan pollock surimi to the market, has been buoyed through the Alaska B fishing season by an increase in production, thanks to small fillets not being suitable to produce for higher-value items such as pin bone-out (PBO) and deepskin.