Portuguese seafood group Soguima said current trading conditions remain difficult despite a strong Easter for its salted cod brand, Reymar.

"The market is not easy ... there is a lack of product," Soguima Commercial Director Sidonia Barros told IntraFish at the Seafood Expo Global trade fair in Barcelona.

The situation is complicated by the global shipping container crisis and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which has forced up prices.

Over the past two years, the seafood industry has suffered from soaring shipping rates and reduced shipping options, as firms from all industries have battled for space aboard vessels.