Smoked salmon suppliers are jockeying for position ahead of an eventual resumption in the US cruise line business, but remain in the dark on the timeline and the potential volumes that may be purchased.

For the past year, a fog of uncertainty has hung over smoked salmon's once-booming cruise line market.

"I can only read the tea leaves like everyone else reads the tea leaves," one prominent supplier to the cruise line sector told IntraFish about the potential resumption of cruises.