Not long ago, UK producers of smoked salmon were experiencing something of a boom as pandemic-related closures had consumers turning to retail for seafood they once enjoyed mainly at restaurants.

Now, however, the rising costs of fuel, energy and feed – as well as the reduced availability of fish globally – have coalesced to push salmon prices to record highs. At just under NOK 130 (€13.50/$14.50) per kilo for the larger-sized fish in Norway, prices have almost doubled in just a few months.