It's a tale of two markets when it comes to pollock prices in the United States and Europe.

While major quick-service restaurants (QSR) in the United States have largely secured their deepskin pollock fillet blocks to meet booming domestic demand, companies in Europe have remained in a wait-and-see mode, hoping Russia will be able to fulfill pinbone-out (PBO) pollock contracts at a lower price.

PBO fillets are currently selling at around $5,000 (€4,660) per metric ton, several US-based Alaska pollock sources confirmed with IntraFish.