As we enter the second half of the year US retail seafood sales remain sluggish, but there are signs that lower wholesale prices are beginning to make their way through the supply chain, which could invigorate consumer spending in the months ahead.

The volume of seafood sales in July was largely flat versus a year ago, while the value of these sales was weaker, reflecting a mix of stagnant demand and falling consumer prices.

US retail sales of fresh seafood in July of just over $483 million (€444 million) fell 4.8