US salmon market prices and demand may be heading for a sustained period of volatility as suppliers are buffeted by contrasting supply and demand forces amid spikes and troughs in coronavirus infection rates across the country.

This comes as states in the sunbelt region of the country stretching from California to Florida records alarming increases in coronavirus-related deaths.

At the start of the crisis supplies into the US market overwhelmed demand as foodservice businesses collapsed when restaurants, bars and cafes closed under strict lockdown measures aimed at preventing contagion.