Farmed salmon prices in Norway and Scotland are currently at phenomenally high levels presenting a whole range of additional problems for wholesalers and suppliers who are already battling other forms of inflation.

This week prices are approaching as much as NOK 130 (€13.50/$14.50) per kilo for the larger sized fish in Norway and £11 (€13.10/$14.10) per kilo in Scotland, almost double the level a few months ago.

While this might be welcome news for salmon producers -- just last week Norwegian salmon giant Mowi announced its earnings doubled in the first quarter -- smaller players buying the fish such as smokers and wholesalers, are struggling.