Near-record farmed salmon prices seen over the past year are too high, one of the most senior salmon industry executives said.

"Even I could say the prices are too high to have a fair distribution of profits in the value chain," Cermaq Global CEO Steven Rafferty told IntraFish at the Seafood Global Expo in Barcelona last week.

Prices moved to a record high in May last year when they averaged NOK 125 (€11.41/$12.03)