Chilean salmon exporters experienced mixed fortunes in their three main markets -- the United States, Brazil and Japan -- in the third quarter, according to Chile Salmon Council data.

Shipments to the United States slipped 2 percent from a year earlier to 59,826 metric tons as US retail seafood sales continued to decline despite competitive price cuts

A lack of market pull has blown up the traditional supply dynamic, leaving many seafood suppliers in precarious financial positions.