Prices for Norwegian salmon scheduled for delivery next week moved higher Friday amid "good" demand, market watchers told IntraFish.

Next week will see processing activity increase in the run-up to Chinese New Year, meaning fish over 6 kilograms -- the preferred size in China -- will be hard to find.

As a result, larger fish are attracting strong premiums, one exporter told IntraFish.

The exporter said his group purchased larger fish at NOK 105 (€9.78/$10.30)/kg for the non-China market, but NOK 110 (€10.25/$10.79)/kg