The course of fisheries as per week 2/2018
The second week of the year; - not the busiest in pelagic, and by the end of the week, harsh weather forced the fleet to port.
The fishing started by the beginning of the week West off Vesterålen, and the migration southwards keeps a fairly high speed.
To slow down catching activity, the sales organisation on Wednesday decided to initiate a system for letting vessels wait between 72-108 hrs. following more detailed regulations.
In the forth coming week high activity is still expected from coastal vessel and trawlers. Several purseiners have, however, decided to prepare for the capelin or blue whiting.
Strong winds hampered fishing operations.
High activity for the North Sea herring, while for Atlanto Scandic herring it is nearly over, - especially for the smaller vessels.
Record last week with more than 180 million individual herring being caught.
More than 37.000 MT of Atlanto Scandic herring last week - and some ocean sprat for consumption purposes.
Several challenges in the fisheries for Atlanto Scandic herring.
When weather conditions were not too severe last week; good results for Atlanto Scandic herring, - an increasing number of vessels into the North Sea herring fisheries, giving a better result, - and still some mackerel.