The course of fisheries as per week 3/2018
Not a bad week – despite the herring stays deep.
Around Lofoten some smaller coastal vessels have been catching Norwegian Spring Herring, about 1 000 tonnes in total. The is relatively big fish, ranging from 300 to 370 grams on the average.
Christmas coming up affects the activities. But some vessels fishing Atlanto Scandic herring is still in operation.
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.