The course of fisheries as per week 41/2018
Finally, a good week for mackerel, giving 52.000 MT with a value of more than 730 million NOK.
Quantity of Atlanto Scandic herring divided compared to last week,- increased volumes for North Sea herring while the catching of mackerel has ceased.
Atlanto Scandic herring
Just 16.500 MT were delivered last week. The main part was taken at the fields off Tromsø, but some catches also west of Lofoten and Vesterålen. There have been just a few vessels involved this late in the season when most vessels have already finished their quotas.
North Sea herring
9.500 MT were landed last week. The catching was performed at "the Reef" west of Egersund and further in an area close to the Vestbanken. 7.500 MT have been delivered for reduction purposes as the size of the herring has been small and not very suitable for consumption purposes.
Following some weeks without catching horse mackerel, two catches were taken totalling 250 MT at Bualandet. Some additional vessels joined, but there were no more than these two catches last week. The size; well above 500 g, and the catches were sold at approx. 11 NOK/kg at the auction. The market demand is very good in Japan.
2.200 MT of Norway pout were delivered in Egersund and Hanstholm for reduction purposes last week, mainly on contract. With 3.600 MT as a grand total so far this year, the quantity is now above what was seen in 2011.
53 MT of coastal sprat were taken in the Oslofjorden and delivered in Sweden.
110 MT of ocean sprat were taken by two vessels in the south-western part of the North Sea and delivered at Karmsund.
Unusual little of mackerel last week. Better for the North Sea herring – and some sprat and horse mackerel.
Better for the North Sea herring, some horse mackerel for consumption. Still scares of coastal mackerel and “Svanaug Elise” is heading for the Norwegian Sea.
New prices from September 3th 2018
Still difficult conditions for the North Sea herring, - though, the best week so far with more than 20.000 MT registered.
The North Sea herring is still widespread, – and miserable weather condition for the mackerel up north.
An even week for the North Sea herring, a little better for mackerel up north, - and the sand eel season is over.