The course of fisheries as per week 37/2018
Unusual little of mackerel last week. Better for the North Sea herring – and some sprat and horse mackerel.
Two - three days resulted in good catches of herring and mackerel. Otherwise this week has been a quiet week, thanks to the poor weather conditions.
Nearly 17.000 MT of herring has been caught this week, in the area 150 nautical miles northwest of the Lofotodden. About 13.000 MT of the herring was caught in this area, while 2.300 MT was taken further north.
On the coastal line the poor weather has reduced the totalt weekly catch to only 850 MT. One vessel from the Faroe Island has reported 600 MT.
This size has an average of 210 grams. And the pricelevel is average 6,85 NOK.
In the North Sea the activity has been low.
The mackerel fishery for the Norwegian fleet is coming to an end. Only a few vessels still have remaining quotas.
This week the fish has been unavailable for Norwegian vessels. This has resulted in only 9.800 MT, and foreign vessels has reported 6.250 MT of this quanta.
The average prize of the week in total is 7,47 NOK
The fishing for horsemackerel had no upswing this week. The total report for the 38 catches is in total 1.300 MT. In essence this is caught on Møre. The average weekly prize is 7,03 NOK
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.
Last week: The North Sea herring widespread, and the very first catch of mackerel in the north.
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The North Sea herring fisheries in progress, but results do not reflect the efforts made. The very first catches of matjes herring have been displayed in Egersund.