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.
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
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.