The course of fisheries as per week 49/2018
Still herring activity in Kvænangen.
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
With last night’s registration of 2200 MT, which is to be delivered in Ellingsøy, Norway, the vessel from Shetland has delivered over 8500 MT in less than two weeks
Even higher volume of Atlanto Scandic herring compared to the foregoing week, and as much as 565 MT of sprat, mostly from the Trondheim Fjord.
Good weather in the Norwegian Sea resulted in this year’s best herring week, - and the good news; sprat catching in the Trondheim Fjord.
Fish-auctions guarantee free competition and equal playing fields for all parties in the race for access to valuable fish-resources
This year’s mackerel quota is close to be finished, while the Atlanto Scandic herring fisheries stopped last week due to weather.
Recent changes show -0,21% in the fish meal indicator and 2,85 % in the oil indicator after the correction in the comparison between fish oil and rape seed oil.