New prices relative to raw material for meal and oil purposes
Prices relative to raw material for meal and oil purposes as from April 30 2018
Still activity for the blue whiting west of the Hebrides. In the North Sea the fishing is started for the Norway pout.
The results from catching blue whiting have been modest -as we have experienced over the last weeks. The main reason is that relatively few vessels have been participating. Last week 11 vessels reported a total of 10.700 MT.
The catching has been conducted at well-known fields along the edge west off St. Kilda. The fishermen reported good observations from the area and the fishing has periodically been very good.
Of the week's quantity, the main part (8.000 MT) was sold for m&o purposes in Norway and Denmark. The prices have been between NOK 1,96 and 2,14. The remaining quantity (2.700 MT) was sold for consumption purposes in Killybegs and Peterhead. Prices; NOK 2 -2,12.
In the forth coming week the estimated same number of vessels will participate.
This fishing was opened on 1st of April and some expectations are linked to the availability of pout. Some vessels have been along the edge between 59° to 60°N and 640 MT were reported from 3 vessels.
The results are regarded as satisfying this early in the season. The catches are sold for m&o purposes at approx. NOK 2. Also for the pout the activity is expected to be much the same in the forth coming week.
It has been a change in the fishmeal indicator of -2,69 %, the factor between fishoil and rapeoil is reducedfrom 66 to 59, and the oil-indicator is -9,32 %. There will consequently be changes in the minimum prices of raw material for fishmeal and -oil purpose. The new minimum prices for raw material used for fishmeal and -oil apply from 02.04. 2018.
The catching of capelin in the Barents Sea is now terminated, but it was another splendid week for blue whiting.
Pelagia is established in Skagen, Denmark, producing marinated herring.
This season’s best week for blue whiting – and the capelin quota, close to be taken.
On April 3, 2018, the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) will introduce new booking regulations for ordering marine pilots. The regulations will thus be formalized and merged into one set ? Regulations on Compulsory Pilotage.
The season for capelin in the Barents Sea towards an end, but still high activity for blue whiting – if weather is cooperative.