The course of fisheries as per week 26/2018
Still difficult conditions for the North Sea herring, - though, the best week so far with more than 20.000 MT registered.
The result of the pricesetting meeting in Trondheim today, august 14, between Norges Sildesalgslag and FHL resulted in a suspension of the minumum price regime for North Sea Herring for consumption purposes. A new meeting is scheduled for Sep 20th.
For mackerel, the current minimum price regime is being
The two parties agree that the quality of the North Sea Herring in the period from now until mid-Septembes do not qualify for a marketprice that gives Norwegian fishermen enough profit and the minimum price is therefore suspended.
The two parties expect an improved market when the quality of the fish gets better later in the fall.
The two parties will jointly follow pricedevelopment during the suspension period
Around 42 500 tonnes of the Norwegian quota of 145 000 tonnes remains. During this week last year almost 55 000 was left of a smaller 2012 quota of 122 530 tonnes. The average price for North Sea Herring for consumption this year is NOK 4,44.
In the suspension period factories producing fish oil and fish meal will be able to bid in the consumption auctions. The minimum price for herring for oil/meal is not affected.
We like to remind you about this from the Sales Regulations;
Lower minimum prices for raw material for meal and oil purpose
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.
Prices relative to raw material for meal and oil purposes as from June 4 2018
This season’s best week for sand eel, - several vessels with modest volumes of North Sea herring.
Prices relative to raw material for meal and oil purposes as from May 28 2018