The course of fisheries as per week 41/2018
Finally, a good week for mackerel, giving 52.000 MT with a value of more than 730 million NOK.
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.
Unusual little of mackerel last week. Better for the North Sea herring – and some sprat and horse mackerel.
Better for the North Sea herring, some horse mackerel for consumption. Still scares of coastal mackerel and “Svanaug Elise” is heading for the Norwegian Sea.
New prices from September 3th 2018
Still difficult conditions for the North Sea herring, - though, the best week so far with more than 20.000 MT registered.
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.