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.
Another good week for the blue whiting - the capelin season in the Barents Sea towards an end -and just a moderate yield for the Atlanto Scandic herring in Rogaland County.
Again a very good week for the blue whiting and most vessels have been able to get their loads in a short time. Last week's quantity reached almost 29.000 MT. Of this quantity 9.300 MT were registered for consumption purposes and delivered in Killybegs, while the remaining part was delivered in Norway and Denmark for meal&oil purposes.
Last week the fishing was again performed north and north east of the Porcupine Bank. The size of the fish meant for consumption varied from 140 -220 g. The price level was from NOK 1,94 - NOK 2,14 with an average at NOK 2,07. For meal&oil the price level in Norway has been NOK 1,94 while in Denmark the price has been 10 øre higher. 63.070 MT is now left of the total quota.
Capelin in the Barents Sea
Following the fact that the capelin season is close to be finished, the quantities registered were modest last week. - Just some 9.100 MT were reported for sale. Weather conditions have however, caused the fishing to take some time, and swift changes in weather resulted also in damages to both vessels and equipment. Last week's prices for consumption were from NOK 1,80 to 2,03 (average: NOK 1,95). For m&o the prices were from NOK 1,55 to 1,88 (average; NOK 1,80). The last catches are expected to be taken in a couple of days.
Atlanto Scandic herring
The season is at its best closing, - or more likely already finished.
Most of the herring has now finished spawning.
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