The course of fisheries as per week 42/2018
Another week with lots of mackerel, and a good week for Atlanto Scandic herring - for those participating.
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.
A week dominated by harsh weather.
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.