The course of fisheries as per week 2/2018
The second week of the year; - not the busiest in pelagic, and by the end of the week, harsh weather forced the fleet to port.
The value of Norwegian seafood exports in the 1st quarter of 2013 totalled NOK 13.4 billion. This is at the same level as in the 1st quarter of 2012. In March, the value of seafood exports totalled NOK 4.6 billion. This is a decrease of 4% or NOK 190 million compared to the same month last year.
"The value of Norwegian Salmon exports has increased due to steep price increases, but at the same time the wild fishing industry has noted a fall in the value of exports in the 1st quarter of the year," says Egil Ove Sundheim, director of market information with the Norwegian Seafood Council. "The large volumes of Norwegian Cod that have been landed during the winter have largely all found their way to market, but at reduced prices. In the current market situation it is particularly important that there is strong growth in the quantity of exports of fresh Norwegian Cod to the EU."
Exports of herring and mackerel down
The value of exports of Norwegian Herring in the 1st quarter of 2013 totalled NOK 812 million. This is a drop of 48% or NOK 741 million compared to the 1st quarter of 2012. In March, the value of Norwegian Herring exports totalled NOK 186 million, a decline of 46% or NOK 156 million from March last year. Russia and Ukraine are the biggest markets for Norwegian Herring.
Mackerel exports in the 1st quarter of 2013 were valued at NOK 478 million, down by 39% or NOK 302 million from the 1st quarter last year. In March, the value of Norwegian Herring exports from Norway totalled NOK 106 million, down by 25% or NOK 36 million compared to the same month last year. China and Russia are the most important mackerel markets.
More information: Norwegian Seafood Export Council in this link:
Strong winds hampered fishing operations.
High activity for the North Sea herring, while for Atlanto Scandic herring it is nearly over, - especially for the smaller vessels.
Record last week with more than 180 million individual herring being caught.
More than 37.000 MT of Atlanto Scandic herring last week - and some ocean sprat for consumption purposes.
Several challenges in the fisheries for Atlanto Scandic herring.
When weather conditions were not too severe last week; good results for Atlanto Scandic herring, - an increasing number of vessels into the North Sea herring fisheries, giving a better result, - and still some mackerel.