The course of fisheries as per week 16/2018
The season has started for sand eel, - when it comes to blue whiting; just a few trawlers still in operation.
A very good week of blue whiting fishery. Also good catches of capelin later in the week, and finally the last signatures in place so that the fleet could exploit blue whiting quotas where blue whiting in the EU fishery zone.
In Week 13 the toalt blue whiting fishery
switched to full with nearly 57,500 tons caught.
The good fishery has lead to a a little latency for delivery to meal and oil production, both in Norway and Denmark.
The fishing has taken place at Porcupine Bank and
north to the High North. Thursday we received notice
from the buyer in Peterhead that also there was interest for blue
whiting for human consumption.
Price levels are as earlier weeks of consumption from 1.63 NOK up to 1.83 per kilogram.
Upcoming week is expected that fishing activity moves further north to St. Kildafeltet and it gets bigger participation from industrial trawlers.
In week 13 there har only been two vessels in the capeling fishery. The winter fishing of Barents Sea capelin is finallly over. The one catch was a purse seine catch of 850 tonnes the other a coastal boat of 60 tons.
The catching of capelin in the Barents Sea is now terminated, but it was another splendid week for blue whiting.
Pelagia is established in Skagen, Denmark, producing marinated herring.
This season’s best week for blue whiting – and the capelin quota, close to be taken.
On April 3, 2018, the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) will introduce new booking regulations for ordering marine pilots. The regulations will thus be formalized and merged into one set ? Regulations on Compulsory Pilotage.
The season for capelin in the Barents Sea towards an end, but still high activity for blue whiting – if weather is cooperative.
A "marvelous" week for capelin in the Barents Sea, but stormy for the blue whiting vessels.