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.
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.
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.