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.
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.
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.