The course of fisheries as per week 41/2018
Finally, a good week for mackerel, giving 52.000 MT with a value of more than 730 million NOK.
Norges Sildesalgslag and Norwegian Seafood Federation have established the following minimum price for blue whiting for consumption purposes as from 20 February 2014:
Mixed Blue Whiting: NOK 1.60 per kg
Blue whiting which is not used for consumption purposes (discard from consumption deliveries), shall at least be paid by NOK 0.60 per kg.
Vessels reporting blue whiting to NSS are obliged to give information about the assortment of their catch based on sampling onboard, which means the share of blue whiting with length:
1) at 25 cm and above (Group 1)
2) below 25 cm (Group 2)
See Circular 03/14 here
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.
An even week for the North Sea herring, a little better for mackerel up north, - and the sand eel season is over.