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.
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
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.