The course of fisheries as per week 3/2019
Finally catches of better sized herring west of Lofoten, and a lot of mackerel from west.
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The value of Norway's exports of pelagic fish totalled NOK 6.5 billion in 2013. This is a downturn of 18 percent compared to the previous year.
Exports of herring in 2013 were valued at NOK 3.1 billion. This
is a decline of 26 percent from the previous year. The value of
mackerel exports totalled NOK 2.9 billion, down by 4 percent
compared to 2012.
"The decline in the value of exports is mainly the result of reduced quotas and lower prices for herring," says senior analyst Kristin Lien from the Norwegian Seafood Council.
The biggest market for pelagic fish in 2013 was Russia, followed by Japan, China and Lithuania.
"Whereas exports to markets in Asia have shown growth, exports to the traditional herring markets in eastern Europe and the EU are down," adds Kristin Lien.
The biggest market for frozen whole herring is Russia, with an export volume of 77,000 tonnes, up by 29 percent from the previous year. Ukraine is the second biggest with an export volume of 40,000 tonnes, down by 32 percent, followed by Lithuania with 36,000 tonnes, up by 38 percent compared to 2012.
In 2013, the volume of exports of frozen herring fillet products totalled 101,000 tonnes, a decline of 24 percent from the previous year. The average price of frozen herring fillet products in 2013 was NOK 12.18, down by 15 percent compared to 2012.
The biggest market for frozen herring fillet products is Germany with an export volume of 27,000 tonnes, down by 42 percent from the previous year. The second biggest market is Russia with an export volume of 22,000 tonnes, down by 25 percent, followed by Poland with an export volume of 17,000 tonnes, down by 5 percent compared with the previous year.
In 2018 Norges Sildesalgslag sold more than 1.6 million MT of fish for a value of approximately 7,9 billion NOK and we a looking forward to an exciting new year
and a Happy New Year!
Recent changes show 2,23% in the fish meal indicator and 13,09% in the oil indicator after the correction in the comparison between fish oil and rape seed oil
Recent changes show 2,49% in the fish meal indicator and 3,00% in the oil indicator after the correction in the comparison between fish oil and rape seed oil
The weather has played a central role in fisheries last week
Still herring activity in Kvænangen.