The course of fisheries as per week 14/2018
Another good week for blue whiting.
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.
Pelagia is established in Skagen, Denmark, producing marinated herring.
This season’s best week for blue whiting – and the capelin quota, close to be taken.
On April 3, 2018, the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) will introduce new booking regulations for ordering marine pilots. The regulations will thus be formalized and merged into one set ? Regulations on Compulsory Pilotage.
The season for capelin in the Barents Sea towards an end, but still high activity for blue whiting – if weather is cooperative.
A "marvelous" week for capelin in the Barents Sea, but stormy for the blue whiting vessels.
Norges Sildesalgslags has implemented some minor changes in the auction validation-rules for catches sold at auctions through Norges sildesalgslag