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.
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.
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.