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 coastal vessels are
already well started with their winter season of Atlanto Scandic
Foreign vessels are landing mackerel to Nw processors. - Close to 4.000 MT are registered during the weekend, the sales manager says in his first report of the year.
If not exactly an explosive start from day no. 1, the coastal vessels are well started with their winter season for Atlanto Scandic herring. At 10.30 a.m. on the 2nd of January the very first catch was reported. The accumulated volume since the turn of the year is close to 8.200 MT. The catching has been taken place in the same areas as just before Christmas, i.e. the fjords at the outer part of Kvaløya and Senja islands. In addition there are some catches from Vesterålen.
The size is varying from 245 - 380 g, with an average at 321 g. The Coast Guard has reported that the herring is now observed in splitting up in the manner of smaller fish being left behind in some fjords. The prices into the new year vary from NOK 3,66 to 5,15, with an average at NOK 4,65.
During the weekend the first foreign vessels delivered their mackerel at Nw plants. Close to 4.000 MT have been reported and the fish is caught in grid 4372 north of Butt of Lewis. The size varies from 371 g to 390 g, with an average at 380 g. In the forthcoming period it is expected to be delivered more mackerel at Nw plants.
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.