Still high activity for
mackerel, but it was a bit harder to get catches last week. - Also
some catches of North Sea herring and the autumn season's first
catch of Atlanto Scandic herring by high sea vessels.
volume accumulated to 37.600 MT, a reduction from the foregoing
week by 7.000 MT. The purse seiners got 24.300 MT, trawlers 1.000
MT, 9.200 MT came from foreign vessels and 3.100 MT from coastal
vessels. Of this latter volume 100 MT were taken by trollers.
One reason for a lower
volume last week is that an increasing number of vessels now have
fulfilled their quotas, but by the end of the week, the fish was as
well very hard to get by seine. By the beginning of the week the
operations took place in Nw zone east of the "Tampen tongue", later
in the zone 30-35 n.m. east of Lerwick. In addition some catches
were taken east of Viking and Statfjord. The size varied for Nw
purse seiners; 325 - 439 g and as an average 378 g. The average
size from foreign vessels, mainly trawlers, was 368 g. The price
level last week was from NOK 5,81 to 9,84 at the best, with an
average at NOK 8,02.
fact that some vessels already have finished for the mackerel, they
are switching to North Sea herring. Last week four catches were
registered; altogether 1.200 MT. The catches were taken north of
Fladen and the entire volume was delivered for consumption
purposes. A minor price rise was observed last week, and the
average price was NOK 3,31.
first catch of Atlanto Scandic herring was taken by high sea
vessels. "Fiskebas" got a catch of 200 MT in the southern tip of
the "loop sea". The size was fairly good; 370 g as an average. From
buyers' side there is given indications on being ready for
production if vessels now are getting into operations. Closer to
shore 27 MT were penned-in near the community of Ulstein.
Even if the
volume was only half of what was observed in the foregoing week,
there was also catches of coastal sprat last week; some 90 MT.
Mainly the catching was performed near the community of Luster in
Sogn county and the size was between 130 -135 pcs/kg. King Oscar
(canning) now reports they are close to have the quantity they
want. As result the catching of this size may cease shortly.
Last week just
small volumes of industrial species were reported; 300 MT of Norway
pout, 100 MT of blue whiting and 25 MT of other species.