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.
Close to 5.000 MT of capelin during the first week in Icelandic waters and steady for the Atlanto Scandic herring up north. Some vessels delivered North Sea herring, foreign vessels delivered mackerel, - while from the far west there is so far no reports of the blue whiting yet.
Eight vessels have reported their catches of capelin from Icelandic waters and all catches were sold in Iceland. As a total 25 vessels now are in operation, and if the weather keeps calm, more deliveries are expected. - So far the weather has been unstable.
Of the 5.000 MT some 1000 MT sere sold for reduction purposes, - the main part was sold for consumption purposes in Iceland. The price started at NOK 3,- but fell a bit later on.
Almost 8.000 MT was delivered last week. One Nw vessel delivered 800 MT. The remaining part was delivered by 6 foreign vessels. So far this year close to 20.000 MT of mackerel are landed, compared to 33.000 MT as a total from January last year.
Still a steady fishery going on up north for the Atlanto Scandic herring with catches from Træna islands in the south to Tromsø further north. The grand total of the week amounted to almost 16.000 MT. 500 MT were penned-in. The main part of herring is landed in ports nearby, but some vessels delivered their catches further south at Møre and as far as Skude in Rogaland.
Three vessels have arrived at the fields far west following "Eros" being the first one to go for the blue whiting. So far, however, there is no reports of catchable observations.
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.