The course of fisheries as per week 2/2018
The second week of the year; - not the busiest in pelagic, and by the end of the week, harsh weather forced the fleet to port.
Norges Sildesalglag have asked the Norwegian Fishery Department to allow for 2% water adjustment on weight regarding landings of sandeel used for fishmeal and fishoil to harmonize with EU-rules. The department has said no.
The reason for the decline is that Dansih authorities will not
comply with the EU-rules and the Norwegian Fishery Department will
therefore not change the current rules of not allowing adjustment
for water on the sandeel landings.
The official answer from the Norwegian Fishery Department can be read here ( in Norwegian)
Strong winds hampered fishing operations.
High activity for the North Sea herring, while for Atlanto Scandic herring it is nearly over, - especially for the smaller vessels.
Record last week with more than 180 million individual herring being caught.
More than 37.000 MT of Atlanto Scandic herring last week - and some ocean sprat for consumption purposes.
Several challenges in the fisheries for Atlanto Scandic herring.
When weather conditions were not too severe last week; good results for Atlanto Scandic herring, - an increasing number of vessels into the North Sea herring fisheries, giving a better result, - and still some mackerel.