The course of fisheries as per week 26/2018
Still difficult conditions for the North Sea herring, - though, the best week so far with more than 20.000 MT registered.
Fishing operations 2-3 days hampered by weather. Still a fairly high volume has been registered of mackerel and herring last week.
Last week 26.200 MT of mackerel were registered. Most of it; 22.500 MT were registered from foreign vessels. The operations have been going on west of Shetland, - close to shore.
Norwegian North Sea trawlers have the last couple of days also started their catching of mackerel.
Atlanto Scandic herring
The catching of Atlanto Scandic herring has last week been performed in the Nw zone between 64°N and 65°30'N. The herring is still of good size with an average weight at 370 g. Last week 10.700 MT were registered.
The participation is increasing as several vessels now are joining.
North Sea herring
1.200 MT were registered last week. The catches have mainly been made in the EU zone close to "Fladen".
Blue whiting/Norway pout/ and other species
Of industrial species 2.800 MT were registered last week, of which 165 MT were horse mackerel and 824 MT blue whiting.
Several vessels are in fact now chasing the horse mackerel, but so far without any luck.
From Sogn (county) 30 MT were registered last week.
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Lower minimum prices for raw material for meal and oil purpose
The North Sea herring fisheries in progress, but results do not reflect the efforts made. The very first catches of matjes herring have been displayed in Egersund.
Prices relative to raw material for meal and oil purposes as from June 4 2018
This season’s best week for sand eel, - several vessels with modest volumes of North Sea herring.
Prices relative to raw material for meal and oil purposes as from May 28 2018