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.
Again - the blue whiting fisheries were the main activity; 29.415 MT last week.
The main volume was caught in the area close to St. Kilda. One catch was taken in the vicinity of Porcupine, while two catches were taken further north in the EU zone, - and - a more tiny catch (250 MT) was taken near the Faroe Islands. The total catch quantity was delivered in Norway and Denmark.
The prices have tended somewhat down lately.
The catching of mackerel being penned-in has started with 8 MT last week. The size is highly variable, from 160 - 350 g. So far just one penned-in catch is sold.
Two penned-in catches totalling 34 MT from Tysvær were sold last week to a reasonable price.
Atlanto Scandic herring
A small penned-in catch (800 kg), average weight 270 g, were taken near Bømlo Island last week and sold at minimum price.
We like to remind you about this from the Sales Regulations;
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