New prices relative to raw material for meal and oil purposes
Prices relative to raw material for meal and oil purposes as from April 30 2018
Also during last week the blue whiting was dominating both when it comes to volume and number of catches.
25 catches amounting to 27.250 MT was the result of last week's operations in line with what we have seen the two previous weeks. The catching is still mainly finding place west of St. Kilda along the edge 80 - 90 n.m. from the southernmost to the northernmost area where fishing is performed.
Just a few of the blue whiting trawlers have still some quota left, while pelagic and industrial trawlers are still having more quotas left.
Three vessels have been catching in an area close to "the edge" in the North Sea bringing about 200 MT of blue whiting combined with some catches of white fish. - In addition some other industrial species as 350 MT of Norway pout and 80 MT being a mix of horse mackerel, Norwegian silver herring and silver smelt (argentine) have been registered.
Four smaller penned-in catches of mackerel amounting to 6 MT were reported last week. The size was about 350 g and the fish was sold to the fresh fish markets.
Five catches of penned-in horse mackerel amounting 120 MT were also registered. The size of the fish; 450 g.
Apart from this; a quiet period for Norwegian pelagic catching.
It has been a change in the fishmeal indicator of -2,69 %, the factor between fishoil and rapeoil is reducedfrom 66 to 59, and the oil-indicator is -9,32 %. There will consequently be changes in the minimum prices of raw material for fishmeal and -oil purpose. The new minimum prices for raw material used for fishmeal and -oil apply from 02.04. 2018.
The catching of capelin in the Barents Sea is now terminated, but it was another splendid week for blue whiting.
Pelagia is established in Skagen, Denmark, producing marinated herring.
This season’s best week for blue whiting – and the capelin quota, close to be taken.
On April 3, 2018, the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) will introduce new booking regulations for ordering marine pilots. The regulations will thus be formalized and merged into one set ? Regulations on Compulsory Pilotage.
The season for capelin in the Barents Sea towards an end, but still high activity for blue whiting – if weather is cooperative.