The course of Fisheries as per week 6/2016

Published: by Jarle A. Hansen

This season's first catch of blue whiting was taken in international waters some 200 n.m. west of Ireland. 2.000 MT were caught from Saturday until Sunday morning by "Haugagutt". 

Blue whiting
This season's first catch of blue whiting was taken in international waters some 200 n.m. west of Ireland. 2.000 MT were caught from Saturday until Sunday morning. The interest among buyers are very good.

Atlanto Scandic herring
Last week came out with the lowest volume this season. As a grand total 2.800 MT were registered. All catches except for two taken by trawl, were taken by costal vessels. The herring has finally by the end of the week appeared at Møre, with fairly good catches on Saturday and Sunday.  The average size is varying; from 310 to 345 g. The prices are quite stable.

Capelin at Iceland
The start of the week was dominated by stormy weather, in fact going on until Saturday. Just 5 catches were registered on the 11th and 12th of February. On Saturday the weather was reported calm, and following 11 catches on Saturday and 10 in Sunday, the total volume last week reached 13.200 MT. The quality has however been somewhat unstable and a few complaints have been the result caused by damaged fish bellies.

Mackerel
Foreign catches were totally dominating when it comes to mackerel, and the fish was mainly sold according to contracts. Catches were from 650 - 1.350 MT resulting in a weekly quantity of 6.650 MT.  

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