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.
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".
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.
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.
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