The course of fisheries as per week 41/2018
Finally, a good week for mackerel, giving 52.000 MT with a value of more than 730 million NOK.
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.
Unusual little of mackerel last week. Better for the North Sea herring – and some sprat and horse mackerel.
Better for the North Sea herring, some horse mackerel for consumption. Still scares of coastal mackerel and “Svanaug Elise” is heading for the Norwegian Sea.
New prices from September 3th 2018
Still difficult conditions for the North Sea herring, - though, the best week so far with more than 20.000 MT registered.
The North Sea herring is still widespread, – and miserable weather condition for the mackerel up north.
An even week for the North Sea herring, a little better for mackerel up north, - and the sand eel season is over.