The course of fisheries as per week 2/2018
The second week of the year; - not the busiest in pelagic, and by the end of the week, harsh weather forced the fleet to port.
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.
Strong winds hampered fishing operations.
High activity for the North Sea herring, while for Atlanto Scandic herring it is nearly over, - especially for the smaller vessels.
Record last week with more than 180 million individual herring being caught.
More than 37.000 MT of Atlanto Scandic herring last week - and some ocean sprat for consumption purposes.
Several challenges in the fisheries for Atlanto Scandic herring.
When weather conditions were not too severe last week; good results for Atlanto Scandic herring, - an increasing number of vessels into the North Sea herring fisheries, giving a better result, - and still some mackerel.