The course of fisheries as per week 37/2018
Unusual little of mackerel last week. Better for the North Sea herring – and some sprat and horse mackerel.
17.500 MT of blue whiting during the Easter week, - and some activity for mackerel to be penned in.
The activity has been performed in an area 35 n.m. south-west of St. Kilda along a depth of 500 m onward to 70 n.m. south of St. Kilda. As a total 14 catches were taken with volumes from 260 – 2.300 MT; totaling 17.490 MT. One catch was delivered in Killybegs, one in Skagen and the remaining in Norway.
From a waiting time for several days by the beginning of the period, it is now close to no waiting at all for delivery. The prices; mainly from NOK 1,37-1,39.
Two catches last week; one at Bømlo Island and one in Tysvær; altogether 4,5 MT. One of the catches (3,5 MT) was sold as fresh, while the other so far is not yet sold.
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.
Last week: The North Sea herring widespread, and the very first catch of mackerel in the north.
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.