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.
55.000 MT of blue whiting last week
Last week activities were limited to the catching of blue whiting.
As a total 55.000 MT were caught, all of it from the fields west of Ireland. By the beginning of the week, the fishing was performed in international waters west of 16̊ W. As from Wednesday the catching moved into the EU zone. The catching was uneven, partly because of the weather, but also because the blue whiting was wide spread.
The prices have stabilized in an interval from NOK 1,43 – 1,50, being at the highest in Denmark. It has been up to 48 hrs. waiting by the plants in Norway.
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.