The course of fisheries as per week 24/2018
An even week for the North Sea herring, a little better for mackerel up north, - and the sand eel season is over.
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Another week with a high volume of blue whiting, - the best this season
Some 61.000 MT of blue whiting were registered last week, representing the best week this season when it comes to volumes.
The operations have been performed at three different places; 25.310 MT caught at Porcupine, 18.350 MT taken south of St. Kilda and 17.420 MT in a field situated some 150 n.m. southwest of the St Kilda area.
The high activity led to some waiting in Norway also last week. The last catches being sold at the auction, will not be unloaded until Thursday; nearly 72 hrs. of waiting.
In addition to plants in Norway producing as mush as they’re able to, catches have also been sold to Denmark and Iceland, and some catches have also been landed in Killybegs.
In the forthcoming week, high activity is still expected, and even if a dozen vessels now have fulfilled their quotas, there are still quotas left for others. The remaining quota is still close to 18.500 MT, flex. part included. The signals received from plants in Norway, indicate that most of them will stay open producing during the week leading up to Easter.
Of other fisheries, it was registered just 50 MT of horse mackerel, last week. These were catches taken in communities in Hordaland county, being delivered at Skude.
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
Uneven results for the sand eel last week – and the North Sea herring season has started.
New prices relative to raw material for meal and oil purposes from May 21st 2018