The course of fisheries as per week 49/2018
Still herring activity in Kvænangen.
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.
With last night’s registration of 2200 MT, which is to be delivered in Ellingsøy, Norway, the vessel from Shetland has delivered over 8500 MT in less than two weeks
Even higher volume of Atlanto Scandic herring compared to the foregoing week, and as much as 565 MT of sprat, mostly from the Trondheim Fjord.
Good weather in the Norwegian Sea resulted in this year’s best herring week, - and the good news; sprat catching in the Trondheim Fjord.
Fish-auctions guarantee free competition and equal playing fields for all parties in the race for access to valuable fish-resources
This year’s mackerel quota is close to be finished, while the Atlanto Scandic herring fisheries stopped last week due to weather.
Recent changes show -0,21% in the fish meal indicator and 2,85 % in the oil indicator after the correction in the comparison between fish oil and rape seed oil.