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.
Less sand eel - and in general low activity last week.
15 570 MT of sand eel was the outcome of last week, of which more than 4 100 MT were caught by foreign vessels. The Norwegian activity has been performed at traditional fields, but vessels have been widely spread and the registrations were not the best by the end of the week.
The Danish vessels have been fishing at fields further southeast, in Danish sector, close to the Norwegian fields.
After the foregoing week’s good results, the plants were working hard to unload and to produce raw material being delivered. Consequently, this led to some waiting time for the vessels, but during Thursday all vessels were unloaded and the plants again ready to produce. - Then the message came from the Pelagia plants that they were about to stop production due to maintenance at all three plants. The period was however, fairly short and by Thursday night they were again producing.
Due the uncertainties linked to new deliveries, it was introduced a 48 hrs. waiting time for the vessels after delivery. The sales situation will be kept under surveillance by Norges Sildelsalgslag.
Of other fisheries, 10 MT of horse mackerel has been penned-in in Karmøy community, and 7 pens with altogether 11 MT of mackerel, mainly in Bømlo, but also one in Strand community.
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.