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.
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 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