The course of fishery as per week 38/2017
In periods, high activity for the mackerel, some North Sea herring, - for indirect consumption normal activity, - and a main part of the coastal sprat quota taken in the Sognefjord.
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.
Norges Sildesalgslag is reducing the fee for transactions of fresh fish trough the organization from 0,75% to 0,65% effective from July 1st, 2017
Less North Sea herring - and still no mackerel up north.
Another good week for North Sea herring fisheries, less mackerel penned-in in southern areas, and still no mackerel observed up north.
There will be an reduction in prices for raw materiale for fishmeal and fishoil from 19th of June 2017.
The sand eel quota is taken, - the best week this season for North Sea herring, - and still no mackerel up north.
High “speed” in North Sea herring fisheries, and another good week for sand eel.