The course of Fisheries as per week 16/2017
The sand eel season has started, while for the blue whiting fisheries west of St. Kilda, there are just small quotas left for the vessels.
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.
Blue whiting fisheries in the EU zone is what calls attention.
The blue whiting fisheries in the Atlantic at full speed.
Blue whiting fisheries west of Ireland well started, whilst the capelin fisheries near Iceland is over. – The same goes for Atlanto Scandic herring.
Very good week for capelin near Iceland. Moderate activity for herring at Møre.
Capelin catches near Iceland fairly good but weather dependent, - the very first catch of blue whiting this season, - first catches of Atlanto Scandic herring at “Buagrunnen” - and still some mackerel delivered by foreign vessels.
The Atlanto Scandic herring is on its move southwards. Good sized capelin at Iceland.