The course of fisheries as per week 16/2018
The season has started for sand eel, - when it comes to blue whiting; just a few trawlers still in operation.
Another good week for blue whiting.
Last week came out as another good week for blue whiting; more than 66.200 MT were registered. It was in fact the sixth best week ever since 2002 when we introduced the present system for handling catches. Unlike the week before, when operations were carried out as long south as west the Porcupine Bank, everything was taken at the edge near St. Kilda. Deliveries have been made to all plants in Norway, plus Denmark, Iceland and Killybegs. Waiting time at the plants; aprx. 24 hrs. The status tells us that it remains some 80.000 MT of the total quota, and some twenty trawlers have now finished. Some quota will be saved to be taken at “the edge” in the North Sea. As more vessels are finishing, the activity will gradually be reduced, and the weekly volumes fall.
Some horse mackerel also last week; 8 catches with altogether 95 MT. The catches were from 5 to 20 MT and four vessels have been in activity. The horse mackerel has been taken in Tysvær and Kvinnherad communities, and was all delivered to Skude Fryseri.
Pelagia is established in Skagen, Denmark, producing marinated herring.
This season’s best week for blue whiting – and the capelin quota, close to be taken.
On April 3, 2018, the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) will introduce new booking regulations for ordering marine pilots. The regulations will thus be formalized and merged into one set ? Regulations on Compulsory Pilotage.
The season for capelin in the Barents Sea towards an end, but still high activity for blue whiting – if weather is cooperative.
A "marvelous" week for capelin in the Barents Sea, but stormy for the blue whiting vessels.
Norges Sildesalgslags has implemented some minor changes in the auction validation-rules for catches sold at auctions through Norges sildesalgslag