The course of fisheries as per week 41/2018
Finally, a good week for mackerel, giving 52.000 MT with a value of more than 730 million NOK.
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.
Unusual little of mackerel last week. Better for the North Sea herring – and some sprat and horse mackerel.
Better for the North Sea herring, some horse mackerel for consumption. Still scares of coastal mackerel and “Svanaug Elise” is heading for the Norwegian Sea.
New prices from September 3th 2018
Still difficult conditions for the North Sea herring, - though, the best week so far with more than 20.000 MT registered.
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.