The course of fisheries as per week 46/2017
More than 37.000 MT of Atlanto Scandic herring last week - and some ocean sprat for consumption purposes.
17.500 MT of blue whiting during the Easter week, - and some activity for mackerel to be penned in.
The activity has been performed in an area 35 n.m. south-west of St. Kilda along a depth of 500 m onward to 70 n.m. south of St. Kilda. As a total 14 catches were taken with volumes from 260 – 2.300 MT; totaling 17.490 MT. One catch was delivered in Killybegs, one in Skagen and the remaining in Norway.
From a waiting time for several days by the beginning of the period, it is now close to no waiting at all for delivery. The prices; mainly from NOK 1,37-1,39.
Two catches last week; one at Bømlo Island and one in Tysvær; altogether 4,5 MT. One of the catches (3,5 MT) was sold as fresh, while the other so far is not yet sold.
As the period for summer time is passed, the last auction for consumption purposes now is from 9.00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Other auctions’ timing is unchanged.
Last week; 22.000 MT of mackerel and close to 25.000 MT of Atlanto Scandic herring.
The mackerel season close to being finished, while the season for Atlanto scandic herring now is well started.
Autumn storms are hampering the pelagic fisheries.
This season’s first catches of Atlanto Scandic herring from high sea vessels, - an average week for mackerel.
High activity for the mackerel resulting in the best week this season.