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.
Uneven results for the sand eel last week – and the North Sea herring season has started.
The catching has been quite uneven in the week behind us. The grand total came out with 14.460 MT, mainly taken in the area of English Klondike. Of this total, some 6.000 MT were taken on May the 14th (7 catches), while the other days there were 4, 2, 2, 0, 3, and again 0 catches.
For many of the catches, there has been some waiting before unloading, having a bad effect on the quality for some catches.
Two catches were delivered last week from Faroese vessels, amounting to 4.050 MT. The catches were taken in Faroese waters.
North Sea herring
The season has started. Five vessels have registered a total of 1.231 MT herring, with size from 160 – 175 g. The catches have mainly been taken near the Heimdal gas field. – One catch was taken further west into the English zone.
So far it’s said to be quite meager herring, though the stomach content is high.
The fishing for mackerel to be penned-in (fresh sold), has been performed in an area from Rogaland County to the town of Florø. Grand total; 54 MT. The sales and prices have been fairly good. The size had a range from 400 – 600 g.
Four catches last week, with a total of 143 MT in coastal areas from Stadt to Trøndelag County. - Size; 400 – 500 g.
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.