The course of fisheries as per week 49/2018
Still herring activity in Kvænangen.
Better for the mackerel, but still weather hindrances.
As for weeks now, the weather is hampering the operations. Monday started not too bad, giving a total of 10 catches aggregating 3.680 MT, of which a couple of catches were taken in the area some 60 n.m north of Shetland. The remaining part was taken in Norwegian waters, mainly grid 3008.
On Tuesday and Wednesday bad weather again resulted in just 3 catches with a total of 655 MT. Thursday and Friday were better again, giving a total of 12.400 MT. Again, some activity was linked to the area north of Shetland, while in Norwegian waters the operations had moved a bit south-east.
On Saturday harsh weather again prevailed, causing no catches, while Sunday proved better, but with little mackerel to be seen - and just 5 catches registered totaling 1.580 MT.
The total volume of the week when summing up; 18.380 MT.
North Sea herring
10 vessels have delivered a total of 1.350 MT of North Sea herring, of which 3 catches totaling 61 MT were delivered for meal&oil. The herring is mainly caught in grids 4213 and 4214.
Atlanto Scandic herring
One vessel caught a total of 145 MT in grids 0409 and 0419. This herring was rather small (220 -240 g.) and initiated no further catching.
7-8 trawlers have delivered some 2.000 MT of horse mackerel, blue whiting, argentine, silvery pout and Norway pout for reduction purposes. The catches were mainly taken in the areas 0810, 0813 and 0814.
With last night’s registration of 2200 MT, which is to be delivered in Ellingsøy, Norway, the vessel from Shetland has delivered over 8500 MT in less than two weeks
Even higher volume of Atlanto Scandic herring compared to the foregoing week, and as much as 565 MT of sprat, mostly from the Trondheim Fjord.
Good weather in the Norwegian Sea resulted in this year’s best herring week, - and the good news; sprat catching in the Trondheim Fjord.
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This year’s mackerel quota is close to be finished, while the Atlanto Scandic herring fisheries stopped last week due to weather.
Recent changes show -0,21% in the fish meal indicator and 2,85 % in the oil indicator after the correction in the comparison between fish oil and rape seed oil.