The course of fisheries as per week 12/2019
Blue whiting fisheries good in periods, - some days very good, - others with nothing.
The weather has played a central role in fisheries last week
Atlanto Scandic herring
For the Atlanto Scandic herring, the season is close to be ended, just 2 730 MT were registered last week. Apart from one catch, all catches were taken by the coastal fleet. One catch was made by a trawler in the Norwegian Sea; the catch was sold for meal& oil.
North Sea herring
Four catches by trawl from an area south of Shetland; altogether 350 MT. The operations have partly been hampered by bad weather.
Four catches from coastal vessels, altogether 41 MT, and seven penned-in catches altogether 102 MT were what last week came out with. Average weight; between 450- 500 g. The catches were taken in an area from Rogaland to North Møre Counties.
Two catches (from three vessels in operation) were registered. One catch of 160 MT delivered to King Oscar (canning), and another - 110 MT – delivered for indirect consumption. Also, for these operations the weather has been a challenge.
Two catches have been penned-in from the Sogne Fjord; altogether 30 MT delivered for canning, while one catch from the Oslo Fjord (20 MT) was delivered in Sweden.
In addition to above mentioned catches, it was registered 180 MT of Norway pout and 50 MT of blue whiting delivered for indirect consumption.
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Towards the end of this winter’s season for herring, half of last week “blew away”. Also, the blue whiting fleet experienced lack of any “help” by weather last week.
During our board meeting February 20th the board discussed the unloading of catches for fishmeal and -oil purposes and concluded with the following:
The herring has arrived at Møre, - and the first vessel with blue whiting is heading for Egersund.