The course of fisheries as per week 3/2019
Finally catches of better sized herring west of Lofoten, and a lot of mackerel from west.
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.
Finally, we use the opportunity to wish all our readers of the “Course of Fisheries” a Very Merry Christmas!
In 2018 Norges Sildesalgslag sold more than 1.6 million MT of fish for a value of approximately 7,9 billion NOK and we a looking forward to an exciting new year
and a Happy New Year!
Recent changes show 2,23% in the fish meal indicator and 13,09% in the oil indicator after the correction in the comparison between fish oil and rape seed oil
Recent changes show 2,49% in the fish meal indicator and 3,00% in the oil indicator after the correction in the comparison between fish oil and rape seed oil
Still herring activity in Kvænangen.
Busy for fishermen penning-in Atlanto Scandic herring in Kvænangen, - otherwise modest volumes last week