MURMANSK: Overview of freshfrozen seafood market as per 16 February 2011

February 17, 2011 09:06

As per 16 February 2011 the main developments on the freshfrozen seafood market in Murmansk were connected with capelin fishery. Among other events catches of cod in the Barents Sea and the Norwegian Sea were showing positive trends, reports http://www.megafishnet.com/.

Capelin

Capelin catch amounted to about 2,000- 2,500 tonnes per 24 hours. About 20 vessels took part in the fishery and the situation was stable. The quota take-up amounted to 34,300 tonnes or 33%. The capelin size varied from 35 to 46 fish per kilo. Roe content amounted to 12%. The share of harvested female and male individuals amounted to 1/3 at the west of Rybachy Peninsula while in Eastern part of the peninsula females prevailed.

Cod

FOB prices of Atlantic cod showed negative trends. In particular, prices of trawl cod head-off originating from the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea amounted to about USD2,900.00 per tonne. In Russia the price was expected to drop considerably to the level of RUR95.00 per kilo.

Haddock

Due to large landings in Murmansk prices of haddock moved downwards though they were still higher than in Europe. Meanwhile, as per 16 February 2011 that downward trend affected only haddock prices in electronic weight, when they dropped from RUR80.00 per kilo to RUR76.00 - 78.00 per kilo.

Herring

Herring prices stabilized at historically high level. In a situation of absent coldstore inventories traders actually lost interest in the product.

Polar cod (Boreogadus saida)

Prices of polar cod continued falling, volumes of the species in Murmansk were considerably high.

Coldstores and freezing transport

Freight prices kept on growing. As of 21 February 2011 transportation by isolated thermos cars is expected to be growing more expensive. In the port of Murmansk there were still availability problems with vacant spaces at coldstore facilities and refrigerated transport vehicles.

Wholesale prices (from 10 tonnes) of frozen fish products in Murmansk as per 16 February 2011

Products

Size

Country of origin

Price (RUR) including VAT

Trend (-/=/+)

Note (reason and etc)

from

to

Skinned cod fillet IQF

300-500

Russia

160.00

180.00

-

Catch increase

Atlantic cod headed, gutted, can No.4, 9

1000-2000

Russia

102.00

108.00

-

Catch increase

Haddock freshfrozen, headed, gutted, can No.4

500-1000

Russia

82.00

84.00

=

Stable catches

Freshfrosen haddock headed, gutted, can No.9

500-1000

Russia

76.00

78.00

-

Stable catches

Freshfrosen haddock headed, gutted, can No.9, electronic weight

300-500

Russia

75.00

77.00

-

Stable catches

Polar cod (Boreogadus saida), can No.4

14-16 см

Russia

11.00

11.50

-

Catches finished. Large inventories.

Redfish, headed, oxiginated

200-300

n/a

.

.

n/a

.

Capelin freshfrozen

30-40

Norway

24.00

26.00

=

New fishing season started

Capelin freshfrozen

н/сорт

Russia

18.00

21.00

Stable with possible decrease due to traffic jams in the port

Fishing season in progress

Plaice freshfrozen, headed, gutted, can No.4, Barents Sea

200-400

Russia

95.00

100.00

+

Fishing operations to take off in June

Blue sea cat, headed, gutted, can No.4, longline

3+

Russia

50.00

55.00

+

Limited catch

Argentina, freshfrozen, w/r

300- (250-350)

Norway

37.00

38.00

=

.

Argentina, freshfrozen, w/r

300+ (300-800)

Norway

42.00

45.00

=

.

Herring, freshfrozen, w/r

200-300

Russia

31.00

32.00

=

Catches are finishing

Freshfrozen herring

300+

Russia

37.00

38.00

=

Price has come to psychological border

Herring freshfrozen

350+

Norway

.

.

No

.

Herring freshfrozen

400+

Norway

.

.

No

.

Atlantic mackerel, freshfrozen, w/r

Atlantic mackerel, freshfrozen, w/r

Mackerel

300-500

(средняя 380-420)

Norway

73.00

76.00

=

.

400-600+ (средняя 510-540)

.

99.00

104.00

=

.

600+

.

.

.

No

.

Blue whiting freshfrozen, w/r, can No.4

21+

Russia

30.00

34.00

Stable. Prices of fish with expiring storage life expected to decline

There are some inventories available.

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