The course of Norwegian fisheries as per 16th of March 2010

March 18, 2010 17:04

Another hectic week at the capelin field, still more blue whiting and some increase in Rogaland for catching herring, reports with reference to Norges Sildesalgslag.

Atlanto Scandic herring

The week came up with a total of just above 5.900 MT, en small increase compared with the week before. Several vessels are present in the fjords of Rogaland where the herring stays. Most of the catches are being penned-in.

Blue whiting

The week's quantity amounted to almost 18.000 MT of which some 3.000 MT was sold for meal&oil. The average prices were lower by the end of the week, below NOK 2,00 for consumption and below 1,50 for reduction.

Capelin in the Barents Sea

The catching was improving by the end of the week following  a period of bad weather. The total was 51.300 MT,-  a little less than the week before. The production for the Japanese market is gradually reduced and an increasing part of the capelin is now used for roe production, which means fewer ports for landing the capelin.

The size is still highly variable. The turn organisation results in high activity for the sales people in Bergen in addition to registration of catches and keeping the vessels participating currently updated of the development.

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