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Bottomfish

 
Report Date: Friday, February 10, 2017
 
 
 

This report focuses on catch volumes of different bottomfish species in the EU and Argentina. We also inform on bans, supplies, prices, inventories, markets, imports and exports of the species in the index.

INDEX

 
1. EUROPE
1.1 European Union
 
2. SOUTH AMERICA
2.1 Argentina
 

 

1. EUROPE

1.1 European Union

Inventories / landed volumes

Spain

On Mercabarna, in January 2017, supplies of frozen bottomfish species declined by 55%, compared with the previous month. Drops have affected all species except for those of fish cold meat that registered a rise. The most important drop was reported by squid. Fresh species have declined by 10%. The most important declines in percentages were registered in snapper, longline hake, wild seabream and fresh pollock. The most important rises were those in saithe, sea trout and wild cod.

On the wholesale market of Mercamadrid, in January, supplies of most bottomfish species declined from those of the previous week. The most significant declines in volumes were registered in fresh Gran Sol hake, fresh longline hake, frozen whole sole, fresh conger, longline sea trout, fresh megrim, fresh cod and frozen hake. The most important increases were registered in frozen cod, fresh Chilean hake, frozen sea trout, frozen grouper and frozen megrim.

Table 1: Incoming volumes in the main bottomfish species
in Mercamadrid

Item

Volume (kg)

Variation (%)

January 2017

December 2016

Frozen

Cod clusters

117,911

85,196

38

Red porgy

1,017

14,239

-93

Cod cheeks

18

 

-

Hake cheeks

30

 

-

Angler cheeks

12

 

-

Megrim

5,677

985

476

Frozen halibut

52,720

63,012

-16

Skin-on whole sole

15,450

56,772

-73

Skin-on hake fillet

17,523

47,445

-63

Skin-off hake fillet

8,764

23,722

-63

Hake n-4 up to 2.5 kg

11,682

31,628

-63

Hake no. 5 of +2.5 kg

17,523

47,445

-63

Hake slice

2,920

7,908

-63

Grouper

4,940

 

-

Panga fillets

2,166

24,365

-91

Sea trout n-0 to 0.250 k

6,710

1,863

260

Sea trout n-1 to 0.5k

269

75

259

Sea trout n-2 to 0.8k

10,736

2,981

260

Sea trout n-3 to 1.5k

9,125

2,534

260

Blackbellied angler

2,316

2,818

-18

Fresh

Kingclip

26,297

39,149

-33

Whole head-on cod 1/2 kg

78,915

112,323

-30

Whole head-on cod 4/6 kg

43,839

62,402

-30

Cod fillet

17,536

24,962

-30

Salted cod

35,073

49,924

-30

Seabream of 0.7 to 1 kg

12,341

20,023

-38

Seabream of 1 to 1.5 kg

9,839

9,368

5

Axillary seabream 0.5 to 0.6 kg

5,622

15,821

-64

Whole white hake

3,020

5,760

-48

Angler cheeks

3,463

7,620

-55

Cod cheeks

6,237

13,714

-55

Hake cheeks

4,160

9,143

-55

Conger

62,070

98,118

-37

Large megrim

27,868

47,355

-41

Medium megrim

52,286

70,041

-25

Small megrim

65,579

96,053

-32

Common dab

33,330

47,348

-30

Aquaculture sole

856

1,008

-15

Large sole

12,059

14,193

-15

Medium sole

43,092

50,698

-15

Small sole

30,162

35,498

-15

Soles

9,160

32,042

-71

Chilean hake

169,271

155,724

9

Gran Sol hake +2.5 – 5 kg

275,403

419,501

-34

Gran Sol hake 5 kg/up

137,349

247,213

-44

Longline-caught hake 2.5-5 kg

242,089

341,521

-29

Longline hake 5 kg up

91,568

183,296

-50

Grouper

7,818

10,935

-29

Fine sea trout g.sol -0.2 k

16,084

27,896

-42

Gran Sol sea trout over 1 kg

78,080

83,079

-6

Saithe 0.2 to 1 kg

18,386

18,715

-2

Longline-caught sea trout + 1 kg

64,360

97,480

-34

Popular sea trout 0.2/0.8 kg

112,577

117,042

-4

Sea trout guts 0.2/0.3k

32,165

44,517

-28

Skin-on angler

7,030

11,814

-40

Angler tails

39,851

66,966

-40

Skate

7,366

12,733

-42

Kingclip

6,810

3,961

72

Tilapia

208

400

-48

 Source: Mercamadrid

France

At French ports, in January, volumes increased in all species compared with the previous month, except for blue ling y red mullet. The most important rises were those in hake and red scorpionfish. The main ports were Lorient, Le Guilvinec and Boulogne/Mer.

Table 2: Volumes landed at French ports

Species

Volume 2016/2017 (kg)

Cumulative volume (kg)

January

December

% of variation

Year 2017

Year 2016

% of variation

Kingclip

59,024

34,159

73

59,024

ungraded

-

Cod

63,073

51,227

23

63,073

ungraded

-

Saithe

415,728

149,598

178

415,728

339,981

22

Black seabream (Spondyliosoma cantharus)

76,877

52,614

46

76,877

48,007

60

Conger

139,103

125,722

11

139,103

ungraded

-

Croaker

25,431

15,008

69

25,431

ungraded

-

Haddock

229,414

119,129

93

229,414

117,612

95

Megrim

223,333

164,397

36

223,333

127,097

76

Flatfish

213,081

152,709

40

213,081

172,969

23

Ling

66,847

77,950

-14

66,847

ungraded

-

Hake

905,247

516,398

75

905,247

680,398

33

John dory

75,046

41,530

81

75,046

ungraded

-

Whiting

630,320

496,624

27

630,320

557,785

13

Blackbellied angler

888,259

743,871

19

888,259

ungraded

-

Skate

304,317

164,289

85

304,317

688

44151

Brill

15,214

9,452

61

15,214

ungraded

-

Red mullet

45,922

61,062

-25

45,922

 

-

 Source: FranceAgriMer

Italy

At Italian ports, in January 2017, volumes of sole and angler increased from those of the previous month. Those of saither, conger, hake and red scorpionfish declined. The most important port were San Benedetto del Tronto with almost 17 tonnes and Civitanova Marche with 15 tonnes.

Table 3: Volumes landed at Italian ports

Species

Volume 2016/2017 (kg)

Cumulative volume (mt)

January

December

% of variation

Year 2017

Year 2016

% of variation

Red scorpionfish

323

381

-15

0

1

-46

Conger

153

195

-22

0

0

41

Flatfish

11,613

9,374

24

12

13

-9

Hake

26,135

32,062

-18

26

25

6

Plaice

322

613

-47

0

0

34

Blackbellied angler

11,613

9,374

24

12

13

-9

  Source: ISMEA (Istituto di Servizi per il mercato agricolo e alimentare)

Prices

Spain

During week 4, prices of frozen bottomfish species remained stable, compared with the previous week, according to the supplies known.

Table 4: Prices of frozen bottomfish species,
January, DDP Spain

Product

Size

Price (EUR/kg)

Hubbsi hake H&G

00 – 100/200 g

1.70

0 – 200/300 gr

1.80

1X – 300/400 gr

2.10

1 – 400/600 gr

2.30

2 – 600/900 gr

2.50

3C – 900/1,200 gr

2.70

4    -1200/1500 g

2.80

+ 2,000 gr

2.90

Merluza Capensis

Minced block

1.60

Hake fillet with skin

60/90 gr

3.00

90/130 gr

3.60

130/150 gr

3.80

> 200 gr

4.20

Hake fillets, skinless

60/90 gr

4.30

90/130 gr

4.40

130/150 gr

4.45

> 200 g

4.50

Fillets panga

170/220 gr

1.60

Cod fillets

500/1000 gr

3.45

Pollock fillets

 

2.20

H&G cod

100/200 g

7.35

Loins

7.60

Angler tails

150/200 gr

2.30

200/300 gr

2.60

300/500 gr

2.90

500/700 gr

3.20

> 700 gr

3.40

Source: FIS.com

On Mercabarna, in January 2017, the most important drops were registered in fresh wild seabream, fresh import angler, national angler, fresh saithe, fresh wild seabream, frozen sole and frozen kingclip slices, compared with the previous month. The most significant increases were those in fresh sea trout, fresh wild turbot, fresh sole, fresh dab, fresh megrim, frozen cod and fresh wild croaker.

On Mercamadrid, in January, prices of frozen species remained stable, compared with the previous month. That of most fresh species rose due to the drop in supplies. The most significant drops were those in seabream and the most important increases were reported in dab.

Table 5: Prices on the wholesale market of Spain

Item

Average price (EUR/kg)

Variation (%)

January 2017

December 2016

Frozen

Cod clusters

5.50

5.50

0

Red porgy

12.02

12.02

0

Cod cheeks

10.82

 

-

Hake cheeks

33.06

 

-

Angler cheeks

8.41

 

-

Megrim

4.21

4.21

0

Frozen halibut

-

-

-

Skin-on whole sole

10.50

10.50

0

Skin-on hake fillet

4.41

4.41

0

Skin-off hake fillet

4.71

4.71

0

Hake n-4 up to 2.5 kg

6.01

6.01

0

Hake no. 5 of +2.5 kg

7.21

7.21

0

Hake slice

5.15

5.15

0

Grouper

7.21

 

-

Panga fillets

3.31

3.31

0

Sea trout n-0 to 0.250 k

2.00

2.00

0

Sea trout n-1 to 0.5k

2.25

2.25

0

Sea trout n-2 to 0.8k

3.01

3.01

0

Sea trout n-3 to 1.5k

3.91

3.91

0

Blackbellied angler

14.42

14.42

0

Fresh

Kingclip

6

6

0

Whole head-on cod 1/3 kg

6.46

7.45

-13

Whole head-on cod 4/6 kg

8.85

9.72

-9

Cod fillet

10.14

10.50

-3

Salted cod

10.50

10.50

0

Seabream of 0.7 to 1 kg

17.55

31.48

-44

Seabream of 1 to 1.5 kg

20

32

-37

Axillary seabream 0.5 to 0.6 kg

11.98

19.47

-38

Whole white hake

5.50

5.50

0

Angler cheeks

35.50

32.00

11

Cod cheeks

15.00

14.50

3

Hake cheeks

55.00

50.00

10

Conger

5

6

-3

Large megrim

12.83

11.14

15

Medium megrim

7.90

7.55

5

Small megrim

5.50

4.92

12

Common dab

5.98

4.61

30

Aquaculture sole

13.20

13.20

0

Large sole

31

30

3

Medium sole

26.30

24.48

7

Small sole

18.40

17.48

5

Soles

3.50

3.50

0

Chilean hake

7.92

7.57

5

Gran Sol hake +2.5 – 5 kg

5.95

6.06

-2

Gran Sol hake 5 kg/up

7.92

7.50

6

Longline-caught hake 2.5-5 kg

9.26

7.74

20

Longline hake 5 kg up

12

11

12

Grouper

27.00

24.03

12

Gran Sol fine sea trout -0.2 kg

6.42

6.02

7

Gran Sol sea trout over 1 kg

5.35

4.42

21

Saithe 0.2 to 1 kg

3.93

3.39

16

Longline-caught sea trout + 1 kg

7.40

6.12

21

Popular sea trout 0.2/0.8 kg

3.87

3.40

14

Sea trout guts 0.2/0.3k

9.16

7.99

15

Skin-on angler

15.35

13.37

15

Angler tails

21.06

18.65

13

Skate

8.00

8.00

0

Kingclip

10

10

0

Tilapia

5.20

5.20

0

 Source: Mercamadrid

France

On French first-sale markets, the most important drops in prices were registered in brill, John dory and sole. The most important rises were those in skate and megrim prices.

Table 6: Average prices at French first-sale ports,
December 2016 – January 2017, in EUR/kg

Species

January

December

% of variation

Kingclip

6.97

7.17

-3

Cod

6.69

6.31

6

Saithe

2.64

2.36

12

Black seabream (Spondyliosoma cantharus)

5.45

4.89

11

Conger

1.73

1.29

34

Croaker

8.48

8.68

-2

Haddock

2.79

2.29

22

Megrim

4.45

3.31

34

Flatfish

13.49

14.78

-9

Ling

3.91

3.58

9

Hake

4.05

3.55

14

John dory

10.78

12.29

-12

Whiting

3.08

2.62

18

Blackbellied angler

6.35

7.31

-13

Skate

12.33

10.43

18

Brill

11.11

12.86

-14

Red mullet

7.65

7.25

6

 Source: FranceAgriMer

Italy

On Italian fist-sale markets, prices of all bottomfish species analysed declined in January. Los mayores descensos han sido para el cabracho y platija.

Table 7: Average prices at Italian first-sale ports,
November and December 2016, in EUR/kg

Product

January

December

% of variation

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

Red scorpionfish

7.37

8.86

11.16

12.38

-34

-28

Conger

1.01

1.18

1.58

2.27

-36

-48

Flatfish

6.21

9.25

7.99

11.36

-22

-19

Hake

5.55

8.15

5.41

8.97

3

-9

Plaice

3.06

6.25

4.75

9.64

-36

-35

Blackbellied angler

6.21

9.25

7.99

11.36

-22

-19

 Source: ISMEA (Istituto di Servizi per il mercato agricolo e alimentare)

Market

European Union

Table 8: Imports of fresh cod fillets (Gadus morhua, Gadus ogac and
Gadus macrocephalus
) and fish of the Boreogadus saida species,
January-November 2016/2015

Origin

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2016

2015

2016

2015

Iceland

23,388

16,872

9.87

9.93

Denmark

11,317

7,357

8.59

8.43

United Kingdom

6,580

4,403

8.37

8.44

Norway

5,410

4,754

8.58

8.21

Netherlands

4,826

1,880

8.63

8.54

Poland

2,306

1,829

5.90

5.51

Belgium

1,014

811

10.90

10.43

Lithuania

881

514

8.95

9.00

Sweden

802

487

7.64

5.90

Germany

940

185

6.65

5.81

Spain

586

325

5.07

4.87

Feroe Islands

387

273

9.22

7.63

Ireland

169

218

8.15

2.85

France

279

80

9.46

8.49

Portugal

236

61

4.44

5.77

Czech Republic

39

0

5.46

5.50

Estonia

34

0

8.51

5.30

Italy

19

5

11.69

10.11

China

1

18

6.34

3.46

Letonia

6

13

11.21

4.03

Greece

18

 

3.20

 

Greenland

13

 

5.15

 

Other (8)

16

7

8.28

7.49

Total

59,265

40,092

8.92

8.84

 Source: Eurostat (Temporary information)

Table 9: Exports of fresh cod fillets (Gadus morhua, Gadus ogac and
Gadus macrocephalus
) and fish of the Boreogadus saida species,
January-November 2016/2015

Destination

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2016

2015

2016

2015

Afghanistan

 

0

 

3.47

Albany

 

1

 

3.49

Germany

1,541

654

8.47

7.52

Andorra

9

1

5.75

6.46

Angola

3

1

4.99

4.14

Saudi Arabia

0

 

15.40

 

Algeria

 

0

 

3.77

Australia

7

8

5.65

6.64

Austria

87

27

11.63

9.61

Azerbaijan

0

4

20.64

4.79

Belgium

1,552

933

10.22

9.85

Byelorussia

6

5

9.87

9.84

Bosnia-Herzegovina

0

1

2.10

3.82

Brazil

16

 

9.80

 

Bulgaria

7

0

5.98

5.90

Canada

29

 

10.35

 

Ceuta

0

1

57.87

11.04

Chile

2

1

7.28

10.49

China

2

1

6.20

8.89

Cyprus

4

2

6.73

4.04

South Korea

1

 

6.46

 

Croatia

3

 

8.98

 

Denmark

277

200

7.20

5.51

Egypt

 

2

 

12.73

United Arab Emirates

17

3

7.25

6.42

Slovaquia

15

7

9.21

9.29

Slovenia

3

0

8.73

2.10

Spain

211

116

7.96

8.31

United States

20

78

12.07

9.49

Estonia

21

5

3.68

5.44

Other (49)

10,280

4,815

8.28

8.31

Total

14,113

6,865

8.51

8.37

 Source: Eurostat (Temporary information)

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2. SOUTH AMERICA

2.1 Argentina

Common hake biomass recovered considerably in 2013 and 2014 but it has not reached its peak yet, according to the National Institute of Fishery Development Research (Inidep). According to experts, it is due to "stronger measures applied as regards traditional control and monitoring systems". The implementation of the fishery quotas system consolidated. Some economic factors also affected: the drop in international prices and the exchange rates".

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