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Bottomfish

 
Report Date: Friday, September 22, 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 the wholesale market of Mercabarna, during August, supplies of frozen bottomfish species dropped by 26%, i.e. almost 1,000 tonnes. The most important drops in volumes were registered in fresh national angler, fresh sole, fresh longline hake, fresh sea trout below 500 g, fresh import angler and fresh megrim. Fewer species registered a rise in volumes and those with the most significant ones were: fresh national longline hake, fresh wild seabream, fresh wild seabass, frozen hake slices, frozen sole and frozen cod.

On the wholesale market of Mercamadrid, incoming volumes of frozen products rose by 44 tonnes in August. The most important ones were those in pollock, cod, halibut, skin-on hake fillets, hake number 5 and skin-on whole sole. The most significant drops in frozen products were those in panga, seabream and sea trout.

Those of fresh species declined by 44 tonnes. The most remarkable drops were those in Chilean hake, longline hake, sea trout, small megrim and conger. The most important increases were registered in Gran Sol hake, angler, medium and large megrim and medium and small sole.

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

Item

Volume (kg)

Variation (%)

August

July

Frozen

332,809

288,157

15

Kingclip

21,540

 

-

Cod clusters

83,561

67,728

23

Red porgy

3,454

14,665

-76

Megrim

4,222

2,937

44

Frozen halibut

60,800

47,164

29

Skin-on whole sole

11,393

1,275

794

Skin-on hake fillets

38,934

27,206

43

Skinless hake fillets

19,466

13,604

43

Hake n-4 up to 2.5 kg

25,955

18,137

43

Hake no. 5 of +2.5 kg

38,934

27,206

43

Hake slice

6,488

4,532

43

Panga fillets

5,010

26,224

-81

Sea trout No 0 up to 0.250 kg

2,954

9,048

-67

Sea trout No 1 up to 0.5 kg

118

362

-67

Sea trout No 2 up to 0.8 kg

4,724

14,476

-67

Sea trout No 3 up to 1.5 kg

4,016

12,306

-67

Blackbellied angler

1,240

1,287

-4

Fresh

2,303,999

2,348,078

-2

Kingclip

70,457

54,133

30

Whole head-on cod 1/2 kg

82,868

89,145

-7

Whole headless cod 4/6 kg

41,435

44,574

-7

Cod fillet

10,366

11,142

-7

Salted cod

72,505

78,007

-7

Seabream of 1.0 to 1 kg

7,064

12,485

-43

Seabream of 1 to 1.5 kg

5,499

9,220

-40

Axillary seabream 0.5 to 0.6 kg

3,140

4,281

-27

Whole white hake

2,805

3,878

-28

Angler cheeks

8,660

4,305

101

Cod cheeks

15,585

7,751

101

Hake cheeks

10,387

5,165

101

Conger

86,813

102,647

-15

Large megrim

54,464

31,863

71

Medium megrim

110,274

96,796

14

Small megrim

59,498

76,134

-22

Common dab

50,072

64,128

-22

Large sole

8,536

7,947

7

Medium sole

35,608

33,119

8

Small sole

23,497

21,848

8

Soles

2,854

7,432

-62

Chilean hake

28,137

71,881

-61

Gran Sol hake +2.5 – 5 kg

444,009

380,207

17

Gran Sol hake 5 kg/up

200,572

190,098

6

Hake caught with longlines + 2.5-5 kg

394,442

435,055

-9

Hake caught with longlines + 5 kg

170,831

190,098

-10

Grouper

4,128

1,345

207

Gran Sole fine sea trout -0.2 kg

16,685

20,814

-20

Gran Sol sea trout over 1 kg

52,146

57,039

-9

Saithe 0.2 to 1 kg

10,504

13,116

-20

Longline-caught sea trout + 1 kg

41,713

61,006

-32

Popular sea trout 0.2/0.8 kg

66,809

84,114

-21

Sea trout guts 0.2/0.3 kg

20,715

26,232

-21

Head-on angler

11,372

5,872

94

Angler tails

64,420

33,247

94

Skate

12,687

10,227

24

Kingclip

2,442

1,287

90

Tilapia

 

440

-100

 Source: Mercamadrid

France

At French ports, in August, supplies of bottomfish species rose by 1,015 tonnes. The most important increases were registered in saithe, hake, angler, skate, conger, haddock and whiting. The only drop was reported by brill. The main ports were Lorient and Le Guilvinec.

Table 2: Volumes landed at French ports

Species

Volumes in 2017 (t)

Cumulative volume Jan/Aug (t)

August

July

% of variation

Year 2017

Year 2016

% of variation

Kingclip

86

63

37

775

259

199

Cod

121

102

18

923

450

105

Saithe

666

469

42

4,876

3,571

37

Black seabream

79

69

15

755

382

98

Conger

181

94

92

1,078

309

248

Croaker

58

50

16

299

110

172

Haddock

390

307

27

2,436

1,667

46

Megrim

179

144

24

1,626

1,468

11

Flatfish

164

124

32

1,646

1,115

48

Ling

75

82

-9

908

312

191

Hake

964

772

25

8,463

5,965

42

John dory

131

118

11

828

375

121

Whiting

308

266

16

4,024

3,611

11

Blackbellied angler

1,092

948

15

8,119

2,690

202

Skate

367

253

45

2,497

854

192

Brill

19

20

-6

196

46

322

Red mullet

89

74

20

624

220

184

 Source: FranceAgriMer

Italy

At Italian ports, during August, volumes of the all species analysed declined. The most important drops were those in hake, sole and angler. The most important volumes were landed at the ports of Aci Trezza with 10 tonnes and San Benedetto de Tronto with 14 tonnes.

Table 3: Volumes landed at Italian ports

Species

Volumes in 2017 (t)

Cumulative volume Jan/Aug (t)

August

July

% of variation

Year 2017

Year 2016

% of variation

Red scorpionfish

0

1

-93

6

8

-31

Conger

0

0

-13

3

2

64

Flatfish

5

12

-56

104

106

-2

Hake

15

32

-52

214

209

2

Plaice

0

1

-56

4

5

-30

Blackbellied angler

5

12

-56

104

106

-2

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

United Kingdom

In June 2017, the volumes landed at the UK ports, both by the national and the foreign fleets, declined by 72 tonnes. The highest rises were thse in plaice, cod and haddock. The most important drops were those in angler, hake, skates, saithe, four-spot megrim and ling. The main ports were those of Peterhead in Scotland, Skaagen in Denmark, Killybegs in Denmark, Lochinver and Scrabster in Scotland.

Table 4: Volumes landed in the United Kingdom

Species

Volumes in 2017 (t)

Cumulative volume Jan/Jun (t)

June

May

% of variation

Year 2017

Year 2016

% of variation

Brill

20

30

-32

2

1

20

Cod

1,568

1,447

8

37

36

5

Picked dogfish

144

157

-8

1

1

-4

Haddock

2,419

2,108

15

65

50

30

Hake

1,168

1,283

-9

50

57

-13

Halibut

20

19

10

6

3

139

Lemon sole

169

197

-14

8

10

-16

Ling

406

465

-13

10

10

4

Four-spot megrim

329

394

-17

22

20

7

Angler

673

987

-32

29

35

-17

Other demersal species

351

455

-23

5

13

-60

Plaice

1,572

1,084

45

18

18

-5

kingclip

90

109

-18

4

3

10

Saithe

504

595

-15

18

27

-34

Rays and Skates

132

247

-47

2

2

-22

Flatfish

136

193

-29

12

11

11

Weakfish

654

643

2

11

10

14

Lemon sole

63

96

-34

2

2

-2

 Source: Marine Management Organisation

Denmark

The volumes of bottomfish species auction at Denmark markets in August have increased from those of the previous month; the most important ones being those in saithe, European plaice, hake and cod. The most significant drops were those in lemon sole, pollock and Wels catfish.

Table 5: Volumes landed on Danish markets

Species

Volumes in 2017 (t)

August

July

% of variation

Atlantic halibut

10,626

14,637

-27.40

Blue ling

1,789

1,683

6.27

Blue ling

820

 

-

Wels catfish

32,172

68,047

-52.72

Cod

1,794,680

1,545,259

16.14

Atlantic cod

1,316

4,702

-72.01

Common dab

150,911

128,038

17.86

Common sole

2,958

1,697

74.28

Common conger

89

49

81.63

European plaice

735

 

-

Baltic plaice

 

40

-100.00

Greater forkbeard

51

800

-93.62

Scorpion fish

1,023

941

8.77

Greenland halibut

71,231

91,569

-22.21

Greenland halibut

254

 

-

Haddock

553,881

558,129

-0.76

Hake

1,322,845

957,212

38.20

Whiting

1,308

2,840

-53.94

Lemon sole

90,962

133,918

-32.08

Kingclip

279,914

230,529

21.42

Kingclip

263

306

-14.05

Four-spot megrim

14,985

12,257

22.25

Blackbellied angler

322,999

273,755

17.99

Angler tails

113

75

50.67

Mullet

6

 

-

King mackerel

1,052

101

946.77

European plaice

2,655,899

1,842,476

44.15

kingclip

53,261

103,600

-48.59

Skate

3,639

306

1.089.22

Skate fins

2,558

3,982

-35.75

Rosefish

16,102

16,086

0.10

Roes

 

9

-100.00

Saithe

3,914,963

2,697,337

45.14

Freckled sea catfish

7,856

18,170

-56.76

Tusk

10,945

13,296

-17.69

Whiting

35,738

25,679

39.17

Lemon sole

139,880

218,490

-35.98

 Source: Fiskeauktion.dk

Prices

Spain

On Mercabarna, in August, the species with the most important drops were fresh snapper, fresh national longline hake, fresh import angler and fresh saithe. The most significant increases were registered in fresh wild seabream, fresh conger, fresh sea trout, fresh sole, fresh wild seabass, fresh wild turbot and fresh wild cod.

On the wholesale market of Mercamadrid, prices of frozen species remained stable. As regards fresh species, the most important drops were registered in Gran Sol hake, longline hake, sea trout, seabream and medium megrim. The most important increases were those in cheeks, Chilean hake, seabream and small megrim.

Table 6: Prices on the wholesale market of Spain

Item

Average price (EUR/kg)

Variation (%)

August

July

Frozen

Kingclip

3.91

 

-

Cod clusters

5.50

5.50

0

Red porgy

12.02

12.02

0

Megrim

4.21

4.21

0

Frozen halibut

1.60

-

-

Skin-on whole sole

10.50

10.50

0

Skin-on hake fillets

4.41

4.41

0

Skinless hake fillets

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

Panga fillets

3.31

3.31

0

Sea trout No 0 up to 0.250 kg

2.00

2.00

0

Sea trout No 1 up to 0.5 kg

2.25

2.25

0

Sea trout No 2 up to 0.8 kg

3.01

3.01

0

Sea trout No 3 up to 1.5 kg

3.91

3.91

0

Blackbellied angler

14.42

14.42

0

Fresh

Kingclip

5.00

5.00

0

Whole head-on cod 1/2 kg

7.50

7.50

0

Whole headless cod 4/6 kg

9.50

9.50

0

Cod fillet

10

10

-2

Salted cod

10.50

10.50

0

Seabream of 0.7 to 1 kg

25.39

26.00

-2

Seabream of 1 to 1.5 kg

27.50

27.25

1

Axillary seabream 0.5 to 0.6 kg

14.50

14.88

-3

Whole white hake

5.75

5.75

0

Angler cheeks

35

34

1

Cod cheeks

13.50

13.71

-2

Hake cheeks

50.00

49.14

2

Conger

5.44

5.50

-1

Large megrim

11.05

11.28

-2

Medium megrim

6.36

6.92

-8

Small megrim

4

4

5

Common dab

5.20

5.01

4

Large sole

28.75

28.75

0

Medium sole

25.50

25.50

0

Small sole

14.50

14.50

0

Soles

3.50

3.50

0

Chilean hake

8

7

5

Gran Sol hake +2.5 – 5 kg

4.23

4.69

-10

Gran Sol hake 5 kg/up

5.11

6.04

-16

Hake caught with longlines + 2.5-5 kg

7.83

7.96

-2

Hake caught with longlines + 5 kg

9.08

9.88

-8

Grouper

27.00

27.00

0

Gran Sole Fine sea trout -0.2kg

6.97

7.24

-4

Gran Sol sea trout over 1 kg

4.13

4.75

-13

Saithe 0.2 to 1 kg

3

3

6

Longline-caught sea trout + 1 kg

7.42

7.53

-1

Popular sea trout 0.2/0.8 kg

3.41

4.17

-18

Sea trout guts 0.2/0.3 kg

9.63

10.03

-4

Head-on angler

11.50

11.93

-4

Angler tails

17.50

17.64

-1

Skate

8.00

8.00

0

Kingclip

9.50

9.50

0

Tilapia

 

5.20

-100

 Source: Mercamadrid

France

On French first-sale markets, the most important increases in prices were registered in red mullet, brill, haddock, black seabream, pollock and angler. The most significant drops were those in skate, sole, John dory, croaker, conger and cod.

Table 7: Average prices at French first-sale ports,
July-August 2017, in EUR/kg

Species

August

July

% of variation

Kingclip

7.43

7.23

3

Cod

5.20

5.42

-4

Saithe

2.39

2.58

-7

Black seabream

7.40

7.14

4

Conger

1.64

1.97

-17

Croaker

8.70

9.18

-5

Haddock

2.84

2.50

14

Megrim

3.24

3.23

0

Flatfish

17.36

17.99

-4

Ling

3.38

3.34

1

Hake

2.81

2.93

-4

John dory

13.47

13.98

-4

Whiting

3.36

3.27

3

Blackbellied angler

6.68

6.54

2

Skate

12.07

12.96

-7

Brill

12.88

11.69

10

Red mullet

11.15

9.37

19

 Source: FranceAgriMer

Italy

On Italian first-sale markets, prices of red scorpionfish, conger, sole, hake and angler declined. That of plaice declined.

Table 8: Average prices at Italian first-sale ports,
July-August 2017, in EUR/kg

Product

August

July

% of variation

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

Red scorpionfish

3.75

3.98

8.19

11.27

-54

-65

Conger

0.49

0.61

0.94

1.04

-48

-42

Flatfish

4.92

7.13

7.36

10.57

-33

-33

Hake

4.75

7.44

5.67

8.97

-16

-17

Plaice

7.13

9.95

6.18

11.29

15

-12

Blackbellied angler

4.92

7.13

7.36

10.57

-33

-33

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

United Kingdom

In June, and compared with the previous month, the most important drops were registered in angler, four-spot megrim, sole, hake, ling and lemon sole. The most important rises were those in cod, plaice, halibut and haddock.

Table 9: Average prices at the UK,
May-June 2017, in £/t

Species

June

May

% of variation

Brill

1.55

1.73

-10

Cod

37.44

28.94

29

Picked dogfish

0.60

0.69

-12

Haddock

64.89

60.25

8

Hake

49.51

51.83

-4

Halibut

6.49

4.97

31

Lemon sole

8.06

9.98

-19

Ling

10.39

12.37

-16

Four-spot megrim

21.58

24.54

-12

Angler

29.18

41.37

-29

Other demersal species

4.98

4.76

5

Plaice

17.53

12.46

41

kingclip

3.54

3.61

-2

Saithe

17.80

17.62

1

Rays and Skates

1.73

2.38

-28

Flatfish

11.87

14.24

-17

Weakfish

11.28

12.08

-7

Lemon sole

1.83

2.32

-21

 Source: Marine Management Organisation

Denmark

The most important drops in average prices on Danish markets were those in common sole, skate and European plaice. The most significant increases were registered in freckled sea catfish, Wels catfish, lemon sole, pollock and angler tails.

Table 10: Average prices on Danish markets in EUR/kg

Species

August (EUR/kg)

June (EUR/kg)

% of variation

Atlantic halibut

8.49

8.11

4.68

Blue ling

2.14

1.99

7.78

Blue ling

33.93

 

-

Wels catfish

4.61

2.68

71.65

Cod

3.96

3.87

2.27

Atlantic cod

2.25

2.09

7.69

Common dab

1.16

1.18

-1.77

Common sole

12.47

13.52

-7.76

Common conger

0.40

0.40

0.00

European plaice

0.31

 

-

Baltic plaice

 

0.40

-

Greater forkbeard

0.54

0.49

10.51

Scorpion fish

3.10

2.97

4.62

Greenland halibut

3.71

3.89

-4.42

Greenland halibut

3.56

 

-

Haddock

1.77

1.52

16.40

Hake

1.62

1.70

-4.58

Whiting

1.39

1.19

16.45

Lemon sole

5.07

5.12

-1.07

kingclip

2.05

1.69

21.46

kingclip

0.17

0.17

1.24

Four-spot megrim

1.94

2.28

-14.67

Blackbellied angler

4.36

4.49

-2.94

Angler tails

8.32

7.92

5.03

Mullet

8.04

 

-

King mackerel

6.81

6.86

-0.85

European plaice

2.04

2.49

-18.25

kingclip

4.18

3.37

23.78

Skate

0.87

1.38

-37.46

Skate fins

1.86

1.65

12.84

Rosefish

2.24

2.14

4.70

Roes

 

1.61

-

Saithe

1.49

1.61

-6.98

Freckled sea catfish

3.51

1.62

117.10

Tusk

1.45

1.09

32.59

Whiting

1.36

1.19

14.79

Lemon sole

3.14

2.69

16.63

 Source: Fiskeauktion.dk

Market

European Union

Table 11: Imports of the main bottomfish species,
fresh and salted dried, by the EU, January-May 2016/2017

Product

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2017

2016

2017

2016

Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides)

20,010

14,942

6.44

6.46

Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus)

423

267

6.99

5.72

Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis)

722

1,400

11.87

5.20

North Sea plaice (Pleuronectes platessa)

1,462

746

3.93

2.82

Soles  (Solea spp)

4,484

3,589

6.51

6.16

Flounder (Platichthys flesus)

607

331

5.74

3.25

Fish of the genus Rhombosolea

494

446

2.66

4.01

Fish of the species Pelotreis flavilatus and Peltorhamphus novaezelandiae

450

243

7.43

4.02

Other flat fish, except turbot

6,873

4,172

2.80

2.80

Cod (Gadus morhua)

197,932

110,917

4.58

3.95

Cod (Gadus ogac)

322

175

3.03

3.87

Cod (Gadus macrocephalus)

23,347

11,521

4.38

5.44

Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

39,661

17,243

4.93

2.43

Saithe  (Pollachius virens)

12,467

7,830

3.05

3.43

Shallow-water Cape hake (Merluccius capensis) y deep-water Cape hake (Merluccius paradoxus)

19,860

12,574

4.86

5.56

Argentine hake (South American hake) (Merluccius hubbsi)

14,862

12,667

3.93

2.70

Southern hake (Merluccius australis)

5,806

6,234

3.35

4.42

Other hakes of genus Merluccius

9,379

5,921

2.51

2.28

Hakes of the genus Urophycis

958

543

2.77

2.78

Alaskan pollock (Theragra chalcogramma)

2,301

2,703

6.49

3.75

Skates (Rajidae)

2,788

2,262

3.15

3.05

Cod fillets (Gadus macrocephalus)

25,435

15,535

5.62

4.59

Cod fillets (Gadus morhua and Gadus ogac)

210,389

129,867

5.32

5.35

Haddock fillets (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

31,434

18,536

5.38

6.01

Saithe fillets (Pollachius virens)

36,935

22,594

4.37

4.34

Shallow-water Cape hake (Merluccius capensis) y deep-water Cape hake (Merluccius paradoxus)

68,446

33,339

4.70

4.18

Argentine hake (South American hake) (Merluccius hubbsi)

25,756

15,393

3.62

3.67

Other hakes fillets of the genus Merluccius

25,148

14,856

3.35

8.33

Hake fillets of the genus Urophycis

277

120

7.65

4.87

Alaskan pollock fillets (Theragra chalcogramma)

305,181

169,195

2.97

3.64

Fish fillets (Boreogadus saida)

92

162

7.33

7.41

Whiting fillets (Merlangius merlangus)

737

511

5.70

4.50

Blue grenadier fillets (Macruronus novaezelandiae)

22,441

12,369

4.03

6.30

Ling fillets (Molva spp.)

1,151

849

4.71

4.46

Other fillets of the species Bregmacerotidae, Euclichthyidae, Gadidae, Macrouridae, Melanonidae, Merlucciidae, Moridae and Muraenolepididae

10,975

6,721

5.40

5.26

Fish fillets, dried, salted or in brine, non-smoked, of cods of the species Gadus macrocephalus

1,100

1,032

7.36

6.43

Fish fillets, dried, salted or in brine, non-smoked, of cods (Gadus morhua, Gadus ogac) and Arctic cod (Boreogadus saida)

21,090

14,527

7.37

5.23

Other cod fillets

6,670

4,769

6.39

5.99

Cods (Gadus morhua, Gadus ogac, Gadus macrocephalus), dried, non-salted, non-smoked

3,185

2,270

12.82

11.45

Cods (Gadus morhua, Gadus ogac, Gadus macrocephalus), dried, salted, non-smoked

58,792

31,315

9.76

6.76

Cods (Gadus morhua, Gadus ogac, Gadus macrocephalus), non-dried, salted, non-smoked and in brine

114,253

76,631

4.99

4.54

Fish of the species Boreogadus saida, salted, non-dried, non-smoked and in brine

55

74

9.50

8.30

Total

1,334,749

787,390

4.27

4.39

 Source: Eurostat (Preliminary information)

Table 12: Exports of the main bottomfish species,
fresh and salted dried, by the EU, January-May 2016/2017

Product

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2017

2016

2017

2016

Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides)

36,417

17,554

7.09

7.43

Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus)

1,002

345

7.56

6.07

Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis)

586

420

4.36

8.67

North Sea plaice (Pleuronectes platessa)

2,428

1,239

3.71

4.08

Soles  (Solea spp)

1,566

1,106

12.68

12.66

Flounder (Platichthys flesus)

1,600

1,177

3.47

2.61

Fish of the genus Rhombosolea

29

5

5.73

6.66

Fish of the species Pelotreis flavilatus and Peltorhamphus novaezelandiae

848

37

6.08

3.19

Other flat fish, except turbot

3,957

2,494

5.55

4.12

Cod (Gadus morhua)

64,443

46,659

6.42

6.55

Cod (Gadus ogac)

14

7

5.91

3.11

Cod (Gadus macrocephalus)

3,020

1,856

6.08

5.36

Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

13,483

7,518

2.45

4.45

Saithe  (Pollachius virens)

3,359

5,870

3.94

9.65

Shallow-water Cape hake (Merluccius capensis) y deep-water Cape hake (Merluccius paradoxus)

6,101

3,481

3.91

3.43

Argentine hake (South American hake) (Merluccius hubbsi)

27,386

12,033

2.36

2.47

Southern hake (Merluccius australis)

3,658

1,756

4.73

5.45

Other hakes of genus Merluccius

9,419

5,227

3.64

2.26

Hakes of the genus Urophycis

472

246

3.63

3.43

Alaskan pollock (Theragra chalcogramma)

372

71

4.27

5.17

Skates (Rajidae)

1,337

852

4.92

3.50

Cod fillets (Gadus macrocephalus)

6,467

4,554

6.59

5.57

Cod fillets (Gadus morhua and Gadus ogac)

39,803

30,387

5.80

5.82

Haddock fillets (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

3,025

2,278

5.89

5.98

Saithe fillets (Pollachius virens)

7,480

8,499

4.41

4.13

Shallow-water Cape hake (Merluccius capensis) y deep-water Cape hake (Merluccius paradoxus)

7,548

4,039

5.11

4.64

Argentine hake (South American hake) (Merluccius hubbsi)

8,343

2,879

3.58

3.79

Other hakes fillets of the genus Merluccius

2,273

1,172

4.49

4.23

Hake fillets of the genus Urophycis

59

70

6.86

5.08

Alaskan pollock fillets (Theragra chalcogramma)

18,488

11,441

3.44

3.45

Fish fillets (Boreogadus saida)

5

7

10.49

7.15

Whiting fillets (Merlangius merlangus)

1,477

978

5.09

6.31

Blue grenadier fillets (Macruronus novaezelandiae)

684

625

4.37

4.52

Ling fillets (Molva spp.)

477

224

5.93

4.80

Other fillets of the species Bregmacerotidae, Euclichthyidae, Gadidae, Macrouridae, Melanonidae, Merlucciidae, Moridae and Muraenolepididae

1,890

999

7.03

7.66

Fish fillets, dried, salted or in brine, non-smoked, of cods of the species Gadus macrocephalus

2,621

1,697

10.90

8.18

Fish fillets, dried, salted or in brine, non-smoked, of cods (Gadus morhua, Gadus ogac) and Arctic cod (Boreogadus saida)

2,366

2,544

9.11

9.14

Other cod fillets

1,630

1,149

11.49

10.12

Cods (Gadus morhua, Gadus ogac, Gadus macrocephalus), dried, non-salted, non-smoked

1,403

1,555

16.96

13.42

Cods (Gadus morhua, Gadus ogac, Gadus macrocephalus), dried, salted, non-smoked

10,487

6,849

8.09

7.51

Cods (Gadus morhua, Gadus ogac, Gadus macrocephalus), non-dried, salted, non-smoked and in brine

16,992

10,792

9.25

5.78

Fish of the species Boreogadus saida, salted, non-dried, non-smoked and in brine

3

88

7.59

4.87

Total

315,019

202,776

5.18

5.52

 Source: Eurostat (Preliminary information)

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2. SOUTH AMERICA

2.1 Argentina

Inventories / landed volumes

In August, the most important variations among the main bottomfish species were registered in hubbsi hake of parallel 41° and yellow croaker. The most significant increases were those in Patagonian grenadier, hubbsi hake S41° and blue whiting.

Table 13: Volumes of bottomfish landed at Argentine ports,
in tonnes

Species

Volumes in 2017 (t)

Cumulative volume Jan/Aug (t)

August

July

% of variation

Year 2017

Year 2016

% of variation

Kingclip

82

160

-49

2,566

2,400

7

Red porgy

73

136

-46

1,987

1,743

14

White croaker

4,354

3,417

27

14,188

24,044

-41

Soles

115

177

-35

2,937

3,603

-18

Southern hake

0

133

-100

980

2,352

-58

Patagonian grenadier

0

2,470

-100

13,110

23,793

-45

Hubbsi hake of San Matías Gulf

0

1

-100

220

3,008

-93

Hubbsi hake to the north of 41° (CTMFM)

511

1,620

-68

16,515

7,415

123

Hubbsi hake to the north of 41° (ZEEA)

1,508

243

521

18,797

17,957

5

Hubbsi hake to the south of 41°

22,028

23,904

-8

147,997

161,364

-8

Patagonian toothfish

0

16

-99

1,526

1,886

-19

Grouper

21

27

-22

597

624

-4

Weakfish

1,072

1,509

-29

9,470

7,321

29

Monkfish

73

81

-9

1,875

2,316

-19

Blue whiting

0

1,470

-100

9,479

6,035

57

Skates

712

1,057

-33

14,161

13,462

5

Source: Maritime Fishery Directorate

Markets

Table 14: Exports of Hubbsi hake fillets April 2017

HS

Item

May 2017

Cumulative 2017

(Through 30 May)

tm

Thousands of USD

Average price in USD/t

tm

Thousands of USD

Average price

0303.66.00.11

Hubbsi hake in containers, NC below 1 kg

65

113

1,733

265

476

1,797

0303.66.00.19

Hubbsi hake in containers, NC above 3 kg  above 3 kg.

3,766

5,756

1,528

14,060

21,420

1,523

0304.74.00.21

Frozen fillets in containers, NC below 1 kg

257

904

3,516

1,654

5,938

3,591

0304.74.00.91

Frozen fillets in containers, NC above 1 kg

5,551

16,300

2,936

26,324

77,066

2,928

1604.19.00.150Q

Fillets and other breaded meat in containers, NC below 1 kg

18

76

4,148

75

321

8,467

1604.19.00.950J

Fillets and other breaded meat in containers, NC above 1 kg  above 1 kg.

57

219

3,870

404

1,575

3,898

1604.20.90.2

Other products and canned products

57

107

2,673

297

805

2,712

Total hubbsi hake

9,771

23,475

2,915

43,079

107,601

3,559

Source: Fishery Economy Directorate, based on information from the INDEC

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