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Crab/Shellfish...

 
Report Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
 
 
 

This market reports focuses on catches and harvests of shellfish in the European Union. This market reports focuses on fishing bans, prices, inventories, markets, imports and exports of the species mentioned.

EUROPE

European Union

Barnacle (Pollicipes cornucopia)
Spider crab (Maja squinado)
Norway lobster (Nephrops novergicus)
Cockle (Cerastoderma edule)
Manila clam (Ruditapes philippinarum)
Banded carpet shell (Venerupis rhomboides)
Grooved carpet shell (Ruditapes decussatus)
Pullet carpet shell (Venerupis pullastra)
Edible crab (Cancer pagurus)
Razor shell (Ensis ensis)
Mature dosinica (Dosinia exoleta)
Velvet swimcrab (Necora publer)
Warty venus (Venus verrucosa)

Catch volumes

Spain

Table 1: Situation of biotoxins in Galician estuaries according
to Intecmar (the Galician Technological Institute for
the Control of the Marine Environment
), week 11

Product

Last report’s date

Total of beds

Closed beds

Mussels and oysters

03/18/2017

56

9

Pectinid molluscs –scallops, queen scallops and variegated scallops-

02/17/2017

16

7

Infaunal molluscs - clams, cockles, razor shells, etc-

12/27/2016

37

2

Scallop (beds allowed exclusively for gutting)

02/10/2017

16

6*

Source: Intecmar

* Out of the 16 beds, extraction of scallops is allowed for gutting only in 5.

On Galician markets, in February, the most important increases were those in flat queen scallop, scallop, cockles and manila clam volumes. The most important drops in supplies were registered in sea urchin, banded carpet shell, pullet carpet shell and razor shell.

Table 2: Auctions on Galician markets,
December and November 2017

Item

Volume (kg)

Variation (%)

February

January

Pullet carpet shell

40,399

50,975

-21

European aurora venus

1,284

1,326

-3

Grooved carpet shell

22,816

15,212

50

Banded carpet shell

25,660

37,956

-32

Manila clam

173,443

149,865

16

Cockle

201,890

101,977

98

Edible crab

1,137

1,174

-3

Warty venus

4,860

4,476

9

King crab

22,340

20,035

12

Norway lobster

3,123

3,950

-21

Sabre clam

3

167

-98

Razor clam (Solen marginatus)

2,000

1,789

12

European lobster

968

1,049

-8

Razor shell

17,230

27,033

-36

Velvet swimcrab

3

2,237

-

Flat oyster

9,508

6,916

37

Pacific oyster

512

120

326

Sea urchin

107,275

121,674

-12

Barnacle

12,989

15,458

-16

Mature dosinica

20,471

17,411

18

European locust lobster

 

143

-

Scallop

20,107

9,843

104

Queen scallop

30,032

17,223

74

Variegated scallops

1,236

227

445

 Source: Consellería de Pesca. Xunta de Galicia

On Mercabarna, in February, the most significant drops were registered in oyster, fresh rock mussels, fresh regular snail, fresh grooved carpet shell, frozen red lobster, fresh razor shell, fresh striped venus, fresh barnacle and fresh Northern scallop. The most significant increases were those in fresh sea ox crab, fresh European lobster, fresh Norway lobster, fresh cockles, fresh mussels and fresh farmed clam.

On Mercamadrid, in February, the most significant declines in supplies were those in live ox crab, fresh import spider crab, fresh farmed clam, fresh Norway lobster, fresh banded carpet shell and fresh import velvet swimcrab. The most important rises were those in fresh Italian small striped Venus, fresh mussels and fresh periwinkle.

Table 3: Prices on the wholesale market of Mercamadrid

Item

Volume (kg)

Variation (%)

February

January

Frozen

Clam

 

230

-

Cockle

1,076

195

452

Frozen European lobster

819

491

67

Edible crab

545

120

354

Spider crab

752

280

169

Striped venus

1,380

 

-

Large Norway lobster

67

121

-45

Medium Norway lobster

609

1,083

-44

Small Norway lobster

675

1,204

-44

Lobster

587

3,434

-83

Lobster tails

146

858

-83

Mussels

1,117

 

-

Velvet swimcrab

297

142

109

Cooked extra velvet swimcrab 5-7

445

213

109

Frozen barnacle

272

190

43

Fresh

Farmed clams

35,492

46,382

-23

Pullet carpet shell

15,774

20,613

-23

Grooved carpet shell

3,945

5,154

-23

Banded carpet shell

23,662

30,926

-23

Large cockle

3,957

4,838

-18

Medium-sized cockle

5,934

7,254

-18

Small cockle

3,299

4,029

-18

Periwinkles

7,806

4,172

87

Large European lobster

910

1,786

-49

Medium-sized European lobster

1,362

2,680

-49

Small European lobster

2,273

4,470

-49

Live ox crab

13,136

34,426

-62

Sea crab

6,541

13,348

-51

Fresh water crab

 

1,988

-

Spinous murex

2,907

2,558

14

Large snails

260

544

-52

Small snails

86

183

-53

Import spider crab

4,761

15,824

-70

Large spider crab - Galicia

840

2,788

-70

Large striped venus - Italy

10,962

16,050

-32

Small striped venus - Italy

20,361

14,907

37

Large Norway lobster

375

2,168

-83

Medium Norway lobster

1,500

8,664

-83

Small Norway lobster

1,874

10,830

-83

lobsters

876

725

21

Extra mussels

22,215

21,289

4

Large mussels

77,750

74,510

4

Normal mussel

122,181

117,087

4

Atlantic European razor shell

884

1,930

-54

Razor shell

1,326

2,895

-54

Import velvet swimcrab

8,544

15,836

-4

Scallops

1,950

765

155

Extra oyster

196

1,422

-86

Small oyster

297

2,137

-86

Giant oyster

101

715

-86

Super oyster

393

2,847

-86

Import barnacle

2,878

2,441

18

National barnacle

722

614

18

 Source: Mercamadrid

France

At French ports, during February, volumes of scallops declined and those of snail, European lobster and Norway lobster increased.

Table 4: Volumes of pelagic species landed in France

Species

Volumes in 2017 (t)

Cumulative volume Jan/Feb (t)

February

January

% of variation

2017

2016

% of variation

European lobster

3

2

36

5

 

-

Snails

298

95

212

393

 

-

Norway lobster

138

111

25

249

110

127

Scallop

594

718

-17

1,312

 

-

 Source: FranceAgriMer

Italy

At Italian ports, volumes of shellfish landed in February declined in mantis shrimp and dye murex. Those of Norway lobster, striped venus, stone crab, mussels and spider crab. The main ports were Ancona, Aci Trezza and San Benedetto del Tronto.

Table 5: Volumes of pelagic species landed at Italian ports

Species

Volumes in 2017 (t)

Cumulative volume Jan/Feb (t)

February

January

% of variation

2017

2016

% of variation

European lobster

0

2

-

0.0

0.0

-

Mediterranean crab

304

55

448

0.4

0.6

-42

Dye murex

1,721

1,863

-8

3.6

4.2

-14

Snails

0

8

-

0.0

0.0

-75

European spider crab

1,528

917

67

2.5

0.9

163

Striped venus

3,035

2,690

13

5.7

7.3

-22

Norway lobster

7,788

3,470

124

11.3

9.1

23

Mantis shrimp

20,804

44,452

-53

65.3

129.2

-49

Swimming crab

3,022

1,887

60

4.9

8.8

-44

Lobster

0

0

-

0.0

0.0

-

Mussels

3,110

2,150

45

5.3

6.4

-18

Pelican’s foot

158

 

-

0.2

0.3

-50

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

Prices

Spain

The price of fresh mussel in origin was still at EUR 0.80/kg in February, slightly down on the average registered in 2016. The price of fresh striped venus averaged EUR 5.00/kg by mid-February, much higher than those registered in the last eight years.

During December 2017, the prices of frozen shellfish in the origin market remained the same as during the previous weeks.

Table 6: First-sale prices of frozen products,
January 2017

Species

Size

€/kg

Hard clam (Meretrix Lyrata)

40/60 pc/kg

2.15

Hard clam (Meretrix Lyrata)

60/80 pc/kg

2.10

Carpet shell clam (Paphia Undulata)

700/1000 pc/kg

3.55

Carpet shell clam (Paphia Undulata)

1000/1500 pc/kg

3.40

Blue mussel (Mytilus Chilensis)

100/200 pc/kg

2.40

Blue mussel (Mytilus Chilensis)

200/300 pc/kg

2.20

Blue mussel (Mytilus Chilensis)

300/500 pc/kg

2.10

Raw velvet swimcrab

4-7 Kg.

6.00

Half-shell variegated scallop

40-60 pc/kg

4.25

Air-tight raw ox crab

600-800 gr/pc

3.00

Raw European lobster

450-500 gr/pc

19.00

Cooked European lobster

300-400 gr/pc

6.50

Hard clam (Meretris Meretris)

60-80 pc/kg

2.20

Surf clam

60-80 pc/kg

10.00

Gran Sol Norway lobster

16-20 pc/kg

12.00

Gran Sol Norway lobster

21-30 pc/kg

9.00

Gran Sol Norway lobster

31-40 pc/kg

5.80

Gran Sol Norway lobster

41-50 pc/kg

4.80

Source: FIS.com

On Galician markets, in February, the most important drops in prices were those in velvet swimcrab, Norway lobster, ox crab and queen scallops. The most significant increases were registered in variegated scallop, golden carpet shell, barnacle, pullet carpet shell, razor shell, sabre clam and grooved carpet shell.

Table 7: Average prices at auction on Galician markets,
February-January 2017

Item

Average price (EUR/kg)

Variation (%)

February

January

Pullet carpet shell

15.99

12.64

27

European aurora venus

6.74

3.64

85

Grooved carpet shell

28.13

21.74

29

Banded carpet shell

7.82

7.05

11

Manila clam

7.39

6.51

14

Cockle

3.33

3.64

-9

Edible crab

5.93

7.65

-22

Warty venus

2.49

2.52

-1

King crab

12.54

12.53

0

Norway lobster

11.56

16.08

-28

Sabre clam

15.00

11.01

36

Razor clam (Solen marginatus)

5.63

4.66

21

European lobster

24.43

25.01

-2

Razor shell

13.60

10.04

35

Velvet swimcrab

7.00

15.68

-55

Flat oyster

4.91

4.70

4

Pacific oyster

0.80

0.80

0

Sea urchin

5.57

5.02

11

Barnacle

25.56

22.31

15

Mature dosinica

1.96

2.48

-21

European locust lobster

 

41.55

-

Scallop

4.36

4.84

-10

Queen scallop

3

4

-32

Variegated scallops

9.95

7.22

38

 Source: Consellería de Pesca. Xunta de Galicia

On Mercabarna, the most important drops in prices were those in frozen mouths and gills, fresh spiny rock lobster, fresh spider crab and fresh oyster. The most important rises were those in fresh farmed clam, fresh cockles, fresh velvet swimcrab, fresh Norway lobster, frozen Norway lobster and fresh barnacle.

On Mercamadrid, in February, prices remained stable in all frozen species. Among fresh products, there was a rise in sea crab. Those of Norway lobster, import velvet swimcrab, spider crab, fresh crab and European lobster declined.

Table 8: Average prices of shellfish on Mercamadrid

Item

Average price (EUR/kg)

Variation (%)

February

January

Frozen

Clam

 

4.51

-

Cockle

6.00

6.00

0

Frozen European lobster

-

-

-

Edible crab

6.61

6.61

0

Spider crab

5.50

5.50

0

Striped venus

1.50

 

-

Large Norway lobster

38.50

38.50

0

Medium Norway lobster

21.50

21.50

0

Small Norway lobster

10.82

10.82

0

Lobster

28.85

28.85

0

Lobster tails

44.17

44.17

0

Mussels

5.26

 

-

Velvet swimcrab

9.62

9.62

0

Cooked extra velvet swimcrab 5-7

12.02

12.02

0

Frozen barnacle

-

-

-

Fresh

Farmed clams

12.50

12.50

0

Pullet carpet shell

28.50

28.50

0

Grooved carpet shell

34.50

34.50

0

Banded carpet shell

18.50

18.50

0

Large cockle

14.50

14.50

0

Medium-sized cockle

8

8

0

Small cockle

5.50

5.50

0

Periwinkles

10.50

10.50

0

Large European lobster

34.00

34.00

0

Medium-sized European lobster

24.00

26.00

-8

Small European lobster

18.50

19.00

-3

Live ox crab

6

9

-35

Sea crab

4.25

3.38

26

Fresh water crab

 

4.75

-

Spinous murex

8.50

8.50

0

Large snails

4.60

4.60

0

Small snails

2.10

2.10

0

Import spider crab

7

13

-42

Large spider crab - Galicia

21.50

28.00

-23

Large striped venus - Italy

6.00

5.88

2

Small striped venus - Italy

3.75

3.75

0

Large Norway lobster

52.00

62.00

-16

Medium Norway lobster

30.00

36.25

-17

Small Norway lobster

15

19

-22

Lobsters

66.00

66.00

0

Extra mussels

3.50

3.50

0

Large mussels

2.10

2.10

0

Normal mussel

1.60

1.60

0

Atlantic European razor shell

9.00

9.00

0

Razor shell

14.50

14.50

0

Import velvet swimcrab

12.50

21.25

-41

Scallops

2

2

0

Extra oyster

0.30

0.30

0

Small oyster

0.11

0.11

0

Giant oyster

0.15

0.15

0

Super oyster

0.09

0.09

0

Import barnacle

40.50

40.50

0

National barnacle

150.00

150.00

0

 Source: Mercamadrid

France

Prices of snail, European lobster and Norway lobster rose at first sales on French markets, due to the higher demand. That of scallos rose due to the lower supplies.

Table 9: Prices of shellfish at first sales in France,
January-February 2017, in EUR/kg

Species

February

January

% of variation

European lobster

22.56

21.00

7

Snails

2.03

1.88

8

Norway lobster

13.68

12.86

6

Scallop

3.31

3.18

4

 Source: FranceAgriMer

Italy

At Italian ports, in February, prices of dye murex and mussels declined, slightly in the latter. Those of crab, spider crab, striped venus, Norway lobster, mantis shrimp and stone crab increased.

Table 10: Average prices at Italian first-sale ports,
January-February 2017, in EUR/kg

Product

February

January

% of variation

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

European lobster

-

-

2.92

2.92

-

-

Mediterranean green crab

15.94

26.10

17.12

19.87

-7

31

Dye murex

0.96

1.35

1.26

1.64

-24

-17

Snails

-

-

4.57

4.57

-

-

European spider crab

1.17

2.13

0.83

1.99

40

7

Striped venus

4.52

8.31

4.16

8.10

9

3

Norway lobster

28.60

32.79

26.51

28.85

8

14

Mantis shrimp

9.14

12.60

5.13

8.39

78

50

Swimming crab

3.00

4.73

1.05

2.08

185

128

Mussels

3.25

6.50

3.27

6.53

-1

0

Pelican’s foot

0.78

2.11

-

-

-

-

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

Market

European Union

Table 11: Imports of unfrozen crab in the EU,
January-November 2016/2015

Origin

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2016

2015

2016

2015

United Kingdom

7,963

5,017

6.82

4.65

Ireland

3,629

2,245

3.02

4.21

France

1,962

349

5.93

4.21

Portugal

567

145

2.77

2.44

Morocco

382

211

1.62

1.64

Spain

234

190

5.34

3.56

Netherlands

177

87

17.04

12.05

Norway

139

102

15.34

21.87

India

49

49

4.69

5.26

Greece

39

16

4.36

4.63

Sri Lanka

32

11

5.03

5.17

Indonesia

10

18

24.29

24.10

Belgium

15

9

9.24

11.97

Canada

12

7

18.81

22.75

Germany

9

6

14.87

16.18

Sweden

7

7

27.91

16.66

Denmark

10

2

13.38

7.54

Other (29)

15

25

12.92

12.34

Total

15,250

8,494

5.73

4.77

  Source: Eurostat (Temporary information)

Table 12: Exports of unfrozen crab in the EU,
January-November 2016/2015

Destination

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2016

2015

2016

2015

France

6,752

4,554

6.57

6.12

Spain

5,075

4,490

9.49

3.64

Italy

1,421

1,135

5.15

3.90

Portugal

1,110

1,180

4.56

4.55

China

1,090

846

8.22

8.25

Sweden

286

234

9.91

6.74

United Kingdom

303

213

3.00

3.15

Ireland

206

280

10.59

12.23

Netherlands

170

75

260.56

10.10

Belgium

108

56

9.28

5.64

Hong Kong

82

75

8.32

9.37

Germany

50

41

6.44

5.35

Taiwan

34

35

7.71

7.66

United States

47

9

10.08

14.86

Luxembourg

14

25

4.74

9.16

Czech Republic

17

11

4.17

11.58

Bulgaria

14

11

11.05

4.77

Angola

12

12

4.25

2.96

Canada

9

13

11.21

7.51

Romania

20

2

6.26

9.36

Undefined territories

20

 

7.14

 

Switzerland

7

10

16.12

14.44

United Arab Emirates

9

4

37.62

18.51

Other (37)

54

28

12.39

12.13

Total

16,910

13,339

9.98

5.26

 Source: Eurostat (Temporary information)

By Juan Murias

www.fis.com


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Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

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