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Crab/Shellfish...

 
Report Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
 
 
 

This market reports focuses on catch volumes 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 39

Product

Last report’s date

Total of beds

Closed beds

Mussels and oysters

09/23/2017

56

15

Pectinid molluscs –scallops, queen scallops and variegated scallops-

02/17/2017

16

7

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

09/22/2017

37

3

Scallop (beds allowed exclusively for gutting)

02/23/2017

16

5*

Source: Intecmar

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

On Galician markets, in August, the most important drops were those in Norway lobster, velvet swimcrab and sabre clam volumes. The most important rises were those in manila clam, cockles, razor shell, pullet carpet shell and barnacle.

Table 2: Auctions on Galician markets, July-August 2017

Item

Volume (kg)

Variation (%)

August

July

Pullet carpet shell

95,176

78,425

21

European aurora venus

1,125

798

41

Grooved carpet shell

32,111

26,796

20

Banded carpet shell

53,249

34,950

52

Manila clam

338,994

266,439

27

Cockle

116,030

78,935

47

Edible crab

3,960

475

734

Warty venus

12,303

6,438

91

King crab

 

84

-

Norway lobster

11,403

23,756

-52

Sabre clam

9,203

10,849

-15

Razor clam (Solen marginatus)

6,063

4,529

34

European lobster

1,486

1,649

-10

Razor shell

69,403

43,729

59

Velvet swimcrab

21,486

25,054

-14

Flat oyster

5,873

25

-

Pacific oyster

8,373

6,641

26

Barnacle

49,728

42,532

17

Mature dosinica

22,317

15,462

44

Variegated scallops

 

323

-

 Source: Consellería de Pesca. Xunta de Galicia

On the wholesale market of Mercabarna, incoming volumes declined by 70 tonnes in August. The most important drops were those in fresh rock mussels, fresh striped Venus, fresh farmed clam, fresh scallop, fresh sea ox crab, frozen gills, fresh razor shell and fresh European lobster. The most important rises were those in fresh oyster, fresh Norway lobster, frozen Norway lobster, fresh mussel, fresh grooved carpet shell and fresh velvet swimcrab.

On Mercamadrid, in August, and compared with the previous month, the most important drops in volumes were those in fresh mussels, fresh farmed clam, frozen cockles, fresh banded carpet shell, fresh sea crab and fresh pullet carpet shell. The most important increases were those in frozen lobster, fresh national striped venus, frozen lobster tails and frozen priwinkle.

Table 3: Prices on the wholesale market of Mercamadrid

Item

Volume (kg)

Variation (%)

August

July

Frozen

Cockle

260

7,828

-97

Frozen European lobster

649

998

-35

Edible crab

165

2,257

-93

Spider crab

542

824

-34

Large Norway lobster

33

236

-86

Medium Norway lobster

296

2,115

-86

Small Norway lobster

330

2,348

-86

Lobster

7,080

719

885

Lobster tails

1,768

178

893

Velvet swimcrab

241

385

-37

Cooked extra velvet swimcrab 5-7

361

579

-38

Frozen barnacle

735

715

3

Fresh

Farmed clams

18,508

29,066

-36

Pullet carpet shell

8,226

12,918

-36

Grooved carpet shell

2,056

3,231

-36

Banded carpet shell

12,337

19,379

-36

Large cockle

3,073

3,100

-1

Medium-sized cockle

4,607

4,650

-1

Small cockle

2,558

2,584

-1

Periwinkles

6,026

5,115

18

Large European lobster

761

1,010

-25

Medium-sized European lobster

1,142

1,516

-25

Small European lobster

1,903

2,525

-25

Live ox crab

8,566

11,988

-29

Sea crab

4,471

10,497

-57

Spinous murex

1,150

3,740

-69

Large snails

186

619

-70

Small snails

124

413

-70

Import spider crab

4,843

4,201

15

Large striped venus - Italy

5,256

6,283

-16

Large national striped venus

8,625

6,996

23

Small striped venus - Italy

6,343

9,114

-30

Large Norway lobster

228

448

-49

Medium Norway lobster

904

1,788

-49

Small Norway lobster

1,132

2,235

-49

Lobsters

843

619

36

Extra mussels

14,816

16,880

-12

Large mussels

51,852

59,075

-12

Normal mussel

81,481

92,834

-12

Atlantic European razor shell

846

475

78

Razor shell

1,272

710

79

Import velvet swimcrab

5,178

4,584

13

Scallops

37

1,018

-96

Extra oyster

358

703

-49

Small oyster

540

1,058

-49

Giant oyster

181

350

-48

Super oyster

718

1,410

-49

Import barnacle

1,444

1,688

-14

National barnacle

364

424

-14

 Source: Mercamadrid

France

At French ports, in August, volumes declined in the case of European lobster, regular snail and Norway lobster.

Table 4: Volumes of pelagic species landed in France

Species

Volumes in 2017 (t)

Cumulative volume Jan/Aug (t)

August

July

% of variation

Year 2017

Year 2016

% of variation

European lobster

14

18

-27

101

51

98

Snails

103

156

-34

2,211

506

337

Norway lobster

225

327

-31

2,315

1,710

35

 Source: FranceAgriMer

Italy

At Italian ports, volumes of shellfish landed in August increased mostly in striped venus and mussels. Those of Norway lobster, mantis shrimp and stone crab declined. The main ports were Aci Trezza and Goro.

Table 5: Volumes of pelagic species landed at Italian ports

Species

Volumes in 2017 (t)

Cumulative volume Jan/Aug (t)

August

July

% of variation

Year 2017

Year 2016

% of variation

Striped venus

4

3

34

24

33

-27

Norway lobster

6

11

-45

70

72

-3

Mantis shrimp

29

37

-23

252

361

-30

Swimming crab

1

9

-88

38

47

-19

Mussels

4

3

30

22

29

-25

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

Prices

Spain

On Galician markets, in July, the most important increases were those in European lobster, grooved carpet shell and Norway lobster volumes. The most significant declines were those in Norway lobster, spider crab and grooved razor shell.

Table 6: Average prices at auction on Galician markets,
June-July 2017

Item

Average price (EUR/kg)

Variation (%)

July

June

Pullet carpet shell

14.15

14.32

-1

European aurora venus

5.17

4.40

18

Grooved carpet shell

30.52

26.69

14

Banded carpet shell

9.60

7.91

21

Manila clam

8.95

7.33

22

Cockle

7.09

6.30

13

Edible crab

5.42

4.21

29

Warty venus

4.88

4.02

21

King crab

6.89

9.60

-28

Norway lobster

14.09

18.28

-23

Sabre clam

7.36

6.68

10

Razor clam (Solen marginatus)

4.99

5.20

-4

European lobster

21.73

15.84

37

Razor shell

8.91

7.17

24

Velvet swimcrab

14.37

9.00

60

Flat oyster

5.57

4.15

34

Pacific oyster

1.45

1.49

-3

Barnacle

25.26

24.24

4

Mature dosinica

1.94

1.43

36

European locust lobster

 

80.00

-

Variegated scallops

7.00

7.00

0

 Source: Consellería de Pesca. Xunta de Galicia

On Mercabarna, the most important drops in prices were those in fresh grooved carpet shell, fresh velvet swimcrab, frozen spiny rock lobster, frozen European lobster, frozen Norway lobster, fresh fine shells and fresh cockles. The most important increases were those in fresh Norway lobster, fresh spiny lobster, frozen gills, fresh regular snail, fresh barnacle, fresh European lobster, fresh sea ox crab, fresh spider crab, frozen spiny lobster and fresh crab.

On Mercamadrid, in August, prices remained stable in all frozen species. Regarding fresh ones, there was a drop in pullet carpet shell and Italian striped venus. The most important rises were those in manila clam, farmed carpet shell, and fresh razor shell.

Table 7: Average prices of shellfish on Mercamadrid

Item

Average price (EUR/kg)

Variation (%)

August

July

Frozen

Cockle

6.00

6.00

0

Frozen European lobster

-

-

-

Edible crab

6.61

6.61

0

Spider crab

5.50

5.50

0

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

Velvet swimcrab

9.62

9.62

0

Cooked extra velvet swimcrab 5-7

12.02

12.02

0

Frozen barnacle

-

-

-

Fresh

Farmed clams

13.00

12.50

4

Pullet carpet shell

22.50

24.50

-8

Grooved carpet shell

35.00

32.00

9

Banded carpet shell

14.50

14.50

0

Large cockle

14.50

14.50

0

Medium-sized cockle

8.20

8.20

0

Small cockle

5.50

5.50

0

Periwinkles

10.50

10.50

0

Large European lobster

25

25

0

Medium-sized European lobster

21.00

21.00

0

Small European lobster

18.50

18.50

0

Live ox crab

6.50

6.50

0

Sea crab

4.50

4.50

0

Spinous murex

8.50

8.50

0

Large snails

4

4

0

Small snails

1.80

1.80

0

Import spider crab

6.75

6.75

0

Large striped venus - Italy

8.08

8.40

-4

Large national striped venus

7.45

7.50

-1

Small striped venus - Italy

4.83

5.00

-4

Large Norway lobster

52

52

0

Medium Norway lobster

26.50

26.50

0

Small Norway lobster

14.50

14.50

0

Lobsters

66.00

66.00

0

Extra mussels

3.50

3.50

0

Large mussels

2.10

2.10

0

Normal mussel

2

2

0

Atlantic European razor shell

9.00

9.00

0

Razor shell

14.75

14.50

2

Import velvet swimcrab

13.50

13.50

0

Scallops

2.10

2.10

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

0

0

Import barnacle

35.00

35.00

0

National barnacle

70.00

70.00

0

 Source: Mercamadrid

France

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

Table 8: Prices of pelagic species at French first-sale markets,
July-August 2017, in EUR/kg

Species

August

July

% of variation

European lobster

20.19

18.53

9

Snails

2.96

2.61

13

Norway lobster

14.98

11.38

32

 Source: FranceAgriMer

Italy

At Italian ports, during August, volumes of mussels increased due to a higher demand. Those of mantis shrimp and Norway lobster declined due to a lower demand and so did that of striped venus, because of a rise in supplies.

Table 9: Average prices of pelagic species 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

Striped venus

3.57

6.91

3.61

7.12

-1

-3

Norway lobster

20.14

23.31

27.07

32.07

-26

-27

Mantis shrimp

5.14

7.64

7.17

10.09

-28

-24

Mussels

3.79

7.59

3.27

6.54

16

16

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

Market

European Union

Table 10: Imports of shellfish species in the EU,
January-June 2017/2016

Product

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2017

2016

2017

2016

Flat oysters (genus Ostrea) live, with shell, weighing 40 g/unit or below

1,063

1,601

6.28

4.85

Other live oysters

4,595

4,040

5.94

8.08

Imports of live, fresh or chilled mussel (Mytilus spp.)

36,466

38,762

2.05

4.23

Live, fresh or chilled mussel (Perna spp.)

832

1,476

4.44

4.47

Clams, cockles and shells (familias Arcidae, Arcticidae, Cardiidae, Donacidae, Hiatellidae, Mactridae, Mesodesmatidae, Myidae, Semelidae, Solecurtidae, Solenidae, Tridacnidae and Veneridae), live, fresh or chilled

11,776

9,163

62.01

39.11

Total

54,731

55,041

15.40

10.34

  Source: Eurostat (Preliminary information)

Table 11: Exports of shellfish species in the EU,
January-June 2017/2016

Product

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2017

2016

2017

2016

Flat oysters (genus Ostrea) live, with shell, weighing 40 g/unit or below

3,342

2,366

10.22

13.57

Other live oysters

8,316

5,299

9.32

8.10

Imports of live, fresh or chilled mussel (Mytilus spp.)

45,281

37,456

5.14

5.07

Live, fresh or chilled mussel (Perna spp.)

303

224

5.80

4.87

Clams, cockles and shells (familias Arcidae, Arcticidae, Cardiidae, Donacidae, Hiatellidae, Mactridae, Mesodesmatidae, Myidae, Semelidae, Solecurtidae, Solenidae, Tridacnidae and Veneridae), live, fresh or chilled

9,118

10,361

7.27

15.24

Total

66,359

55,705

6.21

7.61

 Source: Eurostat (Preliminary information)

By Juan Murias

www.fis.com


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