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Crab/Shellfish...

 
Report Date: Tuesday, July 18, 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 29

Product

Last report’s date

Total of beds

Closed beds

Mussels and oysters

07/15/2017

56

2

Pectinid molluscs –scallops, queen scallops and variegated scallops-

02/17/2017

16

7

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

07/12/2017

37

2

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 June, the most important drops were those in clams, cockles, spider crab and sea urchin volumes. The most important rises were those of manila clam, Norway lobster and razor shell.

Table 2: Auctions on Galician markets, May-June 2017

Item

Volume (kg)

Variation (%)

June

May

Pullet carpet shell

60,204

57,495

5

European aurora venus

1,990

1,482

34

Grooved carpet shell

26,009

21,480

21

Banded carpet shell

39,370

35,743

10

Manila clam

263,398

237,067

11

Cockle

63,124

92,285

-32

Edible crab

2,967

4,318

-31

Warty venus

6,825

6,213

10

King crab

9,907

18,656

-47

Norway lobster

10,117

2,329

334

Sabre clam

7,284

4,181

74

Razor clam (Solen marginatus)

3,752

3,853

-3

European lobster

76

66

15

Razor shell

58,714

52,147

13

Velvet swimcrab

30

109

-72

Flat oyster

24

40

-38

Pacific oyster

3,145

4,587

-31

Barnacle

33,326

31,988

4

Mature dosinica

18,449

32,028

-42

European locust lobster

1

3

-74

Variegated scallops

588

 

-

 Source: Consellería de Pesca. Xunta de Galicia

On Mercabarna, in June, the most important variations in shellfish supplies were those in fresh mussels and fresh common snail. The most significant increases were registered in fresh rock mussel, fresh fine clam, fresh ox crab, fresh farmed clam and fresh European lobster.

On Mercamadrid, in June, the most important drops were those in fresh large snail, fresh razor shell, fresh sea crab and fresh farmed clam. The most significant rises were those in fresh import velvet swimcrab, frozen cockles, fresh periwinkle and fresh ox crab.

Table 3: Prices on the wholesale market of Mercamadrid

Item

Volume (kg)

Variation (%)

June

May

Frozen

Cockle

8,749

856

922

Frozen European lobster

1,250

1,010

24

Edible crab

553

432

28

Spider crab

811

724

12

Striped venus

 

4,000

-100

Large Norway lobster

339

317

7

Medium Norway lobster

3,079

2,867

7

Small Norway lobster

3,421

3,184

7

Lobster

1,877

1,426

32

Lobster tails

468

355

32

Velvet swimcrab

387

243

59

Cooked extra velvet swimcrab 5-7

580

364

59

Frozen barnacle

680

561

21

Fresh

Farmed clams

27,240

29,720

-8

Pullet carpet shell

12107,00

13210,00

-8

Grooved carpet shell

3,028

3,301

-8

Banded carpet shell

18,156

19,817

-8

Large cockle

3,509

3,842

-9

Medium-sized cockle

5,265

5,765

-9

Small cockle

2,924

3,204

-9

Periwinkles

15,609

12,837

22

Large European lobster

1,092

555

97

Medium-sized European lobster

1,641

833

97

Small European lobster

2,735

1,387

97

Live ox crab

11,375

9,308

22

Sea crab

5,817

9,551

-39

Spinous murex

2,230

2,140

4

Large snails

468

7,428

-94

Small snails

312

4,146

-92

Import spider crab

6,648

5,327

25

Large spider crab - Galicia

70

591

-88

Large striped venus - Italy

12,421

13,546

-8

Small striped venus - Italy

23,062

25,159

-8

Large Norway lobster

201

621

-68

Medium Norway lobster

777

2,478

-69

Small Norway lobster

978

3,099

-68

Lobsters

584

665

-12

Extra mussels

15,818

15,715

1

Large mussels

55,362

54,995

1

Normal mussel

86,999

86,423

1

Atlantic European razor shell

768

5,025

-85

Razor shell

1,156

7,536

-85

Import velvet swimcrab

13,873

4,776

190

Scallops

20

142

-86

Extra oyster

178

315

-43

Small oyster

270

474

-43

Giant oyster

90

159

-43

Super oyster

358

631

-43

Import barnacle

4,819

3,702

30

National barnacle

1,206

926

30

Warty venus

 

500

-

General total

361,360

376,188

-4

 Source: Mercamadrid

France

At French ports, in June, volumes of Norway lobster declined from those of the previous month. The rest of the variations were slight.

Table 4: Volumes of pelagic species landed in France

Species

Volumes in 2017 (t)

Cumulative volume Jan/Jun (t)

June

May

% of variation

Year 2017

Year 2016

% of variation

European lobster

23

21

8

69

22

217

Snails

403

408

-1

1,952

220

786

Norway lobster

385

517

-25

1,763

916

92

Scallop

0

63

-

2,909

 

-

 Source: FranceAgriMer

Italy

At Italian ports, volumes of most shellfish species landed declined in June. The most important drops were those in Norway lobster and mantis shrimp. The main ports were those of Goro, Ancona and Aci Trezza.

Table 5: Volumes of pelagic species landed at Italian ports

Species

Volumes in 2017 (t)

Cumulative volume Jan/Jun (t)

June

May

% of variation

Year 2017

Year 2016

% of variation

Dye murex

3

9

-69

19

26

-26

Striped venus

3

5

-45

16

24

-33

Norway lobster

10

20

-49

52

51

3

Mantis shrimp

26

62

-57

187

279

-33

Swimming crab

8

10

-13

28

33

-14

Mussels

2

5

-53

15

22

-32

Pelican’s foot

0

3

-95

4

4

3

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

Price

Spain

On Galician markets, in June, the most important increases were those in European locust lobster, variegated scallops and European lobster prices. The most significant declines were those in grooved carpet shell, velvet swimcrab, spider crab, pullet carpet shell, manila clam and golden carpet shell.

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

Item

Average price (EUR/kg)

Variation (%)

June

May

Pullet carpet shell

14.32

16.32

-12

European aurora venus

4.40

6.15

-28

Grooved carpet shell

26.69

30.75

-13

Banded carpet shell

7.91

7.83

1

Manila clam

7.33

8.88

-17

Cockle

6.30

5.83

8

Edible crab

4.21

4.51

-7

Warty venus

4.02

3.12

29

King crab

9.60

12.12

-21

Norway lobster

18.28

18.82

-3

Sabre clam

6.68

6.70

-0

Razor clam (Solen marginatus)

5.20

4.79

9

European lobster

15.84

8.94

77

Razor shell

7.17

7.38

3

Velvet swimcrab

9.00

12.73

-29

Flat oyster

4.15

4.38

-5

Pacific oyster

1.49

1.45

3

Barnacle

24.24

23.73

2

Mature dosinica

1.43

2.02

-29

European locust lobster

80.00

63.89

25

Variegated scallops

7.00

 

-

 Source: Consellería de Pesca. Xunta de Galicia

On Mercabarna, the most important drops in prices were those in fresh Mediterranean lobster, fresh spiny rock lobster, frozen cockle and fresh European lobster. The most important increases were those in frozen gills and bodies, fresh Norway lobster and frozen spiny rock lobster.

On Mercamadrid, in June, prices remained stable in all frozen species. Among fresh procuts, there was a drop in import velvet swimcrab, European lobster, import spider crab, pullet carpet shell, banded carpet shell, snails, ox crab and medium cockles. That of striped venus increased. The price for the rest of the species has remained the same.

Table 7: Average prices of shellfish on Mercamadrid

Item

Average price (EUR/kg)

Variation (%)

June

May

Frozen

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

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

24.72

26.50

-7

Grooved carpet shell

32.00

32.00

0

Banded carpet shell

14.72

16.50

-11

Large cockle

14.50

14.50

0

Medium-sized cockle

8.32

8.50

-2

Small cockle

5.50

5.50

0

Periwinkles

11

11

0

Large European lobster

31.50

36.50

-14

Medium-sized European lobster

24.90

30.25

-18

Small European lobster

20.50

22.50

-9

Live ox crab

6.10

6.50

-6

Sea crab

4.50

4.50

0

Spinous murex

9

9

0

Large snails

4.20

4.37

-4

Small snails

1.80

2.10

-14

Import spider crab

7.00

9.00

-22

Large spider crab - Galicia

24.50

24.50

0

Large striped venus - Italy

8.40

8.14

3

Small striped venus - Italy

5

5

9

Large Norway lobster

52.00

52.00

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

2

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

12.92

16.50

-22

Scallops

2.10

2.10

0

Extra oyster

0.30

0.30

0

Small oyster

0.11

0.11

0

Giant oyster

0

0

0

Super oyster

0.09

0.09

0

Import barnacle

35.00

35.00

0

National barnacle

72.00

72.00

0

Warty venus

 

6.31

-

General total

16.42

16.01

3

 Source: Mercamadrid

France

On French first-sale markets, prices of Norway lobster and scallops increased because of lower supplies. Those of snail and European lobster declined due to the lower demand.

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

Species

June

May

% of variation

European lobster

16.62

18.43

-10

Snails

2.05

2.33

-12

Norway lobster

9.12

8.83

3

Scallop

3.86

3.84

1

 Source: FranceAgriMer

Italy

At Italian ports, in June, the most important rise in prices was that of stone crab, and the most dramatic drop was registered in mantis shrimp.

Table 9: Average prices of shellfish species at
Italian first-sale ports, May-June 2017, in EUR/kg

Product

June

May

% of variation

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

Dye murex

1.50

1.99

1.28

1.93

17

3

Striped venus

3.48

6.96

3.62

7.09

-4

-2

Norway lobster

25.63

30.89

26.09

31.44

-2

-2

Mantis shrimp

9.01

12.00

10.86

14.17

-17

-15

Swimming crab

2.62

4.91

2.41

4.27

9

15

Mussels

3.25

6.50

3.33

6.58

-2

-1

Pelican’s foot

1.95

4.02

1.43

6.75

36

-40

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

Market

European Union

Table 10: Imports of shellfish species in the EU,
January-April 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

1,667

2,780

11.50

5.94

Other live oysters

6,406

6,399

6.01

13.41

Frozen oysters

67

 

6.65

 

Other oysters, except live or frozen

120

 

5.55

 

Scallops (Pecten maximus), frozen

1,048

 

17.87

 

Queen scallops and other molluscs of genus Pecten, Chlamys or Placopecten, frozen

7,938

 

14.70

 

Scallops, queen scallops and other molluscs of genus Pecten, Chlamys or Placopecten, frozen

2,136

 

14.51

 

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

48,366

61,072

2.11

2.55

Live, fresh or chilled mussel (Perna spp.)

1,606

1,207

2.89

4.42

Mussels (Mytilus spp.), frozen

1,911

 

5.55

 

Mussels (Perna spp.), frozen

2,830

 

4.98

 

Live, fresh or chilled mussels (Mytilus spp.)

185

 

10.95

 

Mussels (Perna spp.), except fresh or frozen

495

 

8.95

 

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

11,897

11,334

29.98

70.49

Clams and other species of frozen Veneridae families

4,132

 

5.04

 

Other frozen clams

527

 

8.62

 

Other clams, cockles, shells except fresh or frozen

330

 

10.72

 

  Source: Eurostat (Preliminary information)

Table 11: Exports of shellfish species in the EU,
January-April 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

5,422

3,649

12.71

14.47

Other live oysters

9,427

7,591

8.71

8.58

Frozen oysters

30

 

13.34

 

Other oysters, except live or frozen

4,020

 

7.41

 

Scallops (Pecten maximus), frozen

1,289

 

19.55

 

Queen scallops and other molluscs of genus Pecten, Chlamys or Placopecten, frozen

2,045

 

71.75

 

Scallops, queen scallops and other molluscs of genus Pecten, Chlamys or Placopecten, frozen

691

 

18.76

 

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

60,396

61,038

5.00

5.43

Live, fresh or chilled mussel (Perna spp.)

395

302

5.24

6.38

Mussels (Mytilus spp.), frozen

7,268

 

4.03

 

Mussels (Perna spp.), frozen

1,410

 

6.18

 

Live, fresh or chilled mussels (Mytilus spp.)

626

 

4.15

 

Mussels (Perna spp.), except fresh or frozen

134

 

10.02

 

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

9,601

14,308

7.65

25.79

Clams and other species of frozen Veneridae families

793

 

6.22

 

Other frozen clams

375

 

6.65

 

Other clams, cockles, shells except fresh or frozen

777

 

8.47

 

 Source: Eurostat (Preliminary information)

By Juan Murias

www.fis.com


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