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Report Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016
 
 
 

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 50

Product

Last report’s date

Total of beds

Closed beds

Mussels and oysters

12/10/2016

56

20

Pectinid molluscs –scallops, queen scallops and variegated scallops-

12/08/2016

16

8

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

12/08/2016

37

3

Scallop (beds allowed exclusively for gutting)

10/12/2016

16

16*

Source: Intecmar

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

On Galician markets, during week 49, total volumes of auctioned shellfish increased by 115 tonnes. The most important increases were those in manila clam, cockles and queen scallop. The most important drop was reported by spider crab.

Table 2: Shellfish auctions on Galician markets,
weeks 49 and 48 of 2016

Item

Volume (kg)

Variation (%)

Week 49

Week 48

Pullet carpet shell

11,951

8,808

36

European aurora venus

249

205

21

Grooved carpet shell

7,354

1,480

397

Banded carpet shell

13,038

10,915

19

Manila clam

79,469

30,552

160

Cockle

76,455

27,610

177

Edible crab

780

861

-9

Warty venus

853

841

1

King crab

14,104

31,047

-55

Norway lobster

4,514

2,093

116

Sabre clam

27

141

-81

Razor shell

4,173

5,777

-28

Velvet swimcrab

3,163

3,334

-5

Flat oyster

424

235

80

Pacific oyster

0

0

-

Sea urchin

16,255

11,942

36

Barnacle

6,344

1,705

272

Little neck clam

0

0

-

Scallop

12,269

5,226

135

Queen scallop

6,799

0

-

Variegated scallops

8

0

-

 Source: Consellería de Pesca. Xunta de Galicia

On Mercabarna, during week 49, supplies of frozen shellfish increased by 12 tonnes, while those of fresh shellfish declined by 8 and 6 tonnes in the previous two weeks. Total volumes of fresh samples increased by 44 tonnes. They had declined by 5 tonnes in week 48 and increased by 14 tonnes in week 47.

On the wholesale market of Mercamadrid, during week 49, supplies of shellfish species rose by 14 tonnes. The highest rises were reported by fresh mussels, fresh farmed clams, frozen scallops and frozen spider crab. The most important drop was reported by fresh razor shell.

Table 3: Prices on the wholesale market of Mercamadrid

Conservation

 Product

Volume 2016 (kg)

Cumulative volume (mt)

Week 49

Week 48

Evolution

2016

2015

Evolution

Frozen

Cockle

 

197

-

46

18

154

Frozen

Edible crab

125

90

39

44

25

74

Frozen

Spider crab

1,380

185

646

24

19

24

Frozen

Large Norway lobster

74

10

640

5

9

-38

Frozen

Medium Norway lobster

674

87

675

49

78

-38

Frozen

Small Norway lobster

749

97

672

54

87

-38

Frozen

Lobster

154

76

103

42

53

-20

Frozen

Lobster tails

38

19

100

11

13

-20

Frozen

Scallops

2,433

271

798

24

10

131

Fresh

Farmed clams

9,466

6,581

44

409

429

-5

Fresh

Sea crab

1,378

1,364

1

146

173

-16

Fresh

Large snails

38

525

-93

86

67

28

Fresh

Small snails

12

175

-93

16

9

72

Fresh

Large Norway lobster

231

62

273

10

16

-42

Fresh

Medium Norway lobster

926

249

272

38

44

-14

Fresh

Small Norway lobster

1,157

311

272

48

50

-6

Fresh

Coquina clam

1,090

1,700

-36

74

40

86

Fresh

lobsters

145

260

-44

9

22

-61

Fresh

Extra mussels

4,297

3,463

24

122

259

-53

Fresh

Large mussels

15,041

12,127

24

778

1,297

-40

Fresh

Normal mussel

23,635

19,055

24

1,095

1,037

6

Fresh

Razor shell

702

2,982

-76

63

48

32

Fresh

National barnacle

594

136

337

7

9

-20

 Source: Mercamadrid

France

At French ports, during week 49, volumes of all species analysed declined. The most significant drop was reported by scallops.

Table 4: Volumes of pelagic species landed in France

Species

Volume 2016 (kg)

Cumulative volume (mt)

Week 49

Week 48

% of variation

Year 2016

Year 2015

% of variation

European lobster

271

328

-17

67

ungraded

-

Snails

7,717

13,384

-42

612

ungraded

-

Norway lobster

25,448

30,879

-18

2,214

975

127

Scallop

204,592

258,964

-21

1,774

ungraded

-

Source: FranceAgriMer

Italy

At Italian ports, during week 49, the most significant drops were those in mantis shrimp and dye murex. The most important rises were those in striped venus, mussels and Norway lobster. The main ports were San Benedetto de Tronto, Ancona and Goro.

Table 5: Volumes of pelagic species landed at Italian ports

Species

Volume 2016 (kg)

Cumulative volume (mt)

Week 49

Week 48

% of variation

Year 2016

Year 2015

% of variation

European lobster

7

9

-18

1

1

-36

Mediterranean crab

262

345

-24

22

19

12

Dye murex

1,089

1,555

-30

52

53

-2

Snails

8

5

71

0

0

167

European spider crab

73

163

-55

7

4

50

Striped venus

745

470

59

42

45

-6

Norway lobster

1,470

1,184

24

85

118

-28

Mantis shrimp

32,142

38,912

-17

632

764

-17

Swimming crab

678

784

-14

57

53

8

Lobster

1

1

-17

0

0

-93

Mussels

940

520

81

36

60

-40

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

Prices

Spain

On Galician markets, during week 49, the grooved carpet shell reported the highest rise in volume. The most significant drop was that in barnacle.

Table 6: Average quotes of auctions on Galician markets,
weeks 48 and 49

Item

Average price (EUR/kg)

Variation (%)

Week 49

Week 48

Pullet carpet shell

15.24

13.90

10

European aurora venus

4.14

3.11

33

Grooved carpet shell

30.00

25.34

18

Banded carpet shell

8.31

8.73

-5

Manila clam

9.03

8.33

8

Cockle

3.55

3.23

10

Edible crab

2.65

3.65

-27

Warty venus

3.20

3.03

6

King crab

14.49

11.07

31

Norway lobster

8.82

10.55

-16

Sabre clam

6.12

6.63

-8

Razor shell

11.70

10.88

8

Velvet swimcrab

16.39

14.85

10

Flat oyster

4.72

3.62

30

Pacific oyster

-

-

-

Sea urchin

5.68

6.02

-6

Barnacle

27.11

32.02

-15

Little neck clam

-

-

-

Scallop

4.75

4.75

0

Queen scallop

5.35

-

-

Variegated scallops

5.35

-

-

 Source: Consellería de Pesca. Xunta de Galicia

On Mercabarna, during week 49, the most important variation in prices of frozen shellfish was the rise in frozen bodies and gills. The most important variations in fresh samples were those in fresh crab, Galician barnacle and fresh grooved carpet shell. The most important increases were those in spiny and spiny rock lobsters and in Norway lobster.

On Mercamadrid, during week 49, prices remained stable in all shellfish species analysed.

Table 7: Average prices of shellfish on Mercamadrid

Presentation

Product

Price (EUR/kg)

% of variation

Week 49

Week 48

Frozen

Cockle

6.00

 

-

Frozen

Edible crab

 

6.61

-

Frozen

Spider crab

5.50

5.50

0

Frozen

Large Norway lobster

38.50

38.50

0

Frozen

Medium Norway lobster

21.50

21.50

0

Frozen

Small Norway lobster

10.82

10.82

0

Frozen

Lobster

28.85

28.85

0

Frozen

Lobster tails

44.17

44.17

0

Frozen

Scallops

1.80

1.80

0

Fresh

Farmed clams

12.50

12.50

0

Fresh

Sea crab

2.50

2.50

0

Fresh

Large snails

4.60

4.60

0

Fresh

Small snails

2.10

2.10

0

Fresh

Large Norway lobster

57.00

57.00

0

Fresh

Medium Norway lobster

37.50

37.50

0

Fresh

Small Norway lobster

18.50

18.50

0

Fresh

Coquina clam

14.50

14.50

0

Fresh

Lobsters

60.00

60.00

0

Fresh

Extra mussels

3.50

3.50

0

Fresh

Large mussels

2.10

2.10

0

Fresh

Normal mussel

1.60

1.60

0

Fresh

Razor shell

14.50

14.50

0

Fresh

National barnacle

85.00

85.00

0

 Source: Mercamadrid

During week 49, the prices of frozen shellfish in the origin market remained the same as during the previous weeks.

Table 8: First-sale prices of frozen products,
week 49

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

6.30

Half-shell variegated scallop

40-60 pc/kg

4.25

Air-tight raw ox crab

600-800 gr/pc

3.50

European lobster

450-500 gr/pc

19.50

European lobster

300-400 gr/pc

22.00

European lobster

450-550 gr/pc

22.50

European lobster

600-800 gr/pc

22.40

Hard clam (Meretris Meretris)

60-80 pc/kg

2.20

Surf clam

60-80 pc/kg

11.80

Gran Sol Norway lobster

16-20 pc/kg

13.25

Gran Sol Norway lobster

21-30 pc/kg

10.25

Gran Sol Norway lobster

31-40 pc/kg

5.80

Gran Sol Norway lobster

41-50 pc/kg

4.80

Source: FIS.com

France

On French fist-sale markets, prices of scallops and snails declined. That of Norway lobster and European lobster increased.

Table 9: Prices of pelagic species landed at first-sale markets
in France, weeks 48 and 49, in EUR/kg

Species

Week 49

Week 48

% of variation

European lobster

27.64

27.34

1

Snails

2.91

3.00

-3

Norway lobster

14.64

14.26

3

Scallop

4.56

4.77

-4

Source: FranceAgriMer

Italy

At Italian ports, during week 49, the most important variations were those in lobster and European lobster. The msot important rise was reported by mantis shrimp.

Table 10: Average prices of pelagic species at Italian ports,
weeks 49 and 48, in EUR/kg

Product

Week 49

Week 48

% of variation

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

European lobster

19.55

19.73

21.53

22.76

-9

-13

Mediterranean crab

12.56

20.47

13.14

20.70

-4

-1

Dye murex

1.29

1.59

1.56

2.14

-17

-26

Snails

6.17

6.39

6.58

6.78

-6

-6

European spider crab

1.74

2.31

1.37

2.18

27

6

Striped venus

4.50

8.00

4.33

8.50

4

-6

Norway lobster

30.04

32.84

30.33

32.85

-1

0

Mantis shrimp

3.99

7.09

3.21

6.13

24

16

Swimming crab

1.38

2.59

1.09

2.21

27

17

Lobster

59.71

59.71

61.22

61.22

-2

-2

Mussels

3.57

7.14

3.58

7.17

0

0

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

Market

European Union

Table 11: Imports of frozen Norway lobster
(Nephrops norvegicus)
by the EU, January-September 2016/2015

Origin

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2016

2015

2016

2015

United Kingdom

3,287

1,651

10.64

11.41

Ireland

1,639

1,526

9.62

5.30

Vietnam

1,060

885

1.66

1.71

China

648

755

3.77

5.88

Iceland

720

642

18.23

14.22

India

688

529

2.11

2.27

Netherlands

826

327

7.63

9.09

Denmark

724

111

9.66

10.70

Spain

245

141

9.69

9.94

Morocco

116

67

20.94

18.61

France

43

5

10.76

14.39

Thailand

8

37

3.71

3.61

Belgium

17

17

156.88

11.16

Portugal

27

6

12.79

6.46

Myanmar (former Birmania)

 

30

 

2.48

Italy

21

6

13.48

24.21

Extra, undetermined territories

23

 

3.52

 

Tunisia

10

12

20.70

16.10

Estonia

 

20

 

0.55

Other (15)

27

15

16.59

14.24

Total

10,129

6,781

9.10

7.53

  Source: Eurostat (Temporary information)

Table 12: Exports of frozen Norway lobster
(Nephrops norvegicus)
by the EU, January-September 2016/2015

Destination

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2016

2015

2016

2015

Italy

4,398

3,705

12.15

10.25

Spain

2,814

1,831

16.06

13.14

China

880

724

12.12

7.99

France

785

768

11.66

9.58

India

880

668

6.89

7.65

United Kingdom

357

796

16.76

9.65

Croatia

217

211

10.01

9.03

Denmark

170

136

9.29

7.09

Ireland

140

97

26.78

16.64

Netherlands

46

66

9.80

5.81

Iceland

48

20

12.84

15.47

United States

53

10

19.18

19.30

Thailand

32

23

6.20

5.99

Slovenia

28

27

10.14

9.09

Greece

35

19

12.91

11.96

Germany

30

21

20.13

8.64

Japan

45

5

13.16

11.91

Myanmar

 

40

 

7.83

Switzerland

22

14

18.28

11.26

Belgium

25

9

13.68

13.62

Sweden

22

4

8.74

11.03

United Arab Emirates

17

7

16.01

13.79

Singapore

13

5

18.84

16.62

Norway

7

11

11.97

5.67

Australia

17

 

16.46

 

Portugal

9

5

17.86

14.24

Hong Kong

10

3

19.82

25.11

Other (36)

54

39

15.64

14.74

Total

11,154

9,263

13.02

10.34

                             Source: Eurostat (Temporary information)

By Juan Murias

www.fis.com


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