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Crab/Shellfish...

 
Report Date: Tuesday, August 22, 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

08/19/2017

56

5

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 July, the most important increases were those in velvet swimcrab, pullet carpet shell, cockle and Norway lobster volumes. The most important drops were those in razor shell, spider crab, banded carpet shell and mature dosinica.

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

Item

Volume (kg)

Variation (%)

July

June

Pullet carpet shell

78,425

60,204

30

European aurora venus

798

1,990

-60

Grooved carpet shell

26,796

26,009

3

Banded carpet shell

34,950

39,370

-11

Manila clam

266,439

263,398

1

Cockle

78,935

63,124

25

Edible crab

475

2,967

-84

Warty venus

6,438

6,825

-6

King crab

84

9,907

-99

Norway lobster

23,756

10,117

135

Sabre clam

10,849

7,284

49

Razor clam (Solen marginatus)

4,529

3,752

21

European lobster

1,649

76

-

Razor shell

43,729

58,714

-26

Velvet swimcrab

25,054

30

-

Flat oyster

25

24

2

Pacific oyster

6,641

3,145

111

Barnacle

42,532

33,326

28

Mature dosinica

15,462

18,449

-16

European locust lobster

 

1

-

Variegated scallops

323

588

-45

 Source: Consellería de Pesca. Xunta de Galicia

On the wholesale market of Mercabarna, incoming volumes declined by 20 tonnes in July. The most important drops were registered in fresh rock mussel, fresh grooved carpet shell, fresh Norway lobster, frozen Norway lobster, fresh common snail and frozen mussel. The most significant increases were those in fresh mussels, fresh oyster, fresh Chilean northern scallop, fresh farmed clam, frozen gills and bodies.

On Mercamadrid, in July and compared with the previous month, the most important drops were registered in fresh Italian striped venus, fresh periwinkle, fresh import velvet swimcrab, fresh import barnacle, fresh import spider crab, frozen lobster and frozen Norway lobster. The most significant increases were registered in fresh national striped venus, fresh mussels, fresh spider crab, fresh farmed clams, frozen ox crab, fresh dye murex and fresh Norway lobster.

Table 3: Prices on the wholesale market of Mercamadrid

Item

Volume (kg)

Variation (%)

July

June

Frozen

Cockle

7,828

8,749

-11

Frozen European lobster

998

1,250

-20

Edible crab

2,257

553

308

Spider crab

824

811

2

Large Norway lobster

236

339

-30

Medium Norway lobster

2,115

3,079

-31

Small Norway lobster

2,348

3,421

-31

Lobster

719

1,877

-62

Lobster tails

178

468

-62

Velvet swimcrab

385

387

-1

Cooked extra velvet swimcrab 5-7

579

580

-0

Frozen barnacle

715

680

5

Fresh

Farmed clams

29,066

27,240

7

Pullet carpet shell

12,918

12,107

7

Grooved carpet shell

3,231

3,028

7

Banded carpet shell

19,379

18,156

7

Large cockle

3,100

3,509

-12

Medium-sized cockle

4,650

5,265

-12

Small cockle

2,584

2,924

-12

Periwinkles

5,115

15,609

-67

Large European lobster

1,010

1,092

-8

Medium-sized European lobster

1,516

1,641

-8

Small European lobster

2,525

2,735

-8

Live ox crab

11,988

11,375

5

Sea crab

10,497

5,817

80

Spinous murex

3,740

2,230

68

Large snails

619

468

32

Small snails

413

312

32

Import spider crab

4,201

6,648

-37

Large spider crab - Galicia

 

70

-

Large striped venus - Italy

6,283

12,421

-49

Large national striped venus

6,996

 

-

Small striped venus - Italy

9,114

23,062

-60

Large Norway lobster

448

201

123

Medium Norway lobster

1,788

777

130

Small Norway lobster

2,235

978

129

Lobsters

619

584

6

Extra mussels

16,880

15,818

7

Large mussels

59,075

55,362

7

Normal mussel

92,834

86,999

7

Atlantic European razor shell

475

768

-38

Razor shell

710

1,156

-39

Import velvet swimcrab

4,584

13,873

-67

Scallops

1,018

20

-

Extra oyster

703

178

295

Small oyster

1,058

270

292

Giant oyster

350

90

289

Super oyster

1,410

358

294

Import barnacle

1,688

4,819

-65

National barnacle

424

1,206

-65

General total

344,426

361,360

-5

 Source: Mercamadrid

France

At French ports, during July, volumes of the main species analyse declined. The most significant drop was that in snail.

Table 4: Volumes of pelagic species landed in France

Species

Volumes in 2017 (t)

Cumulative volume Jan/Jun (t)

July

June

% of variation

Year 2017

Year 2016

% of variation

European lobster

18

23

-19

88

40

118

Snails

156

403

-61

2,108

372

466

Norway lobster

327

385

-15

2,090

1,317

59

Scallop

 

0

-

2,909

 

-

 Source: FranceAgriMer

Prices

Spain

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

Table 5: 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 Norway lobster, fresh velvet swimcrab, fresh grooved carpet shell, frozen European lobster and frozen spiny lobster. The most important increases were those in frozen gills and bodies, fresh European lobster, fresh common snail and frozen lobster tails.

On Mercamadrid, in July, prices remained stable in all frozen species. Regarding fresh species, there was a drop in European lobster, pullet carpet shell, banded carpet shell, medium-sized cockles, import spider crab and national barnacle. Those of import velvet swimcrab and live ox crab increased.

Table 6: Average prices of shellfish on Mercamadrid

Item

Average price (EUR/kg)

Variation (%)

July

June

Frozen

Cockle

6.00

6.00

0

Frozen European lobster

0.00

0.00

-

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

0.00

0.00

-

Fresh

Farmed clams

12.50

12.50

0

Pullet carpet shell

24.50

24.72

-1

Grooved carpet shell

32.00

32.00

0

Banded carpet shell

14.50

14.72

-2

Large cockle

14.50

14.50

0

Medium-sized cockle

8.20

8.32

-1

Small cockle

5.50

5.50

0

Periwinkles

10.50

10.50

0

Large European lobster

25

32

-22

Medium-sized European lobster

21.00

24.90

-16

Small European lobster

18.50

20.50

-10

Live ox crab

6.50

6.10

7

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

7.00

-4

Large spider crab - Galicia

 

24.50

-

Large striped venus - Italy

8.40

8.40

0

Large national striped venus

7.50

 

-

Small striped venus - Italy

5

5

0

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

13.50

12.92

5

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

70.00

72.00

-3

 Source: Mercamadrid

France

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

Table 7: Prices of pelagic species at French first-sale markets,
June-July 2017, in EUR/kg

Species

July

June

% of variation

European lobster

18.53

16.62

11

Snails

2.61

2.05

27

Norway lobster

11.38

9.12

25

Scallop

 

3.86

-

 Source: FranceAgriMer

Market

European Union

Table 8: Imports of shellfish species in the EU,
January-May 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

1,965

2,973

10.85

5.96

Other live oysters

8,331

7,269

6.00

15.25

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

66,070

69,898

2.12

2.68

Live, fresh or chilled mussel (Perna spp.)

1,640

2,071

4.88

4.33

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

20,620

14,857

32.90

98.36

  Source: Eurostat (Preliminary information)

Table 9: Exports of shellfish species in the EU,
January-May 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

5,947

4,037

14.22

70.33

Other live oysters

13,588

9,195

9.13

8.82

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

80,029

66,269

4.97

5.73

Live, fresh or chilled mussel (Perna spp.)

520

411

5.57

5.55

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

15,129

16,816

7.54

27.92

 Source: Eurostat (Preliminary information)

By Juan Murias

www.fis.com


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