Photo : Havsnurp FB (2017) / Norges Sildesalgslag
Pelagic Fishing week 26 | Sand eel fishing has ended for this year, mackerel in the north had weather challenges
Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 00:10 (GMT + 9)
Tuesday 23 June was the last day for the eel fishery and after a period of poor fishing it caught up on the last day. For the week, which was then Monday and Tuesday 9,918 tonnes were fished.
The fleet almost reached the goal of this year's large quota of 250,000 tonnes, missing only 5-6,000 tonnes.
North Sea Herring
This week 6,885 tonnes of North Sea herring were fished. 150 tonnes have gone to fishmeal and oil with and the remaining 6 735 tonnes have been consumed. The size is hosted from an average of 147g - 218g, with most of the catches being 165g - 179g on average.
8 catches totaling 1,235 tonnes taken in the Norwegian zone and 24 catches totaling 6 130 tonnes were taken in the EU. Of the total quota of 140,650 (including flex), 73,997 have so far been fished and 66,653 tonnes remain. Of the proportion that can be fished in the EU, 17,601 tonnes of 60,000 tonnes of the fleet can be fished there. .
Weather prevention at the end of the week, however, put an end to fishing in the north. Prior to this, it has been usable fishing with positive messages from the fleet. However, it has been a challenge that parts of the fleet have to go a long way and spend a lot of time getting ice. Hopen fish has also started receiving reception for vessels that have the opportunity to unload with a vacuum.
Mackerel for fresh use goes smoothly with 135 tonnes registered in the lock. 67 tons have gone out in the auction
There are just under 10 vessels on mixed fishing on the edge. This week we have had 5 registrations with a total of 1,048 tonnes of Norwegian pout, 324 tonnes of hake and 78 tonnes of herring.
Author: Roar Bjånesøy / Norges Sildesalgslag - Norwegian Fishermen’s Sales Organization for Pelagic Fish