GOOD START TO NORWEGIAN HERRING SEASON
Good start to Norwegian herring season. Norwegian vessels have had a good start to their herring fishery with six catches ranging from 80 MT to 500 MT, reports reports Norges Sildesalgslag (a Norwegian Fishermen’s Sales Organisation for Pelagic Fish).
“Sjøglans” left port May 18th and reported 275 MT from Vikingbanken already the next day. They spoke about a good gathering on the herring and on Wednesday we received further reports confirming the great accessibility from this area.
“The size of the herring was somewhat small for this area, with an average size of 138-159 gram. The buyers report of an even size and the preliminary fat analysis show a fat percentage of 13. Considering the cold month of May that we’ve had the fat percentage is considered decent and we’re positive to the maturation.
“There’s a decent demand in the market for herring, especially canned products – in these corona times.
“There’s been strong winds on the ground this weekend, and more vessels set course for the ground on Sunday.
“We’re hoping the temperature will increase and for decent weather, and maybe it’ll be matjes quality on the herring by Whitsun.”