NORWEGIAN SANDEEL FISHERY COMES TO AN END
Norwegian sandeel fishery comes to an end. The Norwegian sandeel fishery has come to an end and bad weather has caused difficulties for the mackerel fleet in the North, reports Norges Sildesalgslag (a Norwegian Fishermen’s Sales Organisation for Pelagic Fish).
Tuesday June 23rd was the last day for the sandeel fishery, and after a period of poor fishery it picked up on the last day. The fishermen managed to catch 9.918 MT on the last two days of fishery.
And by that the fleet almost managed to fish the entire quota of 250.000 MT, only 5.621 MT remained.
A total of 6.885 MT of North Sea herring was reported in the catch journal this week. 150 MT of these was sold for fish meal and fish oil purposes while the rest went to consumption. The size of the herring has varied some, ranging from 147-218 gram, but most of the catches as ranged from 165-179g.
Eight catches of a total of 1.235 has been caught in Norwegian waters and 24 catches and 6.130 MT has been caught in EU waters.
The weather conditions at the end of the week put a temporarily stop to the mackerel fishery in the North. Prior to this the fishery has been somewhat decent. 135 MT has been reported penned-in, and 67 MT has been sold at the auction.