The Norwegian North Sea herring fishery experienced another slow week as 6,885 tonnes was reported to have been caught by the fleet.
The Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and Seafood has extended the snow crab season until 10 July, giving the fishermen nine extra days before the fishing closes, similar to last year when the season was also extended.
A preliminary report on the results of an international expedition from last May in the Norwegian Sea and adjacent sea areas is now available.
The 2020 sandeel season has ended for the Norwegian fleet with 244,404 tonnes being registered on the landing books, just 6,000 tonnes under the total allocation.
Norwegian fishermen are getting better at reporting lost and standing fishing gear says the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries ahead of the autumn clean-up cruise.
“After last week’s record week of 28,800 tonnes, we got “only” 9,800 tonnes in the journal this week,” writes Norges Sildesalgslag after the Norwegian fleet experienced a bad week on the North Sea herring fishery.