16th July 2018
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Poor weather boosts fish prices

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PRICES at the Lerwick fishmarket have seen a big improvement this week as a poor spell of weather has reduced the supply of fish.

The unsettled period has seen fewer boats coming in to land fish, but Shetland boats the Adenia and the Charisma were landing mackerel earlier in the week. The rest of the pelagic fleet is expected to head out to sea on either Sunday or Monday.

Whitefish prices this week: catfish £1.68-£1.88; cod £2.00-£3.31; dogfish £1.10-£1.44; haddock £0.40-£2.42; hake £0.96-£1.67; halibut £4.00-£8.36; John Dory £7.70-£9.90; lemons £1.24-£5.28; ling £1.10-£1.52; lythe £2.03-£3.22; megrims £0.54-£4.68; monkfish £2.26-£3.92; plaice £0.40-£1.95; saithe £0.35-£1.08; skate £0.60-£1.50; squid £1.90-£3.90; turbot £4.87-£12.54; tusk £0.73-£0.93; whiting £0.50-£1.94; witches £0.68-£1.20.

LANDINGS DAY BY DAY

Lerwick Scalloway

Boats Boxes Boats Boxes
Friday 9 1,020 2 80
Monday 3 170 1 400
Tuesday 2 340 3 685
Wednesday 2 180 1 55
Thursday 9 1,480 1 45
Total 25 3,190 8 1,265