23rd February 2018
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Good fish prices

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TRADE at the Lerwick fishmarket was lighter this week with the poor spell of weather but there have been very good prices for what has been landed, according to agents LHD.

The North Sea cod quota for the Shetland fleet ran out in the past 48 hours so little in the way of that species will be landed between now and the turn of the year.

Landings in the town were mainly from local boats, while there has been a steady amount of pelagic activity with Faroese and Norwegian vessels landing mackerel and herring.

Whitefish prices: catfish £2.08; cod £2.30-£3.11; dogfish £0.65-£1.12; eels £0.40-£0.85; gurnards £0.40-£0.55; haddock £0.90-£2.46; hake £1.00-£2.20; halibut £5.60-£8.47; John Dory £8.00-£8.96; lemon sole £1.72-£6.22; ling £1.33-£1.63; lythe £2.73-£3.20; megrims £1.80-£6.07; monkfish £1.96-£4.42; plaice £0.35-£2.10; saithe £0.40-£1.20; skate £0.78-£1.50; squid £2.00-£3.55; turbot £8.00-£11.23; tusk £0.92-£1.08; whiting £0.40-£2.20; witches £1.13-£1.80.

LANDINGS DAY BY DAY

Lerwick : Scalloway
Boats – Boxes : Boats – Boxes

Friday 1 – 320 : –– – ––
Monday 1 – 50 : 3 – 195

Tuesday 7 – 980 : 3 – 320

Wednesday 5 – 480 : 2 – 105

Yesterday 6 – 415 : 1 – 170

TOTALS 20 – 2245 : 9 – 790

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