19th April 2018
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Poor weather affects landings

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The fish markets continued to be quiet as a result of the poor weather at the weekend, although things had started to pick up towards the end of the week.

Prices were up due to the low supply of fish both in Shetland and on the mainland.

A representative from LHD said they hoped the prices would continue to stay up but said you never could tell.

Whitefish prices – catfish: £1.50-£1.68; cod: £1.20-£2.45; dogs: £0.64-£1.70; gurnards: £0.42-£0.64; haddock : £0.55-£2.13; lemon sole: £1.40-£6; ling: £1.22-£1.80; lythe: £1.40-£2.04; megrims: £1.12-£5.88; monkfish: £2.08-£4.70; plaice: £0.45-£1.80; saithe: £0.45-£1.80; skate: £1.05-£1.60; squid: £1.65-£3.50; turbot: £6.80-£13; tusk: £0.60-£0.94; whiting: £0.40-£1.80; witches: £1.10-£1.80.

LANDINGS DAY BY DAY

Lerwick : Scalloway

Boats – Boxes : Boats – Boxes

Friday 3 – 300 : 1 – 20
Monday 11 – 865 : 2 – 465
Tuesday 6 – 530 : –– ––
Wednesday 3 – 385 : 1 – 15
Yesterday 11 – 1040 : 3 – 475

TOTALS 34 – 3120 : 7 – 975