Lerwick Harbour reports landings for first six months – Fishupdate.com

Lerwick Harbour reports landings for first six months Published:  05 August, 2011

LERWICK Harbour is meeting the expectation of a busy year, with figures released yesterday for the first six months showing increases in cargo, oil-related cargo, passenger traffic and the tonnage of vessels handled.

Lerwick Port Authority Chief Executive, Sandra Laurenson explained: “Fish landings, however, reflected the particular circumstances in the industry, including a quieter winter mackerel season, with quota remaining to be taken in the autumn.”

Total fish landings were 24,632 tonnes, valued at £26.1 million, down 24 % on volume and down 0.9% on value. White fish landings of 4,958 tonnes were valued at £8.7 million, down 1.4% on volume and up 9% on value, with the price per tonne increasing 10.6% to average £1,764 per tonne.