Peterhead Whitefish Values Still Well Behind –

Whitefish value behind, but pelagic businesss on the up at Peterhead

Peterhead Whitefish Values Still Well Behind Fishing Monthly Published:  23 August, 2002

STATISTICS issued by Peterhead Harbour Trustees confirm that the volume of white fish handled at the port is on a par with last year’s figures.However,value is more than £5million behind.

The figures for the seven months up to July 31 show that a total of 24,693 tonnes were handled at a value of £26,938,658.

This compares with 24,665 tonnes of white fish worth £32,284,340 handled over the same period of 2001, a drop of £5.3million in value terms.

But mackerel business is well up, 21,019 tonnes worth £9,067,411, compared with 16,608tonnes worth £4,097,992

Herring/argentine business is also up,11,305 tonnes worth £2,179,586 compared with 7777 tonnes worth £1,837,095.