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Crab/Shellfish...

 
Report Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
 
 
 

This market reports focuses on catch volumes and harvests of shellfish in the European Union. También aborda aspectos como las vedas pesqueras, los precios, los inventarios, los mercados, las importaciones y las exportaciones de las especies que se detallan.

EUROPA

Unión Europea

Barnacle (Pollicipes cornucopia)
Spider crab (Maja squinado)
Norway lobster (Nephrops novergicus)
Cockle (Cerastoderma edule)
Manila clam (Ruditapes philippinarum)
Banded carpet shell (Venerupis rhomboides)
Grooved carpet shell (Ruditapes decussatus)
Pullet carpet shell (Venerupis pullastra)
Golden carpet shell (Venerupis aurea)
Edible crab (Cancer pagurus)
Razor shell (Ensis ensis)
Mature dosinica (Dosinia exoleta)
Velvet swimcrab (Necora publer)
Warty venus (Venus verrucosa)

Catch volumes

Spain

Table 1: Situation of biotoxins in Galician estuaries according
to Intecmar (the Galician Technological Institute for
the Control of the Marine Environment
), week 6

Product

Last report’s date

Total of beds

Closed beds

Mussels and oysters

02/10/2018

56

3

Pectinid molluscs –scallops, queen scallops and variegated scallops-

02/17/2017

16

7

Infaunal molluscs - clams, cockles, razor shells, etc-

11/16/2017

37

2

Scallop (beds allowed exclusively for gutting)

02/06/2018

16

7*

Source: Intecmar

* Out of the 16 existing beds, extraction of scallops is exclusively allowed for gutting in seven of them.

On Galician markets, during January, total volumes of auctioned shellfish declined in most species, except scallops, flat oyster and variegated scallops that reported a rise. The most important drops were those in cockles, manila clam, pullet carpet shell and spider crab.

Table 2: Shellfish auctions on Galician markets,
January 2018-December 2017

Item

Volume (kg)

Variation (%)

January 2018

December 2017

Pullet carpet shell

70,349

166,685

-58

Golden carpet shell

820

1,870

-56

Grooved carpet shell

25,601

54,501

-53

Banded carpet shell

45,828

55,117

-17

Manila clam

237,944

490,062

-51

Cockle

90,231

499,611

-82

Edible crab

2,328

3,109

-25

Warty venus

5,838

9,885

-41

King crab

41,744

118,888

-65

Norway lobster

2,723

14,145

-81

Sabre clam

-

-

-

Grooved razor shell

2,548

3,088

-17

European lobster

889

1,429

-38

Razor shell

27,488

31,915

-14

Velvet swimcrab

628

21,403

-97

Flat oyster

10,453

9,074

15

Pacific oyster

9,375

14,097

-33

Sea urchin

79,995

83,968

-5

Barnacle

11,409

35,157

-68

Little neck clam

12,779

38,215

-67

European locust lobster

3

600

-

Scallops

25,773

-

-

Queen scallop

18,401

37,188

-51

Variegated scallops

611

252

143

 Source: Consellería de Pesca. Xunta de Galicia

On Mercabarna, during January, total shellfish volumes declined by almost 700 tonnes, compared with December 2017. This drop affected all species. The most important drops were those in fresh mussels and fresh oysters.

On Mercamadrid, in January 8, total shellfish volumes declined by 640 tonnes, compared with the previous month. Only that of purple dye murex reported a slight rise. The most significant rises were registered in fresh mussels, fresh velvet swimcrab, fresh European lobster and fresh clams.

Table 3: Incoming volumes on Mercamadrid

Item

Volume (kg)

Variation (%)

January 2018

December 2017

Frozen

Cockles

-

110

-

Frozen European lobster

85

745

-89

Ox crab

-

6,320

-

Spider crab

200

8,155

-98

Large Norway lobster

128

834

-85

Medium Norway lobster

1,157

7,510

-85

Small Norway lobster

1,286

8,347

-85

Lobster

-

202

-

Lobster tails

-

49

-

Velvet swimcrab

1,800

4,471

-60

Extra 5-7 cooked velvet swimcrab

2,700

6,706

-60

Frozen barnacle

-

90

-

Fresh

Farmed clams

39,523

73,425

-46

Pullet carpet shell

17,567

32,634

-46

Grooved carpet shell

4,393

8,159

-46

Banded carpet shell

26,351

48,948

-46

Large cockles

5,615

19,146

-71

Medium cockles

8,421

28,718

-71

Small cockles

4,677

15,955

-71

Periwinkles

5,159

19,438

-73

Large European lobster

5,467

15,056

-64

Medium European lobster

4,243

22,585

-81

Small European lobster

1,792

37,640

-95

Live ox crab

11,099

39,450

-72

Sea crab

6,199

13,816

-55

Dye murex

3,551

1,950

82

Large snails

300

615

-51

Small snails

200

410

-51

Import spider crab

4,965

16,692

-70

Large striped venus -Italy-

372

4,173

-91

Large national striped venus

6,901

20,769

-67

Small national striped venus

2,071

8,350

-75

Small striped venus -Italy-

4,831

14,263

-66

Large Norway lobster

253

960

-74

Medium Norway lobster

1,005

3,834

-74

Small Norway lobster

1,259

4,793

-74

Lobsters

311

852

-63

Extra mussel

15,661

41,959

-63

Large mussel

54,806

146,853

-63

Regular mussel

86,124

230,772

-63

Atlantic European razor shell

4,182

5,657

-26

Razor shells

6,274

8,486

-26

Import velvet swimcrab

7,461

38,168

-80

Scallops

-

2,775

-

Extra oyster

315

3,142

-90

Special oyster

468

4,711

-90

Giant oyster

159

1,571

-90

Super oyster

626

6,282

-90

Import barnacle

3,133

5,576

-44

National barnacle

325

2,386

-86

General Total

353,430

994,508

-64

 Source: Mercamadrid

France

At French ports, in January, volumes declined in the case of European lobster, snail, Norway lobster and scallops. Total volumes of 2018 were higher than those of January 2017.

Table 4: Volumes of shellfish landed in France

Species

Volume (T)

Cumulative volume January (t)

January 2018

December 2017

% variation

Year 2018

Year 2017

% variation

European lobster

1

4

-69

1

2

-36

Snail

148

158

-6

148

95

55

Norway lobster

18

45

-60

18

111

-84

Scallops

933

1,830

-49

933

718

30

 Source: FranceAgriMer

Prices

Spain

On Galician markets, in January, prices declined in most species due to a lower demand. Those of flat oyster and variegated scallop increased because of a higher demand. There was also a rise in cockles, ox crab,  Norway lobster and velvet swimcrab, following a drop in supplies.

Tabla 5: Average prices at Galician markets auctions,
January 2018-December 2017

Item

Average price (EUR/kg)

Variation (%)

January 2018

December 2017

Pullet carpet shell

11.32

16.98

-33

Golden carpet shell

3.87

5.45

-29

Grooved carpet shell

24.74

34.20

-28

Banded carpet shell

6.67

10.20

-35

Manila clam

7.75

9.34

-17

Cockle

4.59

3.86

19

Edible crab

8.18

7.64

7

Warty venus

3.53

5.49

-36

King crab

8.09

10.26

-21

Norway lobster

15.23

12.65

20

Sabre clam

-

-

-

Grooved razor shell

5.83

8.35

-30

European lobster

27.92

33.69

-17

Razor shell

10.60

16.00

-34

Velvet swimcrab

23.55

19.57

20

Flat oyster

5.77

5.48

5

Pacific oyster

1.02

1.14

-11

Sea urchin

6.57

7.86

-16

Barnacle

28.62

47.29

-39

Little neck clam

1.48

2.04

-27

European locust lobster

45.76

73.83

-38

Scallops

5.48

-

-

Queen scallop

4

4

-1

Variegated scallops

7.00

6.46

8

 Source: Consellería de Pesca. Xunta de Galicia

On Mercabarna, prices of species declined in the case of fresh Galician barnacle, fresh spiny lobster, fresh Norway lobster, fresh grooved carpet Shell, frozen European lobster and fresh common snail. The most importan trise was registered in fresh European lobster.

On Mercamadrid, in January, the price of frozen shellfish remained stable. Regarding fresh species, there was a drop in clams, import spider crab and barnacles due to a lower demand. There was a rise in cockles, European lobster, striped venus and Norway lobster because of lower supplies.

Table 6: Average prices of shellfish on
the Spanish market of Mercamadrid

Item

Average price (EUR/kg)

Variation (%)

January 2018

December 2017

Frozen

Cockles

-

6.00

-

Frozen European lobster

16.50

16.50

0

Ox crab

-

6.61

-

Spider crab

5.50

5.50

0

Large Norway lobster

38.50

38.50

0

Medium Norway lobster

21.50

21.50

0

Small Norway lobster

10.82

10.82

0

Lobster

-

28.85

-

Lobster tails

-

44.17

-

Velvet swimcrab

9.62

9.62

0

Extra 5-7 cooked Velvet swimcrab

12.02

12.02

0

Frozen barnacle

-

-

-

Fresh

Farmed clams

13.21

13.77

-4

Pullet carpet shell

24.82

26.64

-7

Grooved carpet shell

50.07

55.64

-10

Banded carpet shell

13.93

16.05

-13

Large cockles

16.00

15.29

5

Medium cockles

9.50

8.64

10

Small cockles

7.00

6.14

14

Periwinkle

12.50

10.83

15

Large European lobster

39

41

-5

Medium European lobster

22.75

21.57

5

Small European lobster

19.00

18.64

2

Live ox crab

11.33

11.38

-0

Sea crab

4.20

4.20

0

Dye murex

9.00

9.00

0

Large snails

4

4

0

Small snails

1.80

1.80

0

Import spider crab

13.00

14.50

-10

Large striped venus -Italy-

34.00

32.86

3

Large national striped venus

7.50

7.43

1

Small national striped venus

8.50

8.31

2

Small striped venus -Italy-

6

5

3

Large Norway lobster

120.00

113.11

6

Medium Norway lobster

50.00

47.61

5

Small Norway lobster

30.00

28.28

6

Lobsters

62.00

62.00

0

Extra mussel

3.50

3.50

0

Large mussel

2

2

0

Regular mussell

1.60

1.60

0

Atlantic European razor shell

9.00

9.00

0

Razor shell

15.00

15.00

0

Import velvet swimcrab

24.00

23.56

2

Scallops

-

2.10

-

Extra oyster

0.30

0.30

0

Special oyster

0.11

0.11

0

Giant oyster

0

0

0

Super oyster

0.09

0.09

0

Import barnacle

19.80

39.50

-50

National barnacle

88.00

187.50

-53

General Total

21.93

22.86

-4

 Source: Mercamadrid

France

On French first-sale markets, prices declined in the case of European lobster, snail, Norway lobster and scallops, due to a lower demand.

Table 7: First-sale prices of shellfish species in France,
January 2018-December 2017, in €/kg.

Species

January 2018

December 2017

% variation

European lobster

25.35

34.27

-26

Snail

2.87

3.42

-16

Norway lobster

16.99

23.27

-27

Scallops

3.20

3.89

-18

 Source: FranceAgriMer

Market

European Union

Table 8: Imports of shellfish in the European Union,
January-November 2017-2016

Product

Volume (t)

Average price (€/kg)

2017

2016

2017

2016

Flat oysters (genus Ostrea), live, in shells, 40 g or below/unit

1,518

2,374

6.54

6.37

Other live oysters

8,134

7,772

7.60

24.29

Mussels (Mytilus spp.), live, fresh or chilled

71,536

80,485

2.71

4.39

Mussels (Perna spp.), live, fresh or chilled

1,107

2,100

3.97

4.36

Clams, cockles and arkshells (Arcidae, Arcticidae, Cardiidae, Donacidae, Hiatellidae, Mactridae, Mesodesmatidae, Myidae, Semelidae, Solecurtidae, Solenidae, Tridacnidae and Veneridae) live, fresh or chilled

14,940

14,099

50.06

50.69

  Source: Eurostat (Preliminary Information)

Table 9: Exports of shellfish in the European Union,
January-November 2017-2016

Product

Volume (t)

Average price (€/kg)

2017

2016

2017

2016

Flat oysters (genus Ostrea), live, in shells, 40 g or below/unit

6,901

4,495

12.93

16

Other live oysters

19,095

10,982

9.38

9

Mussels (Mytilus spp.), live, fresh or chilled

67,700

77,040

5.13

7

Mussels (Perna spp.), live, fresh or chilled

614

529

5.84

5

Clams, cockles and arkshells (Arcidae, Arcticidae, Cardiidae, Donacidae, Hiatellidae, Mactridae, Mesodesmatidae, Myidae, Semelidae, Solecurtidae, Solenidae, Tridacnidae and Veneridae) live, fresh or chilled

24,635

19,362

8.80

27

 Source: Eurostat (Preliminary Information)

By Juan Murias

www.fis.com


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