Around half of the 4,570 boxes of white fish sold at he first fish markets of the week beginning December 20 at Peterhead Fish Market, Scotland’s premier fishing port were haddock, which like Cod and Monkfish attracted very strong demand from buyers despite transport problems caused by the severe snow conditions that hit Scotland.
Large and medium Haddock made £114-£142 per 57 kg box on the Monday.
The first market of the wee Monday Ten trawlers landed a total of 2393 boxes of white fish which sold for the following prices Large Cod £2.50-£3.20, Medium £2.00-£2.70, Haddock Large £2.50, Medium £2.0-£2.5, Round Haddock £1.60, Whiting £1.00-£1.20, Round whiting 90p-£1.20, Lemon Sole £.2.00-£5.00, Monkfish £ 2.50-£6.00, Coley 6p-£1.00, Megrims £1.00-£1.50, Plaice £1.00, Hake £1.00-£2.50, Witches 50p-£1.00 and Ling £1.00.
Trawlers landed Ocean Harvest, Harvester, Russa Teign, Onward, Crystal River, Faithful, Glengue, Achieve, Maracestina and Oppoprtunus.
The following day Tuesday saw Seven trawlers land a total of 2177 boxes of whitefish which sold for the following prices Cod Large £3.00-£3.60, Medium £2.00-£2.00, Haddock Large £1.00-£2.50, Medium £1.80-£2.60, Whiting £1.00-£1.20, Monkfish £4.00-£5.00, Coley 70p-£1.10, Megrims £1.00-£3.80, Plaice 60p, Witches 50p-75p and ling £1.00.
Trawlers landed Gleaner, Avocet, Stratyhelliot, Amity, Daisy, Shalimar and Artemis.
The last market of the week Wednesday saw only two trawlers land a total of 51 boxes of white fish which sold at the following prices, Cod Large £3.60-£4.15, Medium £2.80-£3.60, Haddock Medium £2.50, Whiting £1.00-£1.50, Round Whiting 90p, Monkfish £3.00-£5.60, Coley £1.00-£1.30, Megrims £1.00-£2.00, Witches 50p-75p and Ling £1.00.
Trawlers landed Sunrise and Starlight Ray (WK).
White fish landing at Peterhead Scotland’s premier fishing port for the weekending Wednesday December 22 totalled 5,085 boxes.
A total of 19 trawlers landed. There were no pelagic landings.
The market is now closed until January 5.
At Fraserburgh harbour only one boat landed 410 boxes on December 21 there were no prices available.
At Pittenweem harbour, Fife there were no landings of prawns from the local fleet.
On Christmas Day A lifeboat crew in the North of Scotland were called out to rescue crewmembers of a fishing boat that had run aground.
The Scrabster Coastguard Rescue Team and the Thurso RNLI Lifeboat was launched.
Three none-essential were taken ashore and at high tide the lifeboat returned to attempt to refloat the 18-metre crabber Kingfisher.
The Kingfisher was carrying 9 tonnes of live Crabs on board.
By the time it was floated itself. It was then escorted to Scrabster.