The total fish catch of Icelandic vessels in January 2021 was 59 thousand tonnes, which is 65% more than in January 2020. Demersal catch was 36 thousand tonnes and pelagic catch was 21 thousand tonnes.
The catch in 12 period from February 2020 to January 2021 was about 1,000 tonnes which is very near to the catch in the 12 month period one year earlier. Main changes in composition of catch were that the mackerel catch increased by 18%, flatfish catch by 13% and cod catch by 6%, while catch in shellfish, saithe, blue mackerel and herring decreased slightly.
The catch in January 2021, at fixed price, was 44% more than in January 2020.
|Fish catch at constant prices|
|Fish catch in tonnes|
|Other demersal catch||938||1,994||113||31,599||30,672||-3|
|Other pelagic catch||0||0||-||1||1||-11|
Information about catch of fish which are published in this press release are preliminary figures. The data is gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries.