The total catch of Icelandic vessels was 49 thousand tonnes in June 2021 which is 21% less than in June 2020. Demersal catch was 35 thousand tonnes, mostly cod or 20 thousand tonnes. Pelagic catch in June 2021 was 54% less than in previous June, mostly blue whiting, 5,900 tonnes and mackerel 4,100 tonnes.

In the 12 month period from July 2020 to end of June 2021 the total catch was just under 1.1 billion tonnes which is a 4% increase from the previous 12 month period. Pelagic catch was 562 thousand tonnes and demersal catch was 483 thousand tonnes.

In fixed prices the catch in June 2021 was 4.4% less than in June 2020.

Information about catch of fish which are published in this press release are preliminary figures. The data is gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries.

Fish catch
  June July-June
2020 2021 % 2019-2020 2020-2021 %
Fish catch at constant prices
Index73.069.8 -4.4
Fish catch in tonnes
Total catch 61,981 49,030 -21 1,031,065 1,075,350 4
Demersal catch 34,986 34,748 -1 465,318 482,937 4
Cod 21,203 19,609 -8 276,194 279,776 1
Haddock 2,660 3,790 42 49,328 59,230 20
Saithe 4,665 5,326 14 56,623 57,819 2
Redfish 4,149 3,516 -15 52,878 52,204 -1
Other demersal catch 2,309 2,508 9 30,295 33,907 12
Flatfish 4,161 3,295 -21 21,589 24,585 14
Pelagic catch 22,290 10,348 -54 504,260 561,708 11
Herring 1,715 351 -80 139,799 132,925 -5
Capelin 0 0 - 0 70,726 -
Blue whiting 13,515 5,878 -57 228,946 210,315 -8
Mackerel 7,060 4,119 -42 135,513 147,736 9
Other pelagic catch 0 0 - 1 7 -
Shellfish 544 639 17 8,269 6,104 -26
Other species 0 0 - 2 16 -

Statistics