The landed catch of Icelandic vessels in March 2019 was over 118 thousand tonnes which is a 25% decrease from March 2018. Pelagic catch decreased since no capelin was caught in the period. Demersal catch was just over 52 thousand tonnes and decreased by 2% compared with March 2018.

In the 12 month period from April 2018 to March 2019 the total catch has increased by 6% compared with the same period one year earlier. The value index in March is 15.6% lower than in March 2018.

Fish catch
March April-March
  2018 2019 % 2017-2018 2018-2019 %
Fish catch at constant prices
Index121102-15,6      
Fish catch in tonnes
Total catch 157.279 118.448 -25 1.231.927 1.305.644 6
Demersal catch 53.301 52.034 -2 472.647 489.925 4
Cod 31.565 31.309 -1 276.674 278.988 1
Haddock 4.143 6.154 49 40.628 55.344 36
Saithe 6.341 5.469 -14 57.009 67.004 18
Redfish 6.960 5.547 -20 64.471 56.577 -12
Other demersal catch 4.292 3.555 -17 33.866 32.012 -5
Flatfish 2.420 1.592 -34 24.112 27.371 14
Pelagic catch 100.969 64.433 -36 724.926 618.336 -15
Herring 0 0 - 125.434 124.075 -1
Capelin 81.698 0 - 186.333 0 -
Blue whiting 19.271 64.433 234 247.649 358.658 45
Mackerel 0 0 - 165.510 135.603 -18
Other pelagic catch 0 0 - 0 0 -92
Shellfish 589 390 -34 10.207 12.734 25
Other species 0 0 - 35 0 -

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

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