The total catch of Icelandic vessels was 107 thousand tonnes in September 2021 which is 10% less than in September 2020. Demersal catch was 32 thousand tonnes, mostly cod. Pelagic catch in September 2021 was 73 thousand tonnes, mostly herring, 56 thousand tonnes.

In the 12 month period from October 2020 to the end of September 2021 the total catch was just over 1 billion tonnes which is a 2% increase from the previous 12 months period. Pelagic catch was 531 thousand tonnes and demersal catch was 477 thousand tonnes.

In fixed prices the catch in September 2021 was 9.2% less than in September 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.

  September October-September
2020 2021 % 2019-2020 2020-2021 %
Fish catch at constant prices
Index87.379.3 -9.2
Fish catch in tonnes
Total catch 119,212 107,011 -10 1,020,964 1,039,663 2
Demersal catch 35,663 31,887 -11 461,184 476,551 3
Cod 20,603 19,626 -5 277,788 276,195 -1
Haddock 5,759 4,491 -22 49,846 58,349 17
Saithe 2,969 3,125 5 52,361 56,489 8
Redfish 4,681 3,389 -28 51,848 51,289 -1
Other demersal catch 1,651 1,255 -24 29,340 34,228 17
Flatfish 1,808 1,774 -2 22,521 25,113 12
Pelagic catch 80,717 72,738 -10 531,131 531,296 0
Herring 61,908 55,591 -10 153,714 118,094 -23
Capelin 0 0 - 0 70,726 -
Blue whiting 1,125 934 -17 225,872 210,482 -7
Mackerel 17,684 16,213 -8 151,543 131,988 -13
Other pelagic catch 0 0 -62 2 7 250
Shellfish 1,024 612 -40 6,126 6,687 9
Other species 0 0 - 2 16 755

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