Please note that this press release was corrected 14 September 2018 at 12:00

The overall catch of Icelandic vessels in August was 104,5 thousand tonnes, a 13% decrease from August 2017. Demersal catch was just over 37 thousand tonnes and decreased by 2 thousand tonnes (18%) compared with August last year. Pelagic catch was 62 thousand tonnes and declined by 19%. Pelagic catch consisted mostly of mackerel, 54 thousand tonnes. Flatfish catch was 3,352 tonnes and shellfish catch was 2,156 tonnes.                                                   

In the 12 month period from September 2017 to August 2018 the total catch was just under 1,389 thousand tonnes, an increase of 13% compared with the same period a year earlier.

The price value index was 5% less than in August 2017.

Fish catch
  August September-August
  2017 2018 % 2016‒2017 2017‒2018 %
Fish catch at constant prices            
Index 109 104 -5
             
Fish catch in tonnes            
Total catch 120,001 104,566 -13 1,120,393 1,269,483 13
Demersal catch 39,325 37,210 -5 419,056 476,917 14
  Cod 21,470 17,684 -18 249,186 277,556 11
  Haddock 3,077 4,459 45 35,495 43,585 23
  Saithe 5,805 6,765 17 45,294 59,044 30
  Redfish 7,194 6,408 -11 56,912 62,491 10
  Other demersal catch 1,779 1,894 6 32,168 34,239 6
Flatfish 2,980 3,352 12 22,014 26,747 21
Pelagic catch 76,423 61,849 -19 669,729 753,514 13
  Herring 13,366 6,088 -54 114,608 117,119 2
  Capelin 0 0 - 196,832 186,333 -5
  Blue whiting 890 1,537 73 207,907 297,306 43
  Mackerel 62,167 54,224 -13 150,380 152,756 2
  Other pelagic catch 0 0 - 2 0 -98
Shellfish 1,274 2,156 69 9,560 12,297 29
Other species 0 0 - 35 9 -73

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

Statistics