In the first three monts of 2021 the catch of Icelandic vessels was 239.2 thousand tonnes, 32% more than during same period in 2020. The value of first sale in the first quarter of 2021 was 43.2 billion ISK which is 26% more than in first quarter of 2020. The value of capelin was 8 billion ISK, an increase by 100% since no capelin was caught in the year 2020. The value of demersal catch increased by 2% and was 32 billion ISK.

Catch and value of catch in 2020-2021
Tonnes/million ISK Catch, January-March Value of catch, January-March
  2020 2021 % 2020 2021 %
Total 180,855 239,204 32 34,303 43,179 26
By months
January 35,791 58,998 65 7,459 10,018 34
February 51,664 76,206 48 11,987 14,833 24
December 93,399 104,000 11 14,857 18,327 23
By species
Demersal catch 124,604 137,537 10 31,522 32,087 2
Cod 79,381 85,163 7 22,133 22,193 0
Haddock 13,727 15,859 16 3,282 3,835 17
Saithe 12,085 15,201 26 1,950 2,190 12
Redfish 13,067 13,290 2 3,142 2,794 -11
Other demersal fish 6,343 8,024 26 1,014 1,076 6
Flatfish 2,891 5,433 88 1,185 2,025 71
Pelagic catch 52,785 95,452 81 1,462 8,913 510
Herring 1,494 1,599 7 66 101 53
Capelin 0 70,728 - 0 8,218 -
Blue whiting 51,290 23,125 -55 1,396 594 -57
Mackerel 0 0 - 0 0 -
Other pelagic fish 0 0 - 0 0 -
Shellfish 576 646 12 134 153 14
Lobster 3 2 -23 3 3 24
Shrimp 341 471 38 102 119 17
Other shellfish 232 173 -25 30 31 1
Miscellaneous catch 0 136 - 0 0 -

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