Fishing by foreign countries in Icelandic waters 2007 and the world catch 2006

  • Statistical Series
  • 18. December 2008
  • Vol 93, Issue 72
  • ISSN: 1670-4541

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The catch by foreign vessels in Icelandic waters increased from 54 thousand tonnes in 2006 to 80 thousand tonnes in 2007. The capelin is the most dominant species in the catch of the foreign vessels in 2007. The Faroese and the Norwegians were the most active foreign fishing nations in Icelandic waters in 2007. The world catch amounted to 91 million tonnes in 2006. The greatest volume came from the Pacific Ocean. The biggest fishing nation in 2006 was China.

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