Tuesday - 10 July 2007
Catch, value and processing of catch 2006
Statistics Iceland has released a new issue of Statistical Series in the topical category of fisheries. This issue presents catch, value and processing of catch 2006.
The total catch of Icelandic fishing vessels in 2006 was 1,323 thousand tonnes which is 346 thousand tonnes less than in 2005. The value of the catch amounted to 76 billions ISK and and increased by 12.1%. The largest quantity of the catch were processed in the eastern part of the country, mainly pelagic fish. The highest value of the catch was bought by fish processors in the capital area, its value being 15.7 billions ISK. The highest regional share of the demersal catch, almost quarter of the quantity, was also processed in the capital area, mainly in ReykjavÝk. The main processing method for cod was salting, while for haddock the main processing method was freezing in land-based factories.
Catch, value and processing of catch 2006 - Stat. Series