Tuesday - 15 September 2009
Fish catches in August 2009
At constant prices, the volume of the catch of Icelandic vessels decreased by 11.9% in August 2009 compared with August 2008. In the first eight months of 2009 the volume has increased by 5.7 % compared to the same period the previous year.
Total catch of Icelandic vessels in August 2009 was 112,550 tonnes compared to 142,123 tonnes in August 2008. Demersal species accounted for 32 thousand tonnes, thereof cod 13 thousand tonnes, haddock 6 thousand tonnes, saithe 6 thousand tonnes and redfish 3 thousand tonnes. Total catch of pelagic species accounted for 78 thousand tonnes, which was herring for nearly 63 thousand tonnes and mackerel for 13 thousand.
Information about catch of fish which are published in this press release are preliminary figures. The data is gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries.