Friday - 13 April 2012
No. 71/2012

Fish catches in March 2012

Total catch of Icelandic vessels in March 2012 was 193,296 tonnes compared to 118,208 tonnes in March 2011. Demersal species accounted for 46 thousand tonnes, thereof cod nearly 24 thousand tonnes, haddock 6 thousand tonnes, redfish nearly 8 thousand tonnes and saithe nearly 4 thousand tonnes. The pelagic catch was 143 thousand tonnes, thereof capelin 141 thousand tonnes and herring 824 tonnes.

At constant prices the volume of the catch increased by 21.2% in March 2012 compared with March 2011.


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