The total catch of Icelandic vessels in January was 7,610 tonnes. The catch is 90% less than in January 2016 due to fishermen‘s strike. Small boats with catch quota and hook and line boats landed 94% of the catch in January.

In the 12 month period from February 2016 to January 2017 the total catch has decreased by 295 thousand tonnes, or 23% compared with the same period a year earlier.

Fish catch
  January   February-January  
  2016 2017 % 2015-2016 2016-2017 %
Fish catch at constant prices            
Index         70.9             12.1     -83.3      
             
Fish catch in tonnes            
Total catch 73,612 7,610 -90 1,299,039 1,003,431 -23
Demersal catch 35,166 7,473 -79 441,328 429,216 -3
  Cod 23,233 5,928 -74 249,810 247,043 -1
  Haddock 3,904 1,221 -69 40,961 35,901 -12
  Saithe 2,893 96 -97 47,099 46,833 -1
  Redfish 3,134 35 -99 58,409 60,534 4
  Other demersal catch 2,003 192 -90 45,049 38,905 -14
Flatfish 1,517 52 -97 24,208 22,472 -7
Pelagic catch 36,142              -            -     822,910 539,639 -34
  Herring 5,680              -            -     111,511 111,578 0
  Capelin 1,497              -            -     308,971 99,592 -68
  Blue whiting 28,965              -            -     234,117 157,950 -33
  Mackerel              -                  -            -     168,279 170,514 1
  Other pelagic catch              -                  -            -     32 5 -83
Shellfish 787 85 -89 10,538 12,019 14
Other species              -                  -            -     54 86 58

Information about catch of fish which are published in this press release are preliminary figures. The data is gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries. 

Statistics