Total catch of Icelandic vessels in September was 125,857 tonnes, which is an 11% increase from September 2016. Demersal catch was nearly 33 thousand tonnes and decrease by 8%. Cod catch decreased by 4%, haddock catch by 5%, and saithe catch decreased by 18% compared with September last year. Pelagic catch was nearly 90 thousand tonnes, an increase of 21% compared with September 2016, of which mackerel catch increased by 32%. Flatfish catch was 1,926 tonnes which is 12% less than in September 2016. Shellfish catch was 1,198 tonnes compared with 1,096 tonnes in September 2016.

Total catch in the 12 month period from October 2016 to September 2017 was 1,133 thousand tonnes, an increse of 6% compared with the same period a year earlier.

The price value index was 9.7% lower than in September 2016.

Fish catch
  September   October-September  
  2016 2017 % 2015-2016 2016-2017 %
Fish catch at constant prices            
Index       101.3             91.5     -9.7      
             
Fish catch in tonnes            
Total catch 113,039 125,857 11 1,067,749 1,133,047 6
Demersal catch 35,751 32,936 -8 462,476 416,249 -10
  Cod 22,157 21,226 -4 263,426 248,247 -6
  Haddock 3,216 3,047 -5 40,460 35,328 -13
  Saithe 3,205 2,621 -18 49,791 44,710 -10
  Redfish 5,221 4,891 -6 65,301 56,603 -13
  Other demersal catch 1,951 1,150 -41 43,498 31,362 -28
Flatfish 2,181 1,926 -12 25,535 21,760 -15
Pelagic catch 74,011 89,797 21 566,721 685,355 21
  Herring 19,634 18,248 -7 107,573 113,320 5
  Capelin 0 0 - 101,089 196,832 95
  Blue whiting 1,292 1,396 8 189,881 208,011 10
  Mackerel 53,083 70,153 32 168,173 167,192 -1
  Other pelagic catch 1 0 - 5 0 -
Shellfish 1,096 1,198 9 12,931 9,648 -25
Other species 0 0 - 86 35 -60

Statistics