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 at constant prices|
|Fish catch in tonnes|
|Other demersal catch||1,951||1,150||-41||43,498||31,362||-28|
|Other pelagic catch||1||0||-||5||0||-|