The total catch of Icelandic vessels in July was just over 73 thousand tonnes, an increase of 3% when compared to July 2016. Demersal catch increased by 6%, 1657 tonnes, of which 22% was cod and 13% was haddock. Pelagic catch decreased by 2% or 920 tonnes. Shellfish catch increased by 32%.

In the 12 month period from August 2016 to July 2017 the total catch was 1120 thousand tonnes, an 8% increase from the same period from 2015-2016.

Price index value using fixed price increased by 6.3% compared July 2016.

Fish catch
  July   August-July  
  2016 2017 % 2015-2016 2016-2017 %
Fish catch at constant prices            
Index         73.4             78.0     6.3      
             
Fish catch in tonnes            
Total catch 71,534 73,473 3 1,041,617 1,120,240 8
Demersal catch 28,046 29,703 6 455,768 412,973 -9
  Cod 13,895 16,921 22 259,173 244,733 -6
  Haddock 2,071 2,336 13 40,614 35,586 -12
  Saithe 5,538 3,532 -36 48,671 44,647 -8
  Redfish 4,896 4,738 -3 63,112 55,323 -12
  Other demersal catch 1,646 2,175 32 44,197 32,685 -26
Flatfish 2,355 3,182 35 24,682 21,600 -12
Pelagic catch 39,861 38,941 -2 548,614 675,845 23
  Herring 3,553 4,290 21 112,728 111,485 -1
  Capelin 0 0 - 101,089 196,832 95
  Blue whiting 31 6,275 - 190,041 207,512 9
  Mackerel 36,277 28,376 -22 144,724 160,010 11
  Other pelagic catch 0 0 - 32 6 -83
Shellfish 1,238 1,632 32 12,475 9,776 -22
Other species 34 14 -58 78 46 -41

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