The value of catch by Icelandic vessels in May was nearly 10.7 billion ISK which is 11.3% less than in May 2016.  However, the tonnage of catch in May was 27% more than in May 2016, or nearly 138 thousand tonnes.

Value of demersal catch was just over 8 billion ISK which is a 4.7% decrease compared with May 2016. Value of cod vas nearly 5 billion ISK, a decrease of 0.9% even though the tonnage increased by 19.9%. Value of other species decreased as well. Value of flatfish catch decreased by 23.4% and value of pelagic catch decreased by 24.8%.

Total value of catch in the 12 month period from June 2016 to May 2017 was 114 billion ISK, which amounts to 19.7% reduction in total value compared with the same period a year earlier.

Value of catch 2016–2017
Million ISK May June-May
  2016 2017 % 2015-2016 2016-2017 %
             
Total value 12,020.9 10,663.1 -11.3 142,096.9 114,048.0 -19.7
             
Demersal catch 8,475.6 8,080.2 -4.7 100,199.3 77,438.4 -22.7
Cod 5,002.0 4,957.9 -0.9 61,293.4 49,149.6 -19.8
Haddock 813.2 727.8 -10.5 10,756.8 7,972.7 -25.9
Saith 804.9 771.6 -4.1 8,815.5 6,979.1 -20.8
Redfish 909.8 872.7 -4.1 12,614.7 8,677.1 -31.2
Ocean redfish 232.9 118.6 -49.1 583.0 483.2 -17.1
Other demersal 712.9 631.5 -11.4 6,136.0 4,176.6 -31.9
Flatfish catch 1,246.2 954.7 -23.4 10,081.9 7,286.2 -27.7
Pelagic catch 1,690.1 1,270.4 -24.8 27,659.2 26,719.8 -3.4
Herring 0.7 0.1 -92.1 5,999.6 6,192.5 3.2
Capelin 0.0 0.0 4,947.9 6,340.0 28.1
Blue whiting 1,683.1 1,267.4 -24.7 6,311.1 3,319.1 -47.4
Mackerel 6.4 2.9 -55.4 10,397.0 10,868.0 4.5
Other pelagics 0.0 0.0 3.6 0.1 -97.7
Shellfish catch 609.0 357.8 -41.3 4,156.5 2,603.7 -37.4
Lobster 192.6 149.7 -22.3 910.9 833.9 -8.5
Shrimp 367.3 176.0 -52.1 2,920.0 1,471.6 -49.6
Other shellfish 49.1 32.1 -34.7 325.6 298.1 -8.4
Miscellaneous catch 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Value of catch by type of landing 2016–2017
Million ISK May June-May
  2016 2017 % 2015-2016 2016-2017 %
             
Total value 12,020.9 10,663.1 -11.3 142,096.9 114,048.0 -19.7
             
For domestic processing 6,670.6 5,982.5 -10.3 74,544.3 59,986.2 -19.5
To auction market, for domestic processing 2,069.0 1,541.3 -25.5 20,319.3 17,324.8 -14.7
Frozen at sea, for domestic re-processing 0.0 0.0 57.7 70.2 21.7
For export in containers 504.0 363.3 -27.9 4,814.4 4,392.8 -8.8
Frozen at sea 2,512.2 2,734.6 8.9 41,484.4 31,640.6 -23.7
Other types of landings 265.0 41.4 -84.4 877.0 633.3 -27.8
Value of catch by region of landing 2016–2017
Million ISK May June-May
  2016 2017 % 2015-2016 2016-2017 %
             
Total value 12,020.9 10,663.1 -11.3 142,096.9 114,048.0 -19.7
             
Capital region 2,698.8 2,674.3 -0.9 37,121.9 27,571.3 -25.7
West 774.3 687.8 -11.2 6,783.0 5,804.2 -14.4
Westfjords 810.4 668.0 -17.6 7,914.7 6,261.7 -20.9
Northwest 763.7 719.0 -5.9 9,438.3 6,833.9 -27.6
Northeast 1,222.8 1,079.5 -11.7 17,674.0 15,116.4 -14.5
East  1,868.8 1,678.8 -10.2 19,947.5 16,697.6 -16.3
South 895.3 799.9 -10.6 13,304.0 11,729.7 -11.8
Southwest 2,255.0 1,962.6 -13.0 24,373.6 19,178.5 -21.3
Abroad 731.8 393.1 -46.3 5,540.1 4,854.6 -12.4

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