Catch of Icelandic vessels in April 2020 was 88.8 thousand tonnes which is 21% less than in April 2019. The reduction is mainly due to lower catch of pelagic species which consisted mainly of blue whiting, 41.7 thousand tonnes, which is 31% less than in April 2019. The total catch of demersal species was 44.6 thousand tonnes, 9% less than in April last year. Cod catch was 23.2 thousand tonnes, 1% increase from the previous year.
Total catch in the 12 month period from May 2019 to April 2020 amounted to 966 thousand tonnes which is 13% less than in the same period one year earlier. The value index of catch in April 2020 is 12.4% lower than in April 2019.
Information about catch of fish which are published in this press release are preliminary figures. The data is gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries.
|Fish catch at constant prices|
|Fish catch in tonnes|
|Other demersal catch||4,160||3,545||9||31,527||32,153||2|
|Other pelagic catch||0||0||-||0||1||-|