The landed catch of Icelandic vessels in August 2019 was 113 thousand tonnes which is an 8% increase from August last year. Pelagic catch increased by 21% while demersal catch decreased by 6%. The increase in the catch in August is mostly due to more mackerel catch, which increased by 23% from the previous year.
The total catch in a 12 month period from September 2018 to August 2019 decreased by 14% compared with the same period a year earlier.
The value index for August was 3.5% higher than in August 2018.
|Fish catch at constant prices|
|Fish catch in tonnes|
|Other demersal catch||1,894||1,713||-10||34,240||31,335||-8|
|Other pelagic catch||0||0||-||0||0||-|
Information about catch of fish which are published in this press release are preliminary figures. The data is gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries.