Catch of Icelandic vessels in August 2020 was about 131 thousand tonnes. The total catch of demersal species was 39 thousand tonnes, 10% more than in August last year. Pelagic catch was 89 thousand tonnes.

Total catch in the 12 month period from September 2019 to August 2020 amounted to 1,011 thousand tonnes which is 7% less than in the same period one year earlier.

The value index of catch in August 2020 is 11.2% higher than in August 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
  August September-August
2019 2020 % 2018-2019 2019-2020 %
Fish catch at constant prices
Index97.7108.711.2
Fish catch in tonnes
Total catch 113,469 131,119 16 1,090,610 1,011,219 -7
Demersal catch 35,502 38,900 10 490,707 461,657 -6
Cod 16,417 20,104 22 275,971 278,584 1
Haddock 4,481 4,286 -4 59,475 48,434 -19
Saithe 7,572 6,868 -9 70,554 53,353 -24
Redfish 5,319 5,949 12 53,368 51,919 -3
Other demersal catch 1,713 1,692 -1 31,339 29,368 -6
Flatfish 2,187 2,777 27 23,081 22,499 -3
Pelagic catch 75,097 88,832 18 567,161 520,005 -8
Herring 7,364 2,582 -65 129,931 141,956 9
Capelin 0 - - 0 0 -
Blue whiting 1,146 720 -37 270,870 225,644 -17
Mackerel 66,587 85,530 28 166,360 152,404 -8
Other pelagic catch 0 - - 0 2 -
Shellfish 684 610 -11 9,660 7,055 -27
Other species 0 0 - 1 2 76

Statistics