The total catch of Icelandic vessels was 109 thousand tonnes in August 2021 which is 17% less than in August 2020. Demersal catch was 39 thousand tonnes, mostly cod or 20 thousand tonnes. Pelagic catch in August 2021 was 65 thousand tonnes, mostly mackerel or 63 thousand tonnes.
In the 12 month period from September 2020 to the end of August 2021 the total catch was just under 1.1 billion tonnes which is a 4% increase from the previous 12 months period. Pelagic catch was 540 thousand tonnes and demersal catch was 480 thousand tonnes.
In fixed prices the catch in August 2021 was 8.8% less than in August 2020.
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||1,694||2,230||32||29,369||34,624||18|
|Other pelagic catch||0||-||-||2||7||265|