Landed catch of Icelandic vessels in February 2020 was 51.5 thousand tonnes which is a 30% decrease from February last year. Demersal catch increased by 5% while pelagic catch decreased by 78%.

The total catch in a 12 month period from March 2019 to February 2020 decreased by 14% compared to the same period a year earlier.

The value index in February is 7.5% lower than in February 2019.

Fish catch
  February March-February
2019 2020 % 2018-2019 2019-2020 %
Fish catch at constant prices
Index80.074.0-7.5
Fish catch in tonnes
Total catch 74,005 51,547 -30 1,187,169 1,015,121 -14
Demersal catch 42,016 43,918 5 491,165 467,726 -5
Cod 27,420 28,876 5 279,245 267,757 -4
Haddock 5,786 4,558 -21 53,302 53,165 0
Saithe 3,587 3,393 -5 67,879 61,289 -10
Redfish 3,348 5,034 50 57,990 53,736 -7
Other demersal catch 1,876 2,056 10 32,749 31,779 -3
Flatfish 1,227 862 -30 28,199 20,582 -27
Pelagic catch 30,419 6,577 -78 654,872 517,012 -21
Herring 0 0 - 124,075 138,084 11
Capelin 0 0 - 81,698 0 -100
Blue whiting 30,419 6,577 -78 313,496 250,842 -20
Mackerel 0 0 - 135,603 128,085 -6
Other pelagic catch 0 0 - 0 1 -
Shellfish 343 190 -45 12,933 9,798 -24
Other species 0 0 - 0 3 -

Statistics