The total fish catch of Icelandic vessels in February 2023 was 145 thousand tonnes, but was 198 thousand tonnes in February last year. This is mainly due to a less catch of pelagic species. Of demersal species, cod was about 22 thousand tonnes.

In the 12 month period from March 2022 to February 2023 the overall catch was 1,254 thousand tonnes which is 187 thousand tonnes less than was caught in the same period one year earlier.

Information about catch of fish which are published in this press release are preliminary figures. The data is gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries.