The total catch of Icelandic vessels in January 2019 was over 46.6 thousand tonnes which is a 57% decrease from January 2018. Demersal catch was just over 43 thousand tonnes, a decrease of 17% compared with January 2018. Cod catch increased by 5% and haddock and seithe by over 60%. Pelagic catch was only 1.3 thousand tonnes which is a decrease of 98% compared with January 2018.
In the 12 month period from February 2018 to January 2019 the total catch has decreased by 6% compared with the same period one year earlier. The value index in January is 10.8% lower than in January 2018.
|Fish catch at constant prices|
|Fish catch in tonnes|
|Other demersal catch||1,833||1,686||-8||33,759||32,593||-3|
|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.