The total fish catch of Icelandic vessels in January 2023 was 110 thousand tonnes, but was 220 thousand tonnes in January last year. Of demersal species cod was about 20 thousand tonnes and from pelagic species blue whiting was 72 thousand tonnes.

In the 12 month period from February 2022 to January 2023 the overall catch was 1.3 million tonnes which is the same amount as 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.