Total catch of Icelandic vessels in January 2014 decreased by 22.9% at constant prices compared with January 2013 but total catch measured in tonnes decreased by 57.4% in January between years.      

Fish catch
  January   February - January  
  2014 2013 % 2013-2014 2012-2013 %
Fish catch at constant prices1
Index 62,0 80,4 -22,9 92,2 89,7 2,8
Fish catch in tonnes2
Total catch 62.509 146.863 -57,4 1.282.035 1.402.923 -8,6
Demersal catch 34.173 35.480 -3,7 452.908 424.433 6,7
  Cod 20.153 20.173 -0,1 236.310 208.483 13,3
  Haddock 4.324 4.692 -7,8 45.294 46.649 -2,9
  Saithe 3.015 3.056 -1,3 57.366 51.453 11,5
  Redfish 3.608 4.334 -16,8 59.740 56.750 5,3
  Other demersal catch 3.072 3.226 -4,8 54.197 61.098 -11,3
Flatfish 1.147 1.510 -24,0 24.928 24.378 2,3
Pelagic catch 26.845 109.874 -75,6 789.721 939.517 -15,9
  Herring 1.206 204 491,2 158.539 193.453 -18,0
  Capelin 19.516 109.642 -82,2 363.710 530.258 -31,4
  Blue whiting 6.123 28 21.767,9 113.147 63.376 78,5
  Mackerel 154.320 152.413 1,3
  Other pelagic catch 0 5 17 -72,2
Shellfish 343 14.411 14.506 -0,7
Other species 68 89 -23,7
1 The volume index is an annual chain-linked  index, having the monthly average of 2004 as a reference period. The base year each time is the last fishing year which is from September in year T-2 to August in year T-1.
2 Information about catch of fish which are published in this press release are preliminary figures. The data is gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries.  

 

Data on the website will be updated 18th February 2014.