The total catch of Icelandic vessels was 13.4% lower in July 2014 than in July 2013. When 12 month periods are compared between years we see a 32% decrease in pelagic catch between August 2013 and July 2014 when compared to the same period one year earlier. For the same 12 month periods there was a decrease of 5.3% in fish catch at constant price when compared to the same period one year earlier while the fixed price rate within July dropped by 17.3% between 2013 and 2014.

Fish catch
July August - July
  2013 2014 % 2012-2013 2013-2014 %
Fish catch at constant prices1
Index 100,2 82,8 -17,3 89,6 84,9 -5,3
Fish catch in tonnes2
Total catch 103.173,2 89.333,5 -13,4 1.371.468,2 1.074.922,6 -21,6
Demersal catch 27.278,7 22.645,4 -17,0 443.061,2 444.429,3 0,3
  Cod 13.171,3 12.303,3 -6,6 226.397,0 240.858,3 6,4
  Haddock 1.753,4 1.998,3 14,0 43.147,1 41.944,8 -2,8
  Saithe 5.041,3 3.730,7 -26,0 55.141,5 52.738,6 -4,4
  Redfish 3.976,8 2.887,1 -27,4 57.150,7 61.483,9 7,6
  Other demersal catch 3.335,8 1.726,0 -48,3 61.224,8 47.403,7 -22,6
Flatfish 2.309,0 1.013,9 -56,1 24.371,0 21.961,1 -9,9
Pelagic catch 72.646,0 64.535,4 -11,2 888.457,1 597.295,9 -32,8
  Herring 8.893,0 5.807,0 -34,7 180.342,0 161.298,0 -10,6
  Capelin 0,0 0,0 0,0 463.279,0 111.367,0 -76,0
  Blue whiting 209,0 40,0 -80,9 103.798,0 175.451,0 69,0
  Mackerel 63.544,0 58.688,4 -7,6 141.021,7 149.167,7 5,8
  Other pelagic catch 0,0 0,0 0,0 16,4 12,1 -26,1
Shellfish 917,3 1.132,1 23,4 15.507,2 11.219,1 -27,7
Other species 0,0 0,0 0,0 71,7 17,2 -76,0

¹The 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.
2Information about catch of fish which are published in this press release are preliminary figures. The data is gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries.

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