The total catch of Icelandic vessels was 40% higher in June 2014 than in June 2013. Most of the demersal catches increased as well as landing of Blue whiting. When 12 month periods are compared between years we see a 21.2% decrease in catch between July 2013 and June 2014 when compared to the same period one year earlier. For the same 12 month periods there was a decrease of 3.4% in fish catch at constant price when compared to the same period one year earlier.

Fish catch            
June July - June
  2013 2014 % 2012-2013 2013-2014 %
Fish catch at constant prices1
Index 59.5 66.2 11.2 89.6 86.5 -3.4
Fish catch in tonnes2
Total catch 40,010.4 56,027.4 40.0 1,381,347.0 1,088,762.3 -21.2
Demersal catch 26,765.0 31,884.8 19.1 440,253.8 449,062.7 2.0
  Cod 15,152.5 17,118.5 13.0 223,499.3 241,726.3 8.2
  Haddock 2,064.4 1,697.3 -17.8 43,436.1 41,700.0 -4.0
  Saithe 2,828.7 3,699.9 30.8 54,963.5 54,049.2 -1.7
  Redfish 2,454.1 3,858.8 57.2 55,904.6 62,573.7 11.9
  Other demersal catch 4,265.3 5,510.3 29.2 62,450.3 49,013.4 -21.5
Flatfish 2,102.2 2,110.2 0.4 23,669.1 23,256.2 -1.7
Pelagic catch 9,293.6 20,665.7 122.4 901,169.7 605,406.5 -32.8
  Herring 764.0 515.0 -32.6 186,885.0 164,384.0 -12.0
  Capelin 0.0 0.0 0.0 463,279.0 111,367.0 -76.0
  Blue whiting 0.0 11,805.0 - 103,591.0 175,620.0 69.5
  Mackerel 8,529.6 8,345.7 -2.2 147,398.3 154,023.3 4.5
  Other pelagic catch 0.0 0.0 0.0 16.4 12.2 -25.9
Shellfish 1,819.9 1,366.7 -24.9 16,180.6 11,004.3 -32.0
Other species 0.0 0.0 0.0 73.7 32.6 -55.8

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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