Please note that this press release was corrected 14 May 2019 at 09:00. In the original release the total catch was said to have increased by 6% in the 12 month period from April 2018 to March 2019 compared with same period a year earlier but the correct change is a 7% decrease.
The landed catch of Icelandic vessels in March 2019 was over 118 thousand tonnes which is a 25% decrease from March 2018. Pelagic catch decreased since no capelin was caught in the period. Demersal catch was just over 52 thousand tonnes and decreased by 2% compared with March 2018.
In the 12 month period from April 2018 to March 2019 the total catch has decreased by 7% compared with the same period one year earlier. The value index in March is 15.6% lower than in March 2018.
|Fish catch at constant prices|
|Fish catch in tonnes|
|Other demersal catch||4.292||3.555||-17||33.866||32.012||-5|
|Other pelagic catch||0||0||-||0||0||-92|
Information about catch of fish which are published in this press release are preliminary figures. The data is gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries.