The total fish catch of Icelandic vessels in May was 102 thousand tonnes, 11% less than in May 2022. Demersal catch was nearly 38 thousand tonnes, a decrease of 24%. Of demersal species, the cod catch was about 21 thousand tonnes. Pelagic catch, which was nearly all blue whiting, was just above 60 thousand tonnes in May 2023, 35% less than in May 2022.
In the 12 month period from June 2022 to May 2023 the overall catch was 1.346 thousand tonnes which is 11% less than 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.