Catch of Icelandic vessels in October 2020 was 86,774 tonnes. The total catch of demersal species was nearly 40 thousand tonnes, 3% more than in October last year. Cod catch was 24 thousand tonnes, similar catch as in October last year, and Haddock catch was nearly 6 thousand tonnes, an increase of 33%.

Pelagic catch was just over 44 thousand tonnes, 12% less than in the previous year.

Total catch in the 12 month period from November 2019 to October 2020 amounted to 1,016 thousand tonnes which is 5% less than in the same period one year earlier.

The value index of catch in October 2020 is 5.2% less than in October 2019.

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

Fish catch
  October November-October
2019 2020 % 2018-2019 2019-2020 %
Fish catch at constant prices
Index84.279.8-5.2
Fish catch in tonnes
Total catch 91,612 86,774 -5 1,069,838 1,016,120 -5
Demersal catch 38,572 39,885 3 484,047 462,506 -4
Cod 23,994 23,771 -1 274,015 277,576 1
Haddock 4,431 5,914 33 59,595 51,328 -14
Saithe 4,605 4,243 -8 67,097 51,997 -23
Redfish 4,249 4,508 6 52,151 52,109 0
Other demersal catch 1,293 1,449 12 31,189 29,496 -5
Flatfish 1,674 1,943 16 22,483 22,776 1
Pelagic catch 50,292 44,422 -12 553,089 525,261 -5
Herring 48,969 35,958 -27 156,647 140,703 -10
Capelin 0 0 - 0 0 -
Blue whiting 1,323 8,463 540 268,354 233,025 -13
Mackerel 0 0 - 128,088 151,530 18
Other pelagic catch 0 1 - 0 2 -
Shellfish 1,072 521 -51 10,215 5,575 -45
Other species 2 3 42 3 3 -23

Statistics