Catch of Icelandic vessels in September 2020 was about 119 thousand tonnes. The total catch of demersal species was 36 thousand tonnes, 1% less than in September last year. Pelagic catch was 81 thousand tonnes.

Total catch in the 12 month period from October 2019 to September 2020 amounted to 1021 thousand tonnes which is 6% less than in the same period one year earlier.

The value index of catch in September 2020 is 3.4% less than in September 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
  September October-September
2019 2020 % 2018-2019 2019-2020 %
Fish catch at constant prices
Index89.686.6-3.4
Fish catch in tonnes
Total catch 109,075 119,205 9 1,091,878 1,020,956 -6
Demersal catch 36,142 35,658 -1 491,507 461,190 -6
Cod 21,406 20,597 -4 276,819 277,795 0
Haddock 4,346 5,759 33 60,179 49,845 -17
Saithe 3,964 2,969 -25 69,803 52,358 -25
Redfish 4,747 4,683 -1 53,422 51,852 -3
Other demersal catch 1,680 1,651 -2 31,283 29,340 -6
Flatfish 1,799 1,806 0 23,004 22,506 -2
Pelagic catch 69,181 80,717 17 567,202 531,131 -6
Herring 50,150 61,908 23 166,790 153,714 -8
Capelin 0 0 - 0 0 -
Blue whiting 884 1,125 27 270,273 225,885 -16
Mackerel 18,147 17,684 -3 130,139 151,530 16
Other pelagic catch 0 0 - 0 2 -
Shellfish 1,952 1,024 -48 10,163 6,127 -40
Other species 0 0 -100 2 2 18

Statistics