The total catch of Icelandic vessels was 75 thousand tonnes in April 2015, a decrease of 28 thousand tonnes compared to April 2014. This is mostly due to less catch of blue-whiting and cod. Blue-whiting catch decreased nearly 40%, and cod catch decreased more than 20% compared to April 2014.

At constant prices, the volume of catch decreased by 20.2% in April 2015 compared to April 2014. In the last 12 months, the value of catch has decreased 2,4%.

 

Fish catch            
  April   May - April  
  2014 2015 % 2013-2014 2014-2015 %
Fish catch at constant prices1          
Index         82.2             65.6     -20.2            86.9                84.8     -2.4
             
Fish catch in tonnes          
Total catch    103,520         75,046     -27.5    1,031,792        1,297,221     25.7
Demersal catch     40,439         36,857     -8.9       447,005           423,489     -5.3
  Cod     19,453         15,473     -20.5       237,529           238,425     0.4
  Haddock       2,775           2,480     -10.6        42,512            34,973     -17.7
  Saithe       4,093           5,523     35.0        54,068            48,672     -10.0
  Redfish       7,272           6,617     -9.0        60,451            55,948     -7.4
  Other demersal catch       6,846           6,763     -1.2        52,446            45,471     -13.3
Flatfish       2,052           1,205     -41.3        23,814            17,598     -26.1
Pelagic catch     59,284         35,752     -39.7       548,452           845,232     54.1
  Herring  -   -   -        164,633           153,822     -6.6
  Capelin  -   -   -        111,367           354,394     218.2
  Blue whiting     59,274         35,719     -39.7       118,188           166,297     40.7
  Mackerel             1                33      -        154,252           170,663     10.6
  Other pelagic catch             9      -   -                12                   57     367.1
Shellfish       1,745           1,232     -29.4        12,453            10,141     -18.6
Other species              -                  -      -                68                 760     1022.5

 

Information 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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