The total fish catch of Icelandic vessels was 114 thousand tonnes in August 2015, an increase of 9,800 tonnes compared with August 2014.

Total demersal catch was nearly 26,000 tonnes in august, 27% increase compared with August 2014. Flatfish catch was nearly 2,000 tonnes, which is nearly 1,500 tonnes more than in August 2014, mostly due to increase in Greenland halibut and plaice. Pelagic catch was nearly 85,000 tonnes, an increase of 3% compared with August 2014. Shellfish catch was around 1,200 tonnes, compared with nearly 900 tonnes in August 2014.

At constant prices, the volume of catch increased by 5.5% in August 2015 compared with August 2014.

In the last 12 months the total catch has increased by nearly 255 thousand tonnes, which is a 23.5% increase compared to same periode, year earlier. This is mostly due to increase in pelagic catch.

Fish catch            
  August   September-August  
  2014 2015 % 2013-2014 2014-2015 %
Fish catch at constant prices1          
Index         87.9             92.7     5.5      
             
Fish catch in tonnes          
Total catch    104,269        114,114     9.4    1,084,657        1,339,625     23.5
Demersal catch     20,455         25,973     27.0       450,409           431,807     -4.1
  Cod     11,143         12,040     8.1       243,411           237,379     -2.5
  Haddock       1,626           3,205     97.1        41,938            37,962     -9.5
  Saithe       3,128           4,291     37.2        54,655            52,277     -4.4
  Redfish       2,999           3,883     29.5        62,795            57,526     -8.4
  Other demersal catch       1,560           2,555     63.7        47,610            46,662     -2.0
Flatfish          561           2,057     266.5        21,807            22,372     2.6
Pelagic catch     82,352         84,909     3.1       600,738           875,503     45.7
  Herring     10,545         15,060     42.8       149,731           155,370     3.8
  Capelin              -                  -         -           111,367           353,713     217.6
  Blue whiting          965           1,188     23.1       175,257           201,630     15.0
  Mackerel     70,817         68,640     -3.1       164,348           164,738     0.2
  Other pelagic catch            26                 2     -92.0               35                   52     45.8
Shellfish          897           1,172     30.7        11,692              9,877     -15.5
Other species             3                 2     -23.1               10                   65     542.0

 

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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