Please note that this press release was corrected 14 September 2018 at 12:00
The overall catch of Icelandic vessels in August was 104,5 thousand tonnes, a 13% decrease from August 2017. Demersal catch was just over 37 thousand tonnes and decreased by 2 thousand tonnes (18%) compared with August last year. Pelagic catch was 62 thousand tonnes and declined by 19%. Pelagic catch consisted mostly of mackerel, 54 thousand tonnes. Flatfish catch was 3,352 tonnes and shellfish catch was 2,156 tonnes.
In the 12 month period from September 2017 to August 2018 the total catch was just under 1,389 thousand tonnes, an increase of 13% compared with the same period a year earlier.
The price value index was 5% less than in August 2017.
|Fish catch at constant prices|
|Fish catch in tonnes|
|Other demersal catch||1,779||1,894||6||32,168||34,239||6|
|Other pelagic catch||0||0||-||2||0||-98|
Information about catch of fish in this press release is based on preliminary figures. The data is gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries.