The total catch of Icelandic vessels was just over 47 thousand tonnes in December 2014 which is a decrease of 5.5% compared to December 2013. During the year 2014 the total catch was 1080 thousand tonnes which is a 21% decreased compared to the year 2013. At constant price the December catch was 24,1% lower than in the same month 2013 and the fixed price rate for the year 2014 is 12.5% lower than for the year 2013.

Fish catch            
  December   January - December  
  2013 2014 % 2013 2014 %
Fish catch at constant prices1
Index       66.0           50.1     -24.1            93.8                82.1     -12.4
             
Fish catch in tonnes2
Total catch    50,420        47,657     -5.5    1,366,826        1,076,085     -21.3
Demersal catch    33,350        26,044     -21.9       454,216           423,646     -6.7
  Cod    18,996        15,178     -20.1       236,331           238,887     1.1
  Haddock     3,300         2,214     -32.9        45,662            36,088     -21.0
  Saithe     3,005         2,642     -12.1        57,407            45,425     -20.9
  Redfish     5,511         3,948     -28.4        60,466            56,835     -6.0
  Other demersal catch     2,538         2,061     -18.8        54,351            46,411     -14.6
Flatfish     1,284            720     -43.9        25,291            19,106     -24.5
Pelagic catch    15,435        20,631     33.7       872,750           622,527     -28.7
  Herring    12,194         9,928     -18.6       157,537           158,725     0.8
  Capelin            -                -        -           453,836           112,214     -75.3
  Blue whiting     3,241        10,703     230.2       107,052           181,858     69.9
  Mackerel            -                -        -           154,320           169,678     10.0
  Other pelagic catch            -                -        -                    5                   51     989.4
Shellfish        351            262     -25.4        14,502            10,785     -25.6
Other species            -                -     100               68                   21     -69.2

 

¹The volume index is an annual chain-linked  index, having the monthly average of 2004 as a reference period. The base year each time is the last fishing year which is from September in year T-2 to August in year T-1.

2Information 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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