The total catch of Icelandic vessels was over 222 thousand tonnes in February 2015,  an increase of 120 thousand tonnes compared to February 2014. Demersal catch was similar between years but the capelin catch increased significantly, was 180 thousand tonnes compared to 56 thousand tonnes in February 2014.

At constant prices, the volume of catch increased by 34,4% in February 2015 compared with February 2014.

Fish catch            
  February   March - February  
  2014 2015 % 2013-2014 2014-2015 %
Fish catch at constant prices1  
Index         82.2           110.5     34.4            89.9                83.7     -6.9
             
Fish catch in tonnes
Total catch    102,679        222,804     117.0    1,150,067        1,229,719     6.9
Demersal catch     40,030         39,859     -0.4       448,316           423,818     -5.5
  Cod     23,370         24,941     6.7       234,443           239,215     2.0
  Haddock       4,124           4,168     1.1        43,805            35,749     -18.4
  Saithe       2,947           3,542     20.2        56,484            47,649     -15.6
  Redfish       5,821           4,179     -28.2        60,009            55,729     -7.1
  Other demersal catch       3,768           3,029     -19.6        53,575            45,476     -15.1
Flatfish       1,546              964     -37.6        24,488            18,404     -24.8
Pelagic catch     60,902        181,764     198.5       663,348           776,701     17.1
  Herring       3,758                10     -99.7       161,936           156,547     -3.3
  Capelin     55,907        179,045     220.3       232,707           261,997     12.6
  Blue whiting       1,237           2,709     119.0       114,380           187,461     63.9
  Mackerel  -   -   -        154,320           170,631     10.6
  Other pelagic catch  -   -   -                 5                   65      - 
Shellfish          202              217     7.4        13,848            10,775     -22.2
Other species  -   -   -                68                   21     -68.6


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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