Please note that this release was corrected 16. February 2015 at 13:25

The total catch of Icelandic vessels was nearly 92 thousand tonnes in January 2015 which is an increase of 47% compared to January  2014. During the last 12 months the total catch has decreased 13.8% compared to the 12 months before.

Value indexes are under revision and will be published anew in March 2015.

Fish catch            
  January   February - January  
  2014 2015 % 2014 2015 %
Fish catch in tonnes          
Total catch    62,510        91,906     47.0    1,282,038        1,105,481     -13.8
Demersal catch    34,263        31,895     -6.9       452,999           421,279     -7.0
  Cod    20,208        17,879     -11.5       236,366           236,558     0.1
  Haddock     4,343         3,935     -9.4        45,313            35,680     -21.3
  Saithe     3,015         4,011     33.0        57,366            46,421     -19.1
  Redfish     3,607         3,236     -10.3        59,739            56,465     -5.5
  Other demersal catch     3,090         2,834     -8.3        54,215            46,155     -14.9
Flatfish     1,147            849     -26.0        24,928            18,808     -24.5
Pelagic catch    26,757        58,844     119.9       789,633           654,614     -17.1
  Herring     1,206         3,524     192.2       158,539           161,043     1.6
  Capelin    19,428        46,073     237.1       363,622           138,859     -61.8
  Blue whiting     6,123         9,234     50.8       113,147           184,969     63.5
  Mackerel            -                -        -           154,320           169,678     10.0
  Other pelagic catch            0                1        -                    5                   64        -    
Shellfish        343            317     -7.5        14,411            10,759     -25.3
Other species            -                -     -               68                   21     -69.2

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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