The overall catch of Icelandic vessels in July was 93,551 tonnes, a 27% increase from July 2017. Demersal catch was just over 34 thousand tonnes, an increase of 16%, of which cod amounted to 19,681 tonnes, 16% more than in July 2017. Pelagic catch increased by 37%, mostly blue-whiting and mackerel. Flatfish catch was 3,577 tonnes and shellfish catch was 1,912 tonnes.

In the 12 month period from August 2017 to July 2018 the total catch was just under 1,286 thousand tonnes, a decrease of 11% compared with the same period a year earlier.

The price value index was 15% higher than in July 2017.

Fish catch
  July August‒July
  2017 2018 % 2016‒2017 2017‒2018 %
Fish catch at constant prices            
Index 78 89 15
             
Fish catch in tonnes            
Total catch 73,532 93,551 27 1,444,163 1,285,930 -11
Demersal catch 29,708 34,463 16 412,985 479,963 16
  Cod 16,927 19,681 16 244,741 282,253 15
  Haddock 2,336 3,555 52 35,589 42,204 19
  Saithe 3,533 5,020 42 44,663 58,112 30
  Redfish 4,738 4,611 -3 55,301 63,269 14
  Other demersal catch 2,175 1,597 -27 32,691 34,125 4
Flatfish 3,183 3,577 12 21,601 26,376 22
Pelagic catch 39,001 53,599 37 675,947 768,167 14
  Herring 4,273 3,278 -23 111,371 124,397 12
  Capelin 0 0 - 196,832 186,333 -5
  Blue whiting 6,275 25,514 307 207,512 296,659 43
  Mackerel 28,453 24,807 -13 160,226 160,778 0
  Other pelagic catch 0 0 - 6 0 -
Shellfish 1,626 1,912 18 9,782 11,415 17
Other species 14 0 - 46 9 -80

Information about catch of fish in this press release is based on preliminary figures. The data is gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries.

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