The total fish catch of Icelandic vessels was close to 73 thousand tonnes in June 2015, an increase of 16,400 tonnes compared to June 2014. Cod catch was constant, but other demersal catch increased by roughly 2900 tonnes or 9% when compared with June 2014. Flatfish catch increased by 842 tonnes (40%) and pelagic catch by 13,000 tonnes (63%).
At constant prices, the volume of catch increased by 14.3% in June 2015 compared to June 2014. In the last 12 months the total catch has increased by 236 thousand tonnes, which is a 21.6% increase. This is mostly due to pelagic catch, which increased by roughly 266 thousand tonnes between periods.  

 

Fish catch            
  June   July - June  
  2014 2015 % 2013-2014 2014-2015 %
Fish catch at constant prices1          
Index         63,6             72,7     14,3      
             
Fish catch in tonnes          
Total catch     56.292         72.695     29,1    1.090.241        1.325.915     21,6
Demersal catch     32.143         35.022     9,0       449.496           424.107     -5,6
  Cod     17.294         17.289     0,0       242.039           236.197     -2,4
  Haddock       1.701           2.585     52,0        41.724            35.902     -14,0
  Saithe       3.747           4.424     18,1        54.099            50.289     -7,0
  Redfish       3.888           4.415     13,6        62.619            56.075     -10,5
  Other demersal catch       5.513           6.309     14,4        49.015            45.644     -6,9
Flatfish       2.110           2.952     39,9        23.282            19.339     -16,9
Pelagic catch     20.664         33.628     62,7       606.418           872.900     43,9
  Herring          512              298     -41,8       164.381           153.611     -6,6
  Capelin              -                  -        -           111.367           353.713     217,6
  Blue whiting     11.806         28.257     139,3       176.635           198.053     12,1
  Mackerel       8.346           5.073     -39,2       154.023           167.466     8,7
  Other pelagic catch              -                  -        -                   12                   57     367,0
Shellfish       1.375           1.056     -23,2        11.012              9.508     -13,7
Other species              -                37        -                   33                   60     83,9


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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