Please note that this release was corrected 16. December 2014 at 09:25

The total catch of Icelandic vessels was 88 thousand tonnes in November 2014 which is an increase of 7.6% compared to November 2013. During a 12 month period from December 2013 to November 2014 the total catch was 1078 thousand tonnes which is a 20.6% decrease when compared to the same period one year earlier. At constant price the November catch was 3,4% lower than in the same month 2013 and the fixed price rate between the period December 2013 to November 2014 is 10.8% lower than for the same time period one year earlier.

Fish catch            
November   December - November  
  2013 2014 % 2012-2013 2013-2014 %
Fish catch at constant prices1
Index       93.0           89.8     -3.4            93.1                83.0     -10.8
Fish catch in tonnes2
Total catch    81,850        88,060     7.6    1,359,220        1,078,849     -20.6
Demersal catch    41,144        40,535     -1.5       451,648           430,952     -4.6
  Cod    24,547        24,218     -1.3       233,728           242,705     3.8
  Haddock     5,174         3,260     -37.0        45,141            37,174     -17.7
  Saithe     3,849         4,421     14.9        57,586            45,788     -20.5
  Redfish     4,819         5,666     17.6        59,709            58,398     -2.2
  Other demersal catch     2,756         2,970     7.8        55,483            46,888     -15.5
Flatfish     1,856         1,376     -25.9        25,936            19,671     -24.2
Pelagic catch    38,097        45,490     19.4       867,060           617,331     -28.8
  Herring    38,068        44,373     16.6       146,934           160,991     9.6
  Capelin                461,503           112,214     -75.7
  Blue whiting          29            270     831.0       104,289           174,396     67.2
  Mackerel            0        -100.0       154,320           169,678     10.0
  Other pelagic catch            -                0       0                   14                   51     258.1
Shellfish        753            659     -12.5        14,508            10,874     -25.0
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.

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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