The total catch of Icelandic vessels was 95 thousand tonnes in November 2015. This is a 6.5% increase compared to November 2014. Demersal catch amounted to 40 thousand tonnes with 24 thousand tonnes of cod and 4 thousand tonnes of haddock. Pelagic catch increased by 13.5% and flatfish by 23.3.

For the first 11 month of the year the total catch has been 1315 thousand tonnes which is 21.3% more than for the same period in 2014. The demersal catch remained just about the same while there was a 15.2% increase in flatfish and 37% increase in pelagic catch.

The November 2015 catch is 1.2% less in fixed prices than in November 2014.

 

Fish catch            
  November   December-November  
  2014 2015 % 2013-2014 2014-2015 %
Fish catch at constant prices1          
Index         90.6             89.5     -1.2      
             
Fish catch in tonnes            
Total catch     88,946         94,745     6.5    1,083,934        1,315,038     21.3
Demersal catch     40,818         40,116     -1.7       433,647           433,484     0.0
  Cod     24,500         24,191     -1.3       243,769           239,835     -1.6
  Haddock       3,259           3,817     17.1        37,201            39,907     7.3
  Saithe       4,423           3,328     -24.8        46,422            48,773     5.1
  Redfish       5,666           5,608     -1.0        59,305            59,095     -0.4
  Other demersal catch       2,971           3,171     6.8        46,951            45,875     -2.3
Flatfish       1,376           1,697     23.3        19,861            22,883     15.2
Pelagic catch     46,092         52,307     13.5       619,529           848,637     37.0
  Herring     44,975         36,530     -18.8       161,216           110,657     -31.4
  Capelin          847                  -         -           112,214           352,866     214.5
  Blue whiting          270         15,740     5729.6       175,416           216,790     23.6
  Mackerel              -                37     100.0       170,631           168,279     -1.4
  Other pelagic catch             0                 0         -                   52                   45     -13.7
Shellfish          659              625     -5.0        10,875              9,979     -8.2
Other species              -                  -         -                   21                   54     156.1

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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