The total catch of Icelandic vessels was 97 thousand tonnes in October 2014 which is an increase of 10.8% compared to October 2013. During a 12 month period from November 2013 to October 2014 the total catch was 1,073 thousand tonnes which is a 21.6% decrease when compared to the same period one year earlier. At constant price the October catch was 3,8% lower than in the same month 2013 and the fixed price rate between the period November 2013 to October 2014 is 9.6% lower than for the same time period one year earlier.

Fish catch            
October   November - October  
  2013 2014 % 2012-2013 2013-2014 %
Fish catch at constant prices1
Index     100.4           96.6     -3.8            92.1                83.3     -9.6
Fish catch in tonnes2
Total catch    87,894        97,358     10.8    1,367,941        1,072,639     -21.6
Demersal catch    44,658        41,356     -7.4       448,359           431,561     -3.7
  Cod    23,592        24,253     2.8       228,683           243,034     6.3
  Haddock     4,713         3,474     -26.3        44,224            39,087     -11.6
  Saithe     6,758         4,673     -30.9        58,529            45,215     -22.7
  Redfish     6,077         5,360     -11.8        59,980            57,551     -4.0
  Other demersal catch     3,517         3,597     2.3        56,943            46,674     -18.0
Flatfish     2,309         1,751     -24.2        25,376            20,151     -20.6
Pelagic catch    39,634        53,349     34.6       879,789           609,938     -30.7
  Herring    35,575        50,137     40.9       157,787           154,686     -2.0
  Capelin            -                -        -           463,279           111,367     -76.0
  Blue whiting        706            774     9.6       104,389           174,155     66.8
  Mackerel     3,353         2,438     -27.3       154,320           169,678     10.0
  Other pelagic catch            0                0     -56.5               14                   51     257.8
Shellfish     1,293            897     -30.6        14,349            10,969     -23.6
Other species            -                5     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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