Total catch of Icelandic vessels was around 72 thousand tonnes in October, a decrease of 25.6% compared with October 2014. At constant prices, the value was only 10.8% less than in October 2014 which is due to much less pelagic catch, while demersal catch was nearly the same as in the previous year.

Decrease in pelagic catch is due to much less herring catch, which was 22,400 tonnes compared with 49,700 tonnes in October 2014. Total pelagic catch was nearly 27,800 tonnes in October compared with 52,900 tonnes in October 2014.

Demersal catch in October was just over 41,100 tonnes which is nearly the same as in October 2014. Flatfish catch was nearly 2,500 tonnes compared with 1,750 tonnes in October 2014. Shellfish catch decreased, was 742 tonnes in October 2015 compared with 893 tonnes in October last year.

Total catch was 1,310 thousand tonnes in the last 12 months, which is an increase of 21.6% compared with the same periode a year earlier. The increase is mostly due to more capelin catch.

 

 

Fish catch            
  October   November-October  
  2014 2015 % 2013-2014 2014-2015 %
Fish catch at constant prices1          
Index         96.4             86.0     -10.8      
             
Fish catch in tonnes            
Total catch     96,969         72,097     -25.6    1,076,839        1,309,241     21.6
Demersal catch     41,380         41,112     -0.6       433,973           434,189     0.0
  Cod     24,273         24,528     1.0       243,816           240,143     -1.5
  Haddock       3,473           4,008     15.4        39,115            39,349     0.6
  Saithe       4,673           3,295     -29.5        45,847            49,870     8.8
  Redfish       5,364           6,675     24.4        58,458            59,152     1.2
  Other demersal catch       3,597           2,606     -27.5        46,737            45,674     -2.3
Flatfish       1,749           2,492     42.5        20,341            22,562     10.9
Pelagic catch     52,943         27,751     -47.6       611,534           842,423     37.8
  Herring     49,731         22,378     -55.0       154,309           119,103     -22.8
  Capelin               111,367           353,713     217.6
  Blue whiting          774           2,336     201.8       175,175           201,320     14.9
  Mackerel       2,437           3,037     24.6       170,631           168,242     -1.4
  Other pelagic catch             0                 0                      52                   45     -13.6
Shellfish          893              742     -16.9        10,970            10,012     -8.7
Other species             5                         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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