The overall catch of Icelandic vessels in October was 113,656 tonnes, nearly the same as in October 2017. Demersal catch was just 46 thousand tonnes, 8% more than in same month last year. Pelagic catch was 64 thousand tonnes and declined by 6%. Pelagic catch consisted mostly of herring, 59 thousand tonnes.
In the 12 month period from November 2017 to October 2018 the total catch was just under 1,253 thousand tonnes, an increase of 7% compared with the same period a year earlier.
The price value index was 10.5% higher than in October 2017.
|Fish catch at constant prices|
|Fish catch in tonnes|
|Other demersal catch||2,016||1,388||-31||31,586||34,194||8|
|Other pelagic catch||0||0||-||0||0||-|
Information about catch of fish in this press release is based on preliminary figures. The data is gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries.