The total catch of Icelandic vessels was 99 thousand tonnes in September 2014 which is a decrease of 14.8% compared to September 2013. During a 12 month period from October 2013 to September 2014 the total catch was 1063 tonnes which is a 22.9% decrease when compared to the same period one year earlier. At constant price the September catch was 20,6% lower than in the same month 2013 and the fixed price rate between the period October 2013 to September 2014 is 8.9% lower than for the same time period one year earlier.

Fish catch            
September   October - September  
  2013 2014 % 2012-2013 2013-2014 %
Fish catch at constant prices1
Index 121.3 96.3 -20.6 91.8 83.6 -8.9
Fish catch in tonnes2
Total catch 116,206.3 99,052.0 -14.8 1,379,269.9 1,063,174.8 -22.9
Demersal catch 46,825.0 33,479.8 -28.5 449,680.5 434,863.0 -3.3
  Cod 20,654.3 20,196.6 -2.2 228,100.3 242,373.0 6.3
  Haddock 4,065.2 2,481.8 -38.9 43,762.1 40,326.2 -7.9
  Saithe 10,719.2 3,997.4 -62.7 57,381.6 47,300.5 -17.6
  Redfish 8,039.7 4,414.5 -45.1 60,532.1 58,268.6 -3.7
  Other demersal catch 3,346.6 2,389.5 -28.6 59,904.4 46,594.8 -22.2
Flatfish 3,296.9 2,393.0 -27.4 24,981.8 20,708.5 -17.1
Pelagic catch 65,083.2 62,494.6 -4.0 889,973.0 596,223.2 -33.0
  Herring 39,395.0 29,741.0 -24.5 170,487.0 140,124.0 -17.8
  Capelin 0.0 0.0 0.0 463,279.0 111,367.0 -76.0
  Blue whiting 2,782.0 2,632.0 -5.4 104,801.0 174,087.0 66.1
  Mackerel 22,905.2 30,103.7 31.4 151,389.3 170,593.7 12.7
  Other pelagic catch 1.0 18.0 - 16.7 51.5 -
Shellfish 1,001.2 678.8 -32.2 14,567.0 11,364.0 -22.0
Other species 0.0 6.0 - 67.7 16.0 -

 

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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