The total catch of Icelandic vessels was nearly 192 thousand tonnes in March 2015,  an increase of 96 thousand tonnes compared to March 2014. This is mostly due to increased capelin catch which was 128 thousand tonnes compared to 36 thousand tonnes in March 2014.

Demersal catch increased by 3 thousand tonnes, or 6.5% compared to 2014.

At constant prices, the volume of catch increased by 32.9% in March 2015 compared to March 2014.

Fish catch            
March   April - March  
  2014 2015 % 2013-2014 2014-2015 %

Fish catch at constant prices1

Index         92.1           122.4     32.9            88.5                86.2     -2.6
Fish catch in tonnes
Total catch     95,891        191,873     100.1    1,038,931        1,325,701     27.6
Demersal catch     50,037         53,298     6.5       452,835           427,078     -5.7
  Cod     30,499         33,696     10.5       239,099           242,411     1.4
  Haddock       5,155           4,675     -9.3        43,995            35,269     -19.8
  Saithe       4,373           3,965     -9.3        57,194            47,241     -17.4
  Redfish       5,640           6,515     15.5        59,593            56,604     -5.0
  Other demersal catch       4,371           4,448     1.8        52,954            45,554     -14.0
Flatfish       1,551           1,592     2.6        23,820            18,445     -22.6
Pelagic catch     43,712        135,775     210.6       548,714           868,764     58.3
  Herring       2,732                 7     -99.7       164,633           153,822     -6.6
  Capelin     36,032        128,429     256.4       111,367           354,394     218.2
  Blue whiting       4,948           7,339     48.3       118,389           189,852     60.4
  Mackerel  -   -   -        154,320           170,631     10.6
  Other pelagic catch  -              0      -                 5                   65      - 
Shellfish          591              469     -20.6        13,495            10,654     -21.1
Other species              -              739      -                68                 760      - 


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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