Total catch of Icelandic vessels in April 2014 decreased by 18.8% at constant prices compared with April 2013. The total catch measured in tonnes decreased by 6.5% in April between years. This occurred for nearly all species. Demersal catch decreased by 13% while the catch of pelagic fish was similar to last years.
 

Fish catch            
April May - April
  2013 2014 % 2012-2013 2013-2014 %
Fish catch at constant prices1
Index 101.2 82.2 -18.8 88.6 86.9 -1.8
Fish catch in tonnes2
Total catch 110,658 103,513 -6 1,369,436 1,031,771 -25
Demersal catch 46,269 40,432 -13 435,880 446,985 3
  Cod 21,023 19,445 -8 219,022 237,521 8
  Haddock 4,259 2,775 -35 44,382 42,508 -4
  Saithe 7,219 4,091 -43 55,649 54,064 -3
  Redfish 6,414 7,272 13 56,083 60,445 8
  Other demersal catch 7,354 6,849 -7 60,745 52,446 -14
Flatfish 2,057 2,052 0 23,640 23,813 1
Pelagic catch 59,546 59,284 0 894,265 548,452 -39
  Herring 0 0 0 192,967 164,633 -15
  Capelin 0 0 0 463,279 111,367 -76
  Blue whiting 59,475 59,274 0 85,559 118,188 38
  Mackerel 69 1 -98 152,442 154,252 1
  Other pelagic catch 1 9 663 18 12 -33
Shellfish 2,787 1,745 -37 15,564 12,453 -20
Other species 0 0 0 86 68 -21

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.

2Information 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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