In the first nine months of 2021, the catch of Icelandic vessels was 812 thousand tonnes, 2% more than during the same period in 2020. The value of first sale was 118 billion ISK in the first three quarters of 2021, which is 3% more than in 2020. The value of demersal species in January to September 2021 was 85 billion ISK, 1% less than in the year before.

In the 12 month period from October 2020 to September 2021, the value of catch was nearly 152 billion ISK, 3% more than in the same period year earlier.

Catch and value of catch in first three quarters 2020-2021
Tonnes/million ISK Catch, January-September Value of catch, January-September
  2020 2021 % 2020 2021 %
Total 797,018 812,216 2 114,748 118,359 3
By months
January 35,740 58,849 65 7,459 10,019 34
February 51,533 76,162 48 11,987 14,916 24
March 93,292 103,887 11 14,857 18,782 26
April 88,736 114,673 29 12,729 12,790 0
May 125,567 107,464 -14 13,044 12,390 -5
June 61,971 49,357 -20 10,926 9,932 -9
July 89,604 87,288 -3 12,926 11,853 -8
August 130,727 108,732 -17 16,952 15,135 -11
September 119,849 105,805 -12 13,868 12,541 -10
By species
Demersal catch 353,114 362,732 3 86,195 85,445 -1
Cod 212,111 210,070 -1 58,002 55,654 -4
Haddock 37,463 41,530 11 9,142 11,138 22
Saithe 39,105 44,893 15 5,962 6,643 11
Redfish 39,980 38,882 -3 9,358 8,230 -12
Other demersal fish 24,455 27,357 12 3,731 3,779 1
Flatfish 18,726 20,620 10 8,157 8,185 0
Pelagic catch 421,450 423,321 0 19,338 23,344 21
Herring 82,498 66,425 -19 3,953 3,539 -10
Capelin 0 70,725 - 0 8,218 -
Blue whiting 187,432 154,178 -18 5,425 3,884 -28
Mackerel 151,520 131,987 -13 9,960 7,703 -23
Other pelagic fish 1 6 - 0 0 -
Shellfish 3,819 5,533 45 1,064 1,384 30
Lobster 191 106 -44 203 121 -40
Shrimp 2,703 3,856 43 765 1,119 46
Other shellfish 925 1,571 70 95 144 52
Miscellaneous catch 0 11 - 0 0 -
By type of landing
For domestic processing 596,647 621,656 4 62,520 67,932 9
To auction markets 67,980 71,372 5 17,321 19,075 10
Frozen at sea 91,628 85,444 -7 28,388 24,694 -13
For export in containers 17,274 18,395 6 4,882 5,112 5
Other landing types 23,582 15,349 -35 1,641 1,546 -6

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