The total catch of Icelandic vessels in the first quarter of 2020 was 178,5 thousand tonnes, which is 25% less than in first quarter of 2019.

The value of catch by Icelandic vessels was 34.2 billion ISK in the first three months of 2020 which is 5.6% less than for the same months in 2019. The value of demersal catch was nearly the same as the first quarter of 2019.

Information about catch value of fish in this press release is based on preliminary figures. The data is based on the first sale value of catch and is gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries.

Catch and value of catch in first quarter 2019–2020
Tonnes/million ISK Catch, January-March Value of catch, January-March
  2019 2020 % 2019 2020 %
Total238,669178,456 -2536,21434,178 -6
Demersal catch136,601124,209 -931,46331,489 0
Cod 82,861 79,203 -4 20,885 22,125 6
Haddock 19,296 13,661 -29 4,717 3,277 -31
Saithe 14,922 12,050 -19 2,023 1,947-4
Redfish 12,407 12,999 5 2,678 3,127 17
Other demersal fish7,115 6,296 -12 1,160 1,013 -13
Flatfish4,7632,851 -40 1,985 1,185 -40
Pelagic catch96,20250,897 -472,5871,392 -46
Herring00 5566 19
Capelin00 00
Blue whiting94,85649,403 -48 2,531 1,326 -48
Mackerel 0 0 0 0
Other pelagic fish 0 0 0 0
Shellfish1,103498 -55180112 -38
Lobster 3 3 12 2 3 31
Shrimp389263 -32 119 79 -34
Other shellfish281 -975830-48
Miscellaneous catch 0 0 0 0
Catch and value of catcy by type of landing 2019-2020
Tonnes/million ISK Catch, January-March Value of catch, January-March
  2019 2020 % 2019 2020 %
Total238,669178,456 -2536,21434,178 -6
For domestic processing179,031128,075 -2820,04720,122 0
To auction markets24,64520,381 -175,9625,652 -5
Frozen at sea29,17323,381 -208,7376,861 -5
For export in containers5,0524,786 -51,3161,377 5
Other landing types7681,834 139152166 9

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