Please note that this press release was corrected 30 June 2015 at 09:48.

Value of catch was more than 19.1 billion ISK in March, 51.5% more than in March 2014. The biggest increase was in capelin, 4.9 billions compared with 1.1 billion in March 2014. The value of demersal catch was 13.1 billion in march which is an increase of 22.7% from the previous year. Cod was as usual the most valuable demersal species, with value of more than 8.7 billions in March and icreased in value by nearly 30% compared with March 2014.

Total value of catch from Icelandic wessels from April 2014 to March 2015 was nearly 150 billions ISK and increased by 6.6% compared with the same period the year before. Value of demersal catch increased by 27.1% between these periods, mostly due to more capelin and blue whiting catch. Value of cod increased as well (15.5%).

 

Value of catch April 2014 - March 2015
Million ISK March April-March
  2014 2015 % 2013-2014 2014-2015 %
             
Total value 12,623.1 19,122.2 51.5 140,361.9 149,577.2 6.6
             
Demersal catch 10,702.0 13,129.1 22.7 93,544.1 96,187.2 2.8
Cod 6,711.7 8,706.9 29.7 48,803.8 56,373.5 15.5
Haddock 1,398.1 1,365.2 -2.4 11,981.7 10,442.0 -12.9
Saith 715.0 721.7 0.9 9,765.8 8,392.1 -14.1
Redfish 1,220.1 1,562.0 28.0 13,160.1 13,387.3 1.7
Ocean redfish 0.0 0.0 2,136.6 584.0 -72.7
Other demersal 657.1 773.4 17.7 7,696.1 7,008.3 -8.9
Flatfish catch 417.4 694.3 66.3 9,147.6 7,157.3 -21.8
Pelagic catch 1,310.0 5,109.4 290.0 33,426.5 42,491.0 27.1
Herring 132.9 0.2 -99.9 10,965.2 9,332.8 -14.9
Capelin 1,067.2 4,908.1 359.9 3,773.9 12,721.9 237.1
Blue whiting 109.9 201.1 83.0 3,142.1 5,118.9 62.9
Mackerel 0.0 0.0 15,544.2 15,263.5 -1.8
Other pelagics 0.0 0.0 1.1 53.9
Shellfish catch 193.7 189.3 -2.2 4,243.6 3,741.6 -11.8
Lobster 18.3 8.4 -53.8 826.7 1,035.6 25.3
Shrimp 169.8 168.3 -0.9 3,342.4 2,559.0 -23.4
Other shellfish 5.6 12.6 124.1 74.5 147.1 97.3
Miscellaneous catch 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

 

Value of catch by type of landing April 2014 - March 2015
Million ISK March April-March
  2014 2015 % 2013-2014 2014-2015 %
             
Total value 12,623.1 19,122.2 51.5 140,361.9 149,577.2 6.6
             
For domestic processing 6,789.7 12,018.6 77.0 61,449.5 79,468.7 29.3
To auction market, for domestic processing 2,173.8 2,339.7 7.6 20,429.1 19,857.8 -2.8
Frozen at sea, for domestic re-processing 0.0 0.0 190.4 199.2 4.6
For export in containers 331.2 382.1 15.4 4,540.9 4,377.8 -3.6
Frozen at sea 3,232.8 4,309.5 33.3 52,900.3 45,082.7 -14.8
Other types of landings 95.5 72.2 -24.3 851.7 591.0 -30.6

 

Value of catch by region of landing April 2014 - March 2015
Million ISK March April-March
  2014 2015 % 2013-2014 2014-2015 %
             
Total value 12,623.1 19,122.2 51.5 140,361.9 149,577.2 6.6
             
Capital region 2,913.8 3,875.9 33.0 35,603.6 35,572.0 -0.1
West 988.9 1,630.9 64.9 6,025.7 7,267.6 20.6
Westfjords 599.3 804.1 34.2 8,493.9 8,524.1 0.4
Northwest 1,091.3 1,434.1 31.4 11,251.2 9,865.6 -12.3
Northeast 1,124.4 1,797.3 59.8 16,860.0 19,632.6 16.4
East  1,085.0 2,996.6 176.2 17,848.2 24,314.7 36.2
South 1,547.5 2,931.9 89.5 14,544.4 16,197.6 11.4
Southwest 2,925.0 3,208.5 9.7 24,434.3 23,324.4 -4.5
Abroad 347.9 442.8 27.3 5,300.5 4,878.6 -8.0

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