The value of catch from Icelandic vessels in July 2018 was 10 billion ISK, an increase of 20% compared with July 2017. Demersal catch value was 6.2 billion ISK, an increase of 22.2%. Value of flatfish was just over 1.5 billion ISK, an increase of 27.8% from July last year. Value of pelagic catch was 1.9 billion ISK, 17.4% more than in July 2017. Total value of catch in the 12 month period from August 2017 to July 2018 was 124 billion ISK which is an 11% increase compared with the same period a year earlier.

Value of catch 2017–2018
Million ISK July August-July
  2017 2018 % 2016-2017 2017-2018 %
             
Total value 8,329.8 9,989.1 19.9 111,895.4 124,236.9 11.0
             
Demersal catch 5,096.8 6,230.4 22.2 75,279.2 87,241.8 15.9
Cod 3,114.0 3,993.0 28.2 48,407.8 56,055.3 15.8
Haddock 531.0 726.7 36.8 7,905.0 9,139.4 15.6
Saith 466.4 555.3 19.1 6,195.7 7,031.9 13.5
Redfish 694.4 740.9 6.7 8,324.5 10,316.1 23.9
Ocean redfish 0.0 0.0 333.3 218.8 -34.3
Other demersal 290.9 214.5 -26.3 4,112.9 4,480.1 8.9
Flatfish catch 1,187.5 1,517.3 27.8 7,496.0 9,523.5 27.0
Pelagic catch 1,636.1 1,921.5 17.4 26,619.8 25,031.4 -6.0
Herring 121.6 78.2 -35.7 6,152.7 4,460.2 -27.5
Capelin 0.0 0.0 6,709.4 5,891.7 -12.2
Blue whiting 109.3 499.4 357.1 3,718.0 6,273.5 68.7
Mackerel 1,405.1 1,343.9 -4.4 10,039.7 8,406.0 -16.3
Other pelagics 0.0 0.0 -99.9 0.1 0.0 -99.7
Shellfish catch 409.5 319.9 -21.9 2,500.3 2,440.2 -2.4
Lobster 148.7 83.7 -43.7 839.6 657.8 -21.7
Shrimp 224.4 165.7 -26.2 1,355.3 1,315.1 -3.0
Other shellfish 36.4 70.5 94.0 305.4 467.3 53.0
Miscellaneous catch 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
             
             
Value of catch by type of landing 2017–2018
Million ISK July August-July
  2017 2018 % 2016-2017 2017-2018 %
             
Total value 8,329.8 9,989.1 19.9 111,895.4 124,236.9 11.0
             
For domestic processing 3,757.5 4,425.0 17.8 59,754.2 69,474.9 16.3
To auction market, for domestic processing 1,194.4 1,527.9 27.9 16,515.1 18,356.5 11.1
Frozen at sea, for domestic re-processing 0.0 0.0 67.4 1.0 -98.6
For export in containers 512.3 446.2 -12.9 4,238.1 4,908.5 15.8
Frozen at sea 2,852.6 3,565.7 25.0 30,697.9 31,258.1 1.8
Other types of landings 13.0 24.5 88.7 622.7 237.8 -61.8
             
             
Value of catch by region of landing 2017–2018
Million ISK July August-July
  2017 2018 % 2016-2017 2017-2018 %
             
Total value 8,329.8 9,989.1 19.9 111,895.4 124,236.9 11.0
             
Capital region 2,482.6 3,071.2 23.7 26,696.0 31,500.4 18.0
West 178.6 219.5 22.9 5,871.3 7,256.9 23.6
Westfjords 582.4 598.7 2.8 5,947.7 6,656.1 11.9
Northwest 523.0 639.7 22.3 6,344.2 6,040.8 -4.8
Northeast 884.8 734.5 -17.0 14,837.3 16,001.3 7.8
East  1,057.8 1,834.8 73.5 16,903.0 20,717.0 22.6
South 942.7 892.4 -5.3 11,671.7 10,146.3 -13.1
Southwest 1,156.0 1,493.6 29.2 18,863.8 20,713.9 9.8
Abroad 522.0 504.8 -3.3 4,760.4 5,204.1 9.3
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.

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