Fisheries in May 141 thousand tons
The catch of Icelandic vessels in May was 140,873 tonnes, or 4% higher than in May 2017. The catch of demersal fish was 45,000 tonnes and decreased by 12%, of which the cod catch ws 26,000 tonnes, which is 8% less than in May 2017. Pelagic species caught, almost exclusively blue whiting, was 90,000 tonnes, which was 14% more than May 2017. Shellfish and crustaceans amounted to 1,527 tonnes, compared to 1,381 tonnes in May 2017.
Total catch during the 12 month period from June 2017 to May 2018 was over 1,271 thousand tons, a decrease of -3% compared with the same period last year according to Statistics Iceland.
|Fish catch at constant prices|
|Fish per tonne|
|Another demersal catch||6022||5091||-15||48525||34877||-28|
|Another pelagic fish||0||0||–||5||0||-93|
|Shellfish and crustaceans||1381||1527||11||13832||11136||-19|
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