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 catches
  May   June-May  
  2017 2018 % 2016-2017 2017-2018 %
Fish catch at constant prices            
index 110 100 -9      
             
Fish per tonne            
The total 134834 140873 4 1317614 1271672 -3
demersal 51346 45257 -12 500129 475728 -5
  cod 27924 25759 -8 283928 279869 -1
  Haddock 3612 3388 -6 42061 40396 -4
  pollock 7132 5725 -20 56895 57108 0
  redfish 6657 5294 -20 68719 63479 -8
  Another demersal catch 6022 5091 -15 48525 34877 -28
flatfish 2757 3599 31 25449 25785 1
Pelagic 79350 90490 14 778118 758988 -2
  Herring 3 0 110728 125431 13
  hairy 0 0 196832 186333 -5
  Blue whiting 79183 90355 14 299342 282235 -6
  Mackerel 164 135 -18 171210 164988 -4
  Another pelagic fish 0 0 5 0 -93
Shellfish and crustaceans 1381 1527 11 13832 11136 -19
Another catch 0 0 86 35 -60

 

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