Total catch in April was 30% more than previous year

The total catch of Icelandic vessels in April was 146,742 tonnes, a 30% increase from April 2017. Demersal catch was just over 49 thousand tonnes, an increase of 23%, where cod amounted to over 23 thousand tonnes, 30% more than in April 2017. Pelagic catch was nearly all blue-whiting , of which 94 thousand tonnes where caught, 33% more than in April 2017. Shellfish catch was 1,607 tonnes compared with 824 tonnes in April 2018.

In the 12 month period from May 2017 to April 2018 the total catch was just over 1,265 thousand tonnes, an increase of 17% compared with the same period a year earlier, according to Statistics Iceland.

Fish catch
April May-April
2017 2018 % 2016-2017 2017-2018 %
Fish catch at constant prices
Index 84 101 20
Fish catch in tonnes            
Total catch 113,046 146,742 30 1,078,573 1,265,623 17
Demersal catch 39,957 49,116 23 405,568 481,806 19
  Cod 18,076 23,432 30 236,003 282,032 20
  Haddock 3,955 3,945 0 34,810 40,615 17
  Saithe 5,966 7,472 25 45,851 58,514 28
  Redfish 6,876 7,245 5 54,656 64,841 19
  Other demersal catch 5,083 7,021 38 34,248 35,804 5
Flatfish 1,363 2,195 61 20,926 24,943 19
Pelagic catch 70,902 93,824 32 641,602 747,849 17
  Herring 0 0 110,723 125,434 13
  Capelin 0 0 196,832 186,333 -5
  Blue whiting 70,369 93,784 33 164,209 271,064 65
  Mackerel 533 40 -92 169,833 165,017 -3
  Other pelagic catch 0 0 5 0 -93
Shellfish 824 1,607 95 10,392 10,990 6
Other species 0 0 84 35 -59

 

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