Total catch in November was nearly 78 thousand tonnes
Total catch of Icelandic vessels in November was 77,902 tonnes, which is a 1% increase from November 2016. Demersal catch was over 44 thousand tonnes, an increase of 12%.
Of demersal species, the largest amount was in cod, 26,700 tonnes, which is on pair with November 2016. Nearly 5,700 tonnes where caught of saithe, which is more than double the amount of November last year. Pelagic catch was over 31,600 tonnes which consisted of herring and blue-whiting. The herring catch was nearly 24 thousand tonnes and decreased by 25%, but over 7,700 tonnes of blue-whiting were caught which is nearly double tonnage of November 2016. Flatfish catch was 1,350 tonnes, which is a decrease of 12%. Shellfish catch increased by 35%, was 735 tonnes, but was 543 tonnes in November 2016.
Total catch in the 12 month period from December 2016 to November 2017 was 1,166 thousand tonnes, an increse of 10% compared with the same period a year earlier.
The price value index was 5.4% higher than in November 2016
|Fish catch at constant prices|
|Fish catch in tonnes|
|Other demersal catch||1,821||1,872||3||41,336||31,635||-23|
|Other pelagic catch||0||0||–||5||0||–|
Information about catch of fish which are published in this press release are preliminary figures. The data is gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries.
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