Total catch in October was over 114 thousand tonnes

Total catch of Icelandic vessels in October was 114,258 tonnes, which is a 40% increase from October 2016. The increase is mostly due to more herring catch, nearly 59 thousand tonnes compared with just over 32 thousand tonnes in October last year. Demersal catch was over 42 thousand tonnes, an increase of 5%, mostly due to more redfish catch. Flatfish catch was 1,816 tonnes which is 12% more than in October 2016. Shellfish catch was 1,153 tonnes compared with 716 tonnes last year.

Total catch in the 12 month period from November 2016 to October 2017 was 1,166 thousand tonnes, an increase of 8% compared with the same period a year earlier.

The price value index was 16.5% higher than in October 2016.

Fish catch
  October   November-October  
  2016 2017 % 2015-2016 2016-2017 %
Fish catch at constant prices            
Index         88.4       103.0 16.5      
             
Fish catch in tonnes            
Total catch 81,517 114,258 40 1,077,099 1,165,977 8
Demersal catch 40,395 42,519 5 461,736 418,392 -9
  Cod 26,819 27,177 1 265,701 248,624 -6
  Haddock 3,769 3,690 -2 40,214 35,248 -12
  Saithe 3,158 3,512 11 49,656 45,064 -9
  Redfish 4,856 6,121 26 63,481 57,869 -9
  Other demersal catch 1,794 2,020 13 42,684 31,587 -26
Flatfish 1,628 1,816 12 24,671 21,948 -11
Pelagic catch 38,732 68,771 78 577,702 715,517 24
  Herring 32,329 59,284 83 117,524 140,275 19
  Capelin 0 0 101,089 196,832 95
  Blue whiting 1,127 5,652 402 188,672 212,537 13
  Mackerel 5,323 3,835 -28 170,411 165,873 -3
  Other pelagic catch 0 0 5 0 -93
Shellfish 716 1,153 61 12,904 10,085 -22
Other species 0 0 86 35 -60

 

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