Value of catch in May increased by 4.5%

The value of catch from Icelandic vessels in May 2018 was 11.6 billion ISK, an increase of 4.5% compared with May 2017. Demersal catch value was 8.1 billion ISK, a decrease of 4.6%. Value of flatfish was just over 1.3 billion ISK, an increase of 32.5% from May last year. Value of pelagic catch which was mostly blue whiting was 1.8 billion ISK compared with 1.3 billion ISK in May 2017. Value of shellfish was just over 359 million ISK, nearly the same value as in May 2017.

Total value of catch in the 12 month period from June 2017 to May 2018 was 122 billion ISK which is a 6.3% increase compared with the same period a year earlier.

Value of catch 2017–2018
Million ISK May June-May
  2017 2018 % 2016-2017 2017-2018 %
             
Total value 11,104.6 11,606.5 4.5 114,928.4 122,202.7 6.3
             
Demersal catch 8,478.3 8,084.3 -4.6 77,868.6 85,885.3 10.3
Cod 5,149.4 5,068.8 -1.6 49,366.8 54,997.7 11.4
Haddock 738.6 716.1 -3.0 7,988.3 8,768.7 9.8
Saith 905.5 618.0 -31.8 7,115.2 7,069.8 -0.6
Redfish 915.4 844.2 -7.8 8,717.3 10,169.9 16.7
Ocean redfish 118.6 95.1 -19.8 483.2 309.8 -35.9
Other demersal 650.7 742.1 14.0 4,197.8 4,569.5 8.9
Flatfish catch 989.7 1,311.4 32.5 7,329.2 9,025.9 23.1
Pelagic catch 1,278.5 1,851.4 44.8 27,126.3 24,838.3 -8.4
Herring 0.1 0.0 6,192.5 4,504.4 -27.3
Capelin 0.0 0.0 6,709.4 5,891.7 -12.2
Blue whiting 1,275.7 1,848.6 44.9 3,356.5 5,924.8 76.5
Mackerel 2.7 2.8 3.0 10,867.8 8,517.5 -21.6
Other pelagics 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 -43.7
Shellfish catch 358.1 359.5 0.4 2,604.3 2,453.2 -5.8
Lobster 149.8 97.5 -34.9 834.0 782.5 -6.2
Shrimp 176.0 221.5 25.8 1,471.6 1,242.2 -15.6
Other shellfish 32.3 40.5 25.2 298.7 428.4 43.5
Miscellaneous catch 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

 

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