Value of catch rose by 16% in April

The total value of catch from Icelandic fishing vessels in April was 13.5 billion ISK, 16% more than in April 2018. Demersal catch value was nearly 10.9 billion ISK, an increase of 28.1%. Value of pelagic catch decreased by 22.7% compared to April last year. The value of flatfish was just over 842 million ISK and increased from April last year. The increase is due to rising quay side prices.

Total value of catch in the 12 month period from May 2018 to April 2019 increased by 9.2% compared with the same period a year earlier.

Value of catch 2018–2019
Million ISK April May-April
  2018 2019 % 2017-2018 2018-2019 %
Total value 11,617.4 13,480.6 16.0 122,196.3 133,429.4 9.2
Demersal catch 8,499.5 10,885.0 28.1 86,769.6 100,388.0 15.7
Cod 4,720.1 5,819.2 23.3 55,542.9 62,818.5 13.1
Haddock 860.9 1,783.9 107.2 8,791.2 13,655.1 55.3
Saithe 846.0 827.0 -2.2 7,356.5 8,285.0 12.6
Redfish 1,160.3 1,311.8 13.1 10,242.9 10,692.5 4.4
Ocean redfish 0.0 0.0 333.3 218.8 -34.3
Other demersal 912.1 1,143.1 25.3 4,502.9 4,718.1 4.8
Flatfish catch 772.7 842.0 9.0 8,704.0 10,628.5 22.1
Pelagic catch 1,954.6 1,511.8 -22.7 24,265.4 19,935.6 -17.8
Herring 0.0 0.0 4,504.4 4,655.9 3.4
Capelin 0.0 0.0 5,891.7 0.0 -100.0
Blue whiting 1,953.9 1,506.6 -22.9 5,351.9 7,768.5 45.2
Mackerel 0.8 5.2 560.9 8,517.4 7,511.1 -11.8
Other pelagics 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -98.3
Shellfish catch 390.5 241.9 -38.1 2,457.2 2,477.2 0.8
Lobster 138.5 37.9 -72.6 834.8 442.9 -46.9
Shrimp 190.9 161.2 -15.6 1,196.7 1,479.0 23.6
Other shellfish 61.2 42.8 -30.0 425.7 555.4 30.5
Miscellaneous catch 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1

 

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