Monday - 19 December 2011
Fishing by foreign countries in Icelandic waters 2010 and the world catch 2009
Please not that this press release is no longer valid. A corrected version has been published in its place.
The catch by foreign vessels in Icelandic waters (region Va) increased from 11 thousand tonnes in 2008 to 19 thousand tonnes in 2010. The capelin is the most dominant species in the catch of the foreign vessels in 2010. The Faroe Islands was the only foreign fishing nation in Icelandic waters in 2010.
The world catch amounted to nearly 90 million tonnes in 2009 which is a decrease from previous year by 809 thousand tonnes. The greatest volume came from the Pacific Ocean and the Peruvian anchovy was the largest species. The biggest fishing nation in 2009 was China, but Iceland ranked number 19 on the world list.