Thursday - 14 September 2006
Fish catches in August 2006
Total catch╣ of Icelandic vessels in August 2006 was 89,449 tonnes as compared with 91,186 tonnes in August 2005. Demersal species accounted for 37 thousand tonnes, thereof cod 11 thousand tonnes, haddock 9 thousand tonnes and saithe 8 thousand tonnes. The herring catch was 33 thousand tonnes and blue whiting catch was 16 thousand tonnes.
From January to August the total catch of Icelandic vessels was 967,830 tonnes but amounted to 1,345,739 tonnes in 2005.
At constant prices, the volume of the catch decreased by 4.9% in August 2006 compared with August 2005. From January to August the volume has decreased by 7.6% compared with the same period of the previous year.
╣Information about catch of fish which are published in this press release are preliminary figures. The data is gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries.