Thursday - 10 July 2008
Catch, catch value and processing of catch 2007
Statistics Iceland has released a new issue of Statistical Series in the topical category of fisheries. This issue presents catch, value and processing of catch 2007.
The total catch of Icelandic fishing vessels in 2007 was 1,396 thousand tonnes which is 73 thousand tonnes more than in 2006. The value of the catch amounted to 80 billion ISK and increased by 5.4%. The largest part of the catch was processed in the eastern part of the country, mainly pelagic fish. The highest value of the catch was bought by fish processors in the capital area and in the Southwest, its value being about 14.5 billion ISK for each. The highest regional share of the demersal catch, almost quarter of the quantity, was also processed in the capital area, mainly in Reykjavík. The main processing method for cod was salting, while for haddock the main processing method was freezing in land-based factories.
Catch, value and processing of catch 2007 - Statistical Series