Wednesday - 13 August 2008
Fish catches in July 2008
Total catch of Icelandic vessels in July 2008 was 152,944 tonnes compared to 116,228 tonnes in July 2007. Demersal species accounted for 31 thousand tonnes, thereof saithe 9 thousand tonnes, cod 7 thousand tonnes and haddock 6 thousand tonnes. The mackerel catch was 63 thousand tonnes and the herring catch 55 thousand tonnes.
At constant prices the volume of the catch increased by 0.2% in July 2008 compared with July 2007. In the first seven months of 2008 the volume decreased by 8.0% from 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.