Thursday - 18 December 2008
Fishing by foreign countries in Icelandic waters 2007 and the world catch 2006
Statistics Iceland has released a new issue of Statistical Series in the topical category of fisheries. This issue presents Fishing by foreign countries in Icelandic waters 2007 and the world catch 2006.
The catch by foreign vessels in Icelandic waters (region Va) increased from 54 thousand tonnes in 2006 to 80 thousand tonnes in 2007. The capelin is the most dominant species in the catch of the foreign vessels in 2007. The Faroese and the Norwegians were the most active foreign fishing nations in Icelandic waters in 2007 with catch of 42 and 37 thousand tonnes respectively.
The world catch amounted to 91 million tonnes in 2006 which is a decrease from previous year by 2.2 million tonnes. The greatest volume came from the Pacific Ocean or 50.1 million tonnes which is 54.5% of the world catch. The second in rank came the Atlantic Ocean with 19.9 million tonnes, or 21.6% of the world catch. Of individual species the Peruvian anchovy was the largest, 7 million tonnes or 7.6% of total world catch. The biggest fishing nation in 2006 was China catching 17.4 million tonnes or 18.9% of the world catch. Iceland ranked number 16 on the world list with catch of 1.3 million tonnes or 1.5% of the world catch.
Fishing by foreign countries in Icelandic waters 2007 and the world catch 2006 - Statistical Series