The landed catch of Icelandic vessels in January 2020 was 35.8 thousand tonnes which is a 23% decrease from January last year. Demersal catch decreased by 37% while pelagic catch increased due to 6 thousand tonnes catch of blue whiting, whereas none was caught in January 2019.

The total catch in a 12 month period from February 2019 to January 2020 decreased by 13% compared to the same period a year earlier.

Information about catch of fish which are published in this press release are preliminary figures. The data is gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries.

Fish catch in tonnes
  January February-January
2018 2019 % 2018 2019 %
Total catch 46,389 35,780 -23 1,197,850 1,037,593 -13
Demersal catch 42,726 27,051 -37 486,608 465,838 -4
Cod 24,166 17,461 -28 275,896 266,317 -3
Haddock 7,414 3,889 -48 51,503 54,393 6
Saithe 5,870 2,654 -55 68,594 61,481 -10
Redfish 3,590 2,110 -41 58,024 52,049 -10
Other demersal catch 1,685 937 -44 32,592 31,598 -3
Flatfish 1,947 662 -66 27,579 20,947 -24
Pelagic catch 1,346 7,827 482 670,879 540,854 -19
Herring 1,346 1,494 11 124,075 138,084 11
Capelin 0 0 - 118,249 0 -100
Blue whiting 0 6,333 - 292,952 274,684 -6
Mackerel 0 0 - 135,603 128,085 -6
Other pelagic catch 0 0 - 0 1 4,119
Shellfish 371 240 -35 12,783 9,951 -22
Other species 0 0 - 0 3 2,660

Statistics