The total catch of Icelandic vessels in April was 146,742 tonnes, a 30% increase from April 2017. Demersal catch was just over 49 thousand tonnes, an increase of 23%, where cod amounted to over 23 thousand tonnes, 30% more than in April 2017. Pelagic catch was nearly all blue-whiting , of which 94 thousand tonnes where caught, 33% more than in April 2017. Shellfish catch was 1,607 tonnes compared with 824 tonnes in April 2018.
In the 12 month period from May 2017 to April 2018 the total catch was just over 1,265 thousand tonnes, an increase of 17% compared with the same period a year earlier.
|Fish catch at constant prices|
|Fish catch in tonnes|
|Other demersal catch||5,083||7,021||38||34,248||35,804||5|
|Other pelagic catch||0||0||-||5||0||-93|
Information about catch of fish in this press release is based on preliminary figures. The data is gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries.