The total catch of Icelandic vessels in January was 107,643 tonnes. Because of the fishermen‘s strike in January 2017 a comparison with January 2018 is not possible.

In the 12 month period from February 2017 to January 2018 the total catch has increased by 273 thousand tonnes, or 27% compared with the same period a year earlier.

Fish catch
  January   February-January  
  2017 2018 % 2016-2017 2017-2018 %
Fish catch at constant prices            
Index         13.2             87.0     559.1      
             
Fish catch in tonnes            
Total catch 7,625 107,643 1,312 1,003,446 1,276,889 27
Demersal catch 7,487 36,766 391 429,230 458,241 7
  Cod 5,941 23,166 290 247,055 269,978 9
  Haddock 1,222 4,573 274 35,902 39,545 10
  Saithe 96 3,551 3,583 46,833 52,803 13
  Redfish 35 3,644 10,196 60,534 62,157 3
  Other demersal catch 193 1,832 852 38,905 33,757 -13
Flatfish 52 1,517 2,803 22,472 23,391 4
Pelagic catch 0 69,248  -  539,639 784,787 45
  Herring 0 1,164  -  111,578 125,434 12
  Capelin 0 68,084  -  99,592 264,916 166
  Blue whiting 0  -   -  157,950 228,927 45
  Mackerel  -   -   -  170,514 165,510 -3
  Other pelagic catch  -   -   -  5 0 -93
Shellfish 85 112 31 12,019 10,436 -13
Other species  -   -   -  86 35 -60

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

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