Catch, value and processing of catch 2015

  • Statistical Series
  • 15. August 2016
  • Vol 101, Issue 18
  • ISSN: 1670-4770

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The total catch of Icelandic fishing vessels in 2015 was 1,319 thousand tonnes which is 243 thousand tonnes more than in 2014. The value of the catch amounted to 151 billion ISK and increased by 15% from previous year. The largest part of the catch was processed in the eastern part of the country, mainly pelagic fish. The highest regional share of the demersal catch, almost quarter of the quantity, was landed in Northeast Iceland. The main processing method for cod was freezing in land-based factories, and most of the capelin went to reduction. Total value of by-products amounted to 5.6 billion in 2015

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