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News - INDUSTRY NEWS - Free - Total catch in September 108 thousand tonnes

Total catch in September 108 thousand tonnes / October 17, 2018 12:17

The overall catch of Icelandic vessels in September was 108 thousand tonnes, a 14% decrease from September 2017. Demersal catch was just over 35 thousand tonnes, 7% more than in the same month last year. Pelagic catch was 69 thousand tonnes and declined by 23%. Pelagic catch consisted mostly of mackerel, 54 thousand tonnes, reports www.megafishnet.com with reference to Statistics Iceland. 

In the 12 month period from October 2017 to September 2018 the total catch was just over 1,253 thousand tonnes, an increase of 11% compared with the same period a year earlier. 

The price value index was the same as in September 2017.

Fish catch

 

September

October-September

 

2017

2018

%

2016‒2017

2017‒2018

%

Fish catch at constant prices

 

 

 

 

 

 

Index

100

100

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fish catch in tonnes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total catch

125,620

108,011

-14

1,132,848

1,253,379

11

Demersal catch

32,954

35,395

7

416,270

480,867

16

  Cod

21,241

20,562

-3

248,270

278,415

12

  Haddock

3,045

3,643

20

35,323

44,155

25

  Saithe

2,621

4,759

82

44,710

61,182

37

  Redfish

4,896

4,695

-4

56,604

62,290

10

  Other demersal catch

1,151

1,736

51

31,364

34,824

11

Flatfish

1,925

1,895

-2

21,759

26,716

23

Pelagic catch

89,542

69,273

-23

685,121

733,240

7

  Herring

18,248

13,424

-26

113,222

112,295

-1

  Capelin

0

0

-

196,832

186,333

-5

  Blue whiting

1,397

1,481

6

208,012

297,386

43

  Mackerel

69,897

54,367

-22

167,055

137,226

-18

  Other pelagic catch

0

0

-6

0

0

-

Shellfish

1,199

1,449

21

9,663

12,547

30

Other species

0

0

-

35

9

-73

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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