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131,000 TONNES OF FISH CAUGHT BY ICELAND IN AUGUST

131,000 TONNES OF FISH CAUGHT BY ICELAND IN AUGUST

131,000 tonnes of fish caught by Iceland in August

The Icelandic fish catch in August 2020 was about 131 thousand tonnes. The total catch of demersal species was 39 thousand tonnes, 10% more than in August last year. Pelagic catch was 89 thousand tonnes.

Total catch in the 12 month period from September 2019 to August 2020 amounted to 1,011 thousand tonnes which is 7% less than in the same period one year earlier.

The value index of catch in August 2020 is 11.2% higher than in August 2019.