ICELANDIC CATCH DOWN OVER LAST 12 MONTHS
Icelandic catch down over last 12 months. The catch of Icelandic vessels in August 2023 was about 114,5 thousand tonnes, 10% more than in August 2022. Demersal catch was 32 thousand tonnes and pelagic catch was 78 thousand tonnes.
In the 12 month period from September 2022 to August 2023 the overall catch was 1.370 thousand tonnes which is 9% less than in the same period one year earlier.
Many species of fish live in the ocean waters surrounding Iceland, and the fishing industry is a major part of Iceland’s economy, accounting for roughly half of the country’s total exports. Property rights are strong and Iceland is one of the few countries where they are applied to fishery management. Seafood is central to most Icelandic cooking, particularly cod and haddock but also salmon, herring, and halibut. It is often prepared in a wide variety of ways, either smoked, pickled, boiled, or dried. An Icelandic delicacy is hákarl (cured shark) ICELANDIC CATCH DOWN OVER LAST 12 MONTHS