ICELANDIC FISH CATCH INCREASES
Icelandic fish catch increases. The total catch of Icelandic vessels was 104 thousand tonnes in March 2021 which was 11% more than in March 2020. Demersal catch was 55 thousand tonnes of which 33 thousand tonnes was cod. The pelagic catch in March was mainly capelin, 45 thousand tonnes, but no capelin was landed in the year 2020.
In the 12 month period from April 2020 to March 2021 the total catch was just over one million tonnes, which was a 9% increase from the previous 12 month period. Pelagic catch was 572 thousand tonnes, demersal catch 476 thousand tonnes and flat fish catch 25 thousand tonnes.
In fixed price the catch in March 2021 was 8.7% more than in March 2020.
|Fish catch at constant prices|
|Fish catch in tonnes|
|Other demersal catch||3,310||3,353||1||31,532||31,357||-1|
|Other pelagic catch||0||0||0||1||1||-11|
Information about catch of fish which are published in this press release are preliminary figures. The data is gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries.