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Total value of catch of Icelandic vessels amounted to 57 billion ISK in January-May 2010

Total value of catch of Icelandic vessels amounted to 57 billion ISK in January-May 2010, compared with 43.1 billion ISK in the first five months of 2009. Total value increased therefore by 32.4% between years.

Total value of demersal species accounted for ISK 43.7 billion; thereof cod ISK 22.2 billion, haddock 7.6 billion, redfish 5.8 billion and saith 2.7 billion. Total value of pelagic species accounted for ISK 8.5 billion and flatfish catches for 4.1 billion.

Value of catch in January-May 2010
Million ISK May January-May % change from
    2009 2010 2009 2010 previous year
             
Total value 8,111.0 11,225.2 43,149.4 57,108.4 32.4
             
Demersal catch 5,945.6 8,643.3 33,752.2 43,718.9 29.5
  Cod 2,476.4 3,694.2 16,895.1 22,218.0 31.5
  Haddock 1,358.9 1,627.2 6,840.6 7,646.9 11.8
  Redfish 477.5 505.5 4,690.7 5,827.4 24.2
  Saith 581.3 645.1 2,073.9 2,716.4 31.0
  Other demersal 1,051.4 2,171.3 3,251.8 5,310.2 63.3
Flatfish catch 1,304.2 1,070.1 3,771.2 4,136.8 9.7
Pelagic catch 550.3 1,106.9 5,091.5 8,524.6 67.4
  Herring 300.8 84.7 1,193.8 410.7 -65.6
  Capelin 0.0 0.0 412.3 2,494.4 504.9
  Blue whiting 249.5 1,021.8 2,632.9 3,183.6 20.9
  Other pelagics 0.0 0.3 852.5 2,435.9 185.7
Shellfish catch 308.1 387.7 517.0 678.3 31.2
  Shrimp 159.0 172.6 316.1 419.9 32.9
  Other shellfish 149.2 215.0 200.9 258.4 28.6
Miscellaneous catch 2.7 17.2 17.5 49.8 184.0

 

Value of catch by type of landing January-May 2010
Million ISK May January-May % change from
    2009 2010 2009 2010 previous year
             
Total value 8,111.0 11,225.2 43,149.4 57,108.4 32.4
             
  For domestic processing 2,729.7 4,086.9 17,451.4 24,500.0 40.4
  For export in containers 1,208.5 942.2 5,608.4 4,393.4 -21.7
  Landed abroad for fishmeal and oil production 0.0 8.6 195.2 83.6
  Frozen at sea 2,667.3 3,996.6 12,194.6 17,937.2 47.1
  To auction market, for domestic processing 1,234.1 1,973.3 6,427.0 9,478.6 47.5
  To auction market, for export in containers* 135.9 562.6
  Frozen at sea, for domestic re-processing 0.0 13.2 5.1 64.9 1,180.9
  Fresh fish sold from vessel abroad 0.0 0.0 263.3 0.0
  Farmed fish 14.6 3.1 39.9 23.7 -40.6
  Other types of landings 120.7 201.3 402.0 627.0 56.0
*Due to changes in catch registration figures for catch landed to auction market for export in containers are no longer separated from 2010.

 

Value of catch by region of landing January – May 2010
Million ISK May January-May % change from
    2009 2010 2009 2010 previous year
             
Total value 8,111.0 11,225.2 43,149.4 57,108.4 32.4
             
  Capital region 1,572.6 1,745.4 7,557.1 10,699.1 41.6
  Southwest 1,463.4 1,857.1 8,207.7 10,194.1 24.2
  West 391.5 606.4 2,752.4 3,446.7 25.2
  Westfjords 475.0 644.4 2,278.2 2,986.3 31.1
  Northwest 709.2 949.4 2,533.6 3,775.2 49.0
  Northeast 1,049.3 1,946.7 6,028.7 8,116.8 34.6
  East 804.2 1,210.6 4,490.6 6,774.8 50.9
  Southwest 497.3 1,314.4 3,595.5 6,638.8 84.6
  Abroad 1,148.5 950.8 5,705.4 4,476.8 -21.5

The data published in the tables are based on weight and processing reports, collected from fish buyers by to Icelandic Directorate of Fisheries. Figures for the year 2009 are preliminary, but final for 2008. Final figures have through the years been seen to become somewhere between 1-2% higher in total than preliminary figures at the most. The differense in figures for specific species can however become more.

Source: Statistics Iceland

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