The total fish catch of Icelandic vessels in 2021 was nearly 1.6m tonnes
The total fish catch of Icelandic vessels in 2021 was just over 1,158,000 tonnes, which is 13% more than in 2020.
Pelagic catch was 655,000 tonnes, 24% more than in 2020 since no capelin was landed in that year. Demersal catch increased by 2% between years, from 463,000 tonnes in 2020 to 472,000 tonnes in 2021.
The catch in December 2021 was 126,000 tonnes, a 72% increase compared with December 2020. Demersal catch in the month was 34,000 tonnes and pelagic catch was about 91,000 tonnes.
The catch in December 2021 at fixed price was 25.2% more than in December 2020.
Information about catch of fish, which are published in this press release, are preliminary figures. The data is gathered by the Icelandic Directorate of Fisheries.