Iceland’s whitefish, pelagic catches climb

The Icelandic fleet caught 1.25 million metric tons (MT) of seafood in the 12 months through September 2018, a rise of 11 percent compared with the previous 12 months. This growth was led by the country’s demersal and pelagic catches, which increased by 16 percent to 480,867 MT and seven percent to 733,240 MT, respectively. According to the latest preliminary figures issued by Statistics Iceland, cod accounted for 278,415 MT (+12 percent), haddock was 44,155 MT (+25 percent), saithe was 61,182…

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