Blue whiting boosts Icelandic landings as demersal, flatfish and shellfish catches fall

Published on
May 16, 2017
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Iceland’s fishing fleet landed a total of 109,305 metric tons (MT) of seafood products last month, an increase of 5 percent compared with April 2016 thanks to a strong pelagic catch, with blue whiting providing the biggest year-on-year increase. 

According to the latest figures gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries and published by Statistics Iceland, the total pelagic catch increased by 18 percent year-on-year to 67,174 MT, with a 19 percent jump in a blue whiting catch …

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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