Bumper mackerel catch boosts Icelandic fleet

Published on
October 17, 2017

Iceland’s fishermen landed 125,857 metric tons (MT) of wild-caught seafood last month, an increase of 11 percent compared with September 2016 with a large mackerel catch offsetting reductions in the demersal landings. 

According to the latest figures gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries and published by Statistics Iceland, total pelagic landings increased by 21 percent year-on-year to 89,797 MT, with mackerel accounting for 70,153 MT (up 32 percent from September 2016) a…

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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