Cod boosts Iceland’s demersal landings, mackerel catch declines

Published on
August 18, 2017
Iceland cod

Iceland’s fishermen landed seafood products totaling 73,473 metric tons (MT) last month, an increase of 3 percent compared with July 2016 thanks to a strong whitefish catch and increases in the flatfish and shellfish harvests. 

According to the latest figures gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries and published by Statistics Iceland, the total demersal catch increased by 6 percent year-on-year to 29,703 MT, with cod accounting for 16,921 MT (up 22 percent from July 2016) a…

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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