Iceland’s catching sector sees earnings fall from whitefish, pelagics and shellfish

Published on
January 31, 2017

The Icelandic fishing fleet landed seafood with a total value of ISK 137.1 billion (USD 1.2 billion, EUR 1.1 billion) in the 12 months from November 2015 to October 2016, representing a decrease of 10 percent year-on-year.

During this period, the value of the country’s demersal, pelagic and shellfish catches decreased by 6.1 percent, 21.7 percent and 12.5 percent respectively, while a 2.4 percent value increase was posted for its flatfish landings, according to new figures published by Statis…

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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