Iceland’s fishing strike takes its toll with the fleet’s catch down 90 percent in January

Published on
February 23, 2017

The Icelandic fishing fleet landed just 7,610 metric tons (MT) of seafood products last month, a decrease of 90 percent compared with January 2016, with large declines across all species as a result of the two-month fishing strike.

According to the latest figures gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries and published by Statistics Iceland, the total demersal catch fell 79 percent to 7,473 MT with cod and haddock landings down 74 percent and 69 percent respectively.

Flatfish landings fell 97 pe…

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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