Iceland’s pelagic catch falls 38 percent in July, flatfish landings down 15 percent

The Icelandic fishing fleet landed 71,594 metric tons (MT) of fisheries products last month, a decrease of 25 percent compared with July 2015, according to the latest figures gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries and published by Statistics Iceland.

In addition to a 15 percent drop in the flatfish catch, which totaled 2,321 MT last month, there was a 38 percent decline in the total pelagic catch, which amounted to 39,943 MT last month.

Within the pelagic category, the blue whiting catch whi…

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