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

Published on
August 17, 2016

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…

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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