Iceland’s whitefish, pelagic and shellfish catch earnings slump

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December 1, 2016

The Icelandic fishing fleet landed seafood with a total value of ISK 137.5 billion (USD 1.2 billion, EUR 1.1 billion) in the 12 months from September 2015 to August 2016, a decrease of 10.6 percent year-on-year. During this period, the value of the country’s demersal, pelagic and shellfish catches decreased by 1.9 percent, 36.6 percent and 5.1 percent respectively, while a 3.4 percent value increase was posted for its flatfish landings, according to new figures published by Statistics Iceland.…

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