Iceland’s fishing fleet landed a total of 135,031 metric tons (MT) of seafood products last month, an increase of 27 percent compared with May 2016, thanks to good catches of demersal species and blue whiting. 

According to the latest figures gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries and published by Statistics Iceland, the total demersal catch for May increased by 20 percent year-on-year to 51,358 MT, with a 23 percent jump in the cod catch which amounted to 27,923 MT. …