Total Icelandic Fish Catch in March Decreased Between Years

Lucy Towers
21 April 2014, at 1:00am

ICELAND - The total catch of Icelandic vessels in March 2014 decreased by 14.9 per cent at constant prices compared with March 2013, reports Statistics Iceland.

The total catch measured in tonnes decreased by 53.6 per cent in March between years, mostly due to decrease in Capelin catches.

Catch of bottom-dwelling species increased by 10 per cent. A constant price index incorporates values in prices between fish species and since the value of demersal fish catches is higher than that of the pelagic catches the constant price index yields a lower decrease in percentages than the actual decrease of catches in tonnes.