Icelandic fishing ships caught less fish this year according to information published by Statistics Iceland yesterday.
According to hagstofan.is, the Statistic Iceland website, the catch this year is 1,054,000 tons, down 356,000 tons since this time last year.
The report says the catch this year was not consistently lower. The catch in September 2006, for instance, was 6.8 per cent higher compared to September last year.
But while more redfish and herring are being caught, the catch of cod and haddock is decreasing. Cod and haddock are Iceland’s most valuable fish export products.