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Iceland's fish catch decreased 31 percent in March

Staff writer ▼ | April 16, 2016
Iceland's fish catch decreased 31 percent year-on-year in March 2016, according to figures by Statistics Iceland.
Iceland fishing boats
Sinking   Iceland caught 131,705 tons of fish
The total fish caught in March amounted to 131,705 tons, including 49,395 tones of demersal catch and 79,420 tons of pelagic catch, and some shellfish, figures showed.

The total volume in March this year decreased by 60,158 tons of fish compared with that of March last year.

The total fish caught in the period between April 2015 and March 2016 was 1,104,589 tons, a decrease of 17 percent compared with 1,326,547 tons of fish caught in the previous 12-month period.

The fall is continuous: Iceland's fish catch decreased 20 percent year-on-year in January 2016, according to a previous report from Statistics Iceland.