The total volume of pelagic fishing in Iceland is now about 501.000 tonnes so far this fishing season compated to about 283.000 tonnes last season. This is is equivalent to just over 77% increase. The pelagic fishing consists mostly of capelin and herring. During the current fishing season fishing of capelin has reached 327.000 tons, which is virtually triple from last season.
Total catch of the icelandic fleet during the first seven months was 774.000 tonnes. This is a considerable increased when compared to the same period last year when it was 594.000 tonnes. The improvement can be attributed to a substantial increase in pelagic fishing.