25 September 2017

New quotas have been in force in Iceland since September 1st

The quota year  in Iceland is from September 1st till August 31st

New quotas have been in force in Iceland since  September 1st.    The quota year  in Iceland is from September 1st till August 31st.

According to the Marine Research Institute (MRI), the status of fish stocks is generally good, especially ground fish stocks.

The cod quota will be 255.172 tons, an increase of 11.172 tons from last fishing year. Haddock and Saithe quotas will be increased as well, by respectively 5290 tons and 5237 tons.

Quotas of  pelagic  species  will be issued  later this year. 

 

T.A.C.  for the fishing year 2017-2018

 

Species

2016-2017

2017-2018

Change in tons

Change %

Cod

244.000

255.172

11.172

4,58%

Haddock

34.600

39.890

5.290

15,29%

Saithe

55.000

60.237

5.237

9,52%

Golden Redfish

47.205

45.450

-1.755

-3,72%

Deep sea Redfish

12.922

11.786

-1.136

-8,79%

Greenland Halibut

13.536

13.536

0

0,00%

Catfish

8.811

8.540

-271

-3,08%

Shrimp

4.100

4.735

635

15,49%

Ling

8.143

7.598

-545

-6,69%

Blueling

2.275

1.956

-319

-14,02%

Tusk

3.380

3.770

390

11,54%

Lobster

1.300

1.150

-150

-11,54%

Plaice

7.330

7.103

-227

-3,10%

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