29 October 2018

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 each year.

According to the Marine Research Institute (MRI), the status of fish stocks is generally good, especially cod, haddock and saithe.

The cod quota will be 248.114 tons, a decrease of 7.058 tons from last fishing year. Haddock and Saithe quotas will however be increased rather substantially, by 13.805 tons (34,6%) and 14.663 tons (24,3%).

Quotas of pelagic species will be issued later this year. 

 

T.A.C.  for the fishing year 2018-2019

 

Species

2017-2018

2018-2019

Change in tons

 Change %

Cod

255.172

248.114

-7.058

-2,77%

Haddock

39.890

53.695

13.805

34,61%

Saithe

60.237

74.900

14.663

24,34%

Golden Redfish

45.450

37.160

-8.290

-18,24%

Deep sea Redfish

11.786

12.322

536

4,55%

Greenland Halibut

13.536

12.568

-986

-7,15%

Catfish

8.540

8.542

2

-0,02%

Shrimp

4.735

%

Ling

7.598

4.924

-2674

-35,19%

Blueling

1.956

1.439

-517

-26,43%

Tusk

3.770

2.936

-834

-22,12%

Lobster

1.150

%

Plaice

7.103

6.754

-349

-4,19%

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