Cod catch in Faroese waters saw a 50% year-on-year- drop in the first 10 months of this year.
The volume of cod caught in Faroese waters has gone from 17,000 tonnes to 8,500 tonnes, a drop of 50%. Haddock catch has gone down by 20%, while mature coalfish catch has seen an increase of 18%.
The overall catch volume has decreased slightly this year, and the catch value has gone down by just over 20%. The catch value of cod has dropped by more than half and by just over a quarter for haddock in the first 10 months of this year compared to the same period last year.
The overall catch volume of pelagic fish caught in all areas is roughly the same as last year. For blue whiting, the volume has dropped by about 9%, while herring volume remains largely unchanged. Mackerel volume, however, has increased by a third. The overall catch value has increased by just over 2%.