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Icelandic catch volume dips 13% in May

Demersal catches increased compared to last year, however flatfish, shellfish and pelagic catches went down.

Icelandic vessels in May landed 122,166 metric tons of seafood, 13 percent less than last year, driven by lower pelagic catches.

Over the 12-month period, the total catch dropped 14 percent to 1.1 million metric tons, according to Statistics Iceland.

Demersal catch increased 7 percent to 48,000 metric tons, while the flatfish catch sunk 11 percent. Shellfish harvests slipped 29 percent compared to last year.

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