Increase of 304% in the value of pelagic fishing

Value of catch amounted to 3 billion kronur in January 2011, which is about 304% increase from the previous year. This increase is largely attributed to the capelin that brought a value 2.5 billion kronur, but no capelin was caught in January 2010. Flat fish catch amounted to 346 million, a 34,4% decrease from January 2010.