Increased cod quota for 2012/2013

Increased cod quota for 2012/2013

16 July 2012

The total allowable catch (TAC) in Icelandic waters has been set for the fishing year 2012/2013, starting 1st September.

In general, the conditions of major commercial fish stocks in Icelandic waters are good. The status of the cod stock, which is the most important fish stock, has improved and the quota has been increased by 10% from previous year, up to 195,400 tons for 2012/2013. This is nearly 70,000 tons more than the minimum of the 2007/2008. Golden redfish stock seems in good condition which results in increased catch quotas for the coming season, 45,000 tons.

The TAC (in tons) for the main species for the fishing year 2012/2013 is:

Species nameTAC, metric tonsLatin name
Cod195,400Gadus morhua
Saithe50,000Pollachius virens
Haddock36,000Melanogrammus aeglefinus
Golden redfish45,000Sebastes marinus
Greenland halibut14,700Reinhardtius hippoglossoides
Ling11,500Molva molva
Plaice6,500Pleuronectes platessa
Icelandic herring64,000Clupea harengus