Common size and weight of a full grown Herring is 30 cm and 500 gr. They can reach up to 50 cm.
The total catch of herring in Icelandic waters in 2017 was 43,814 tonnes, as compared to 66,869 tonnes in 2016.
Icelandic herring - catch 2013-2017 (tonnes) - Source: Statistic Iceland
The Icelandic Herring is caught from June til December.
Icelandic herring - Catch by fishing grounds 2017 - Source: Statistic Iceland
The main markets for Icelandic herring are Belarus, Lithuania and Poland.
- Norway 52%
- Poland 10%
- Lithuania 7%
- United Kingdom 6%
Nutritional facts for raw Herring- Per 100g edible portion: