Herring

Herring

Size

Common size and weight of a full grown Herring is 30 cm and 500 gr. They can reach up to 50 cm.  

Catch

The total catch of herring in Icelandic waters in 2019 was 30,041 tonnes, as compared to 40,460 tonnes in 2018.

Icelandic herring - catch 2014-2019 (tonnes) - Source: Statistic Iceland

Season

The Icelandic Herring is mainly caught from July-December.



Icelandic herring - Montly catch 2019 (tonnes) - Source: Statistic Iceland

Fishing gear

Icelandic herring - Catch by fishing gear 2019 - Source: Statistic Iceland

Fishing grounds

Icelandic herring - Catch by fishing grounds 2017 - Source: Statistic Iceland

Products

Icelandic herring - Export value by product groups in 2019 - Source: Statistic Iceland

Markets

The main markets for Icelandic herring are Norway, Lithuania and Poland.

  • NorwayNorway 44%
  • PolandPoland 19%
  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom 10%
  • LithuaniaLithuania 8%
  • BelarusBelarus 7%
  • FranceFrance 3%
  • UkraineUkraine 2%
Icelandic herring - Export value by countries in 2019 - Source: Statistic Iceland

Nutrition facts

Nutritional facts for raw Herring- Per 100g edible portion:

187
Calories
19 g
Protein
38% DV
12 g
Fat - total
18% DV
3 g
saturated
15% DV

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