- Clupea harengus
- arenque de Atlántico
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 2020 was 35,851 tonnes, as compared to 30,041 tonnes in 2019.
Icelandic herring - catch 2015-2020 (tonnes) - Source: Statistic Iceland
The Icelandic Herring is mainly caught from July-December.
Icelandic herring - Catch by fishing grounds 2017 - Source: Statistic Iceland
The main markets for Icelandic herring are Norway, Lithuania and Poland.
- Norway 41%
- Lithuania 15%
- United Kingdom 11%
- Denmark 8%
- Belarus 5%
- Ukraine 4%
Nutritional facts for raw Herring- Per 100g edible portion: