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 2019 was 30,041 tonnes, as compared to 40,460 tonnes in 2018.
Icelandic herring - catch 2014-2018 (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 40%
- Lithuania 13%
- Poland 12%
- Ukraine 6%
- United Kingdom 4%
- Belarus 4%
- Denmark 4%
Nutritional facts for raw Herring- Per 100g edible portion: