Lobster

Lobster

  • Nephrops norvegicus
  • Langoustine
  • Kaisergranat
  • Cigala
  • Leturhumar

Size

Fully grown male nephrops lobsters in Icelandic waters are from 20 to 25 cm from the eyes to the tail and about 18 cm for females.

Catch

Total catch of nephrops lobster in Icelandic waters in 2017 was 1,194 tonnes as compared to 1,397 tonnes in 2016. 

Icelandic nephrops lobster - catch 2013-2017 (tonnes) - Source: Statistic Iceland

Season

The Icelandic nephrops lobster is mostly caught from April to September.

Icelandic nephrops lobster - Montly catch 2017 (tonnes) - Source: Statistic Iceland

Fishing gear

Icelandic lobster is mainly caught with nephrops trawl.

Fishing grounds

The Icelandic lobster is mainly caught off the south coast.

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

Icelandic lobster - Catch by fishing grounds 2017 - Source: Marine Research Institute

Products

Nephrops lobster caught in Icelandic waters is mostly exported as frozen product, both whole-frozen and frozen tails.

Markets

The most important market for the Icelandic lobster is Spain (whole frozen) 

  • SpainSpain 70%
  • FranceFrance 12%
  • CanadaCanada 4%
  • ChinaChina 2%
Icelandic lobster - Export value by countries in 2017 - Source: Statistic Iceland

Nutrition facts

74
Calories
18 g
Protein
35% DV
1 g
Fat - total
1% DV
0 g
saturated
0% DV

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