- Nephrops norvegicus
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.
Total catch of nephrops lobster in Icelandic waters in 2018 was 728 tonnes as compared to 1,193 tonnes in 2017.
Icelandic nephrops lobster - catch 2014-2018 (tonnes) - Source: Statistic Iceland
The Icelandic nephrops lobster is mostly caught from April to September.
Icelandic nephrops lobster - Montly catch 2018 (tonnes) - Source: Statistic Iceland
Icelandic lobster is mainly caught with nephrops trawl.
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
Nephrops lobster caught in Icelandic waters is mostly exported as frozen product, both whole-frozen and frozen tails.
The most important market for the Icelandic lobster is Spain (whole frozen)
- Spain 64%
- France 18%
- Netherlands 8%
- Belgium 4%
- China 3%
- Canada 2%