Owner of some of the main harbors in and around Reykjavk
During 2009 a total of 119.000 tonnes pf fish were landed at Faxaports of which 94.000 tonnes were landed in Reykjavik and 25.000 tonnes at the Port of Akranes. This compar4es with a total of 126.000 tonnes in 2008 which means 5% less landed catch during 2009. At the Port of Reykjavik Redfish tops the list when listing landed quantity per species with 28.000 tonnes and number two is Atlantic Cod. Pollock and Haddock are number 3 and 4 respectively. At Akranes Blue Whiting tops the list with Herring in the second place.
Most of the landed catch in Reykjavik and Akranes is processed on land but the landed catch from factory trqwlers is exported The Fish Auction Market at the Port of Reykjavik auctioned 5.700 tonnes of fresh fish during 2009 which is slightly less than 2008. According to information from the Reykjavik Auction, the average price was higher this year compared with 2008. Off the 5.700 tonnes auctioned during 2009 a 28% was Catfish and 23% Haddock with Atlantic Cod ending up number 3.
The total landed catch for Iceland during 2009 is estimated at 1.132 mjillion tonnes.