Pelagic species

The largest catches in Icelandic waters are from the few pelagic species. These fisheries are characterized by great fluctuations, as the stock size and migration routes of these species are highly variable. Another characteristic of pelagic species, as opposed to demersal ones, is that their migration routes are much more extensive, and so pelagic fisheries are consequently spread over a wider area.

Further information on pelagic fish in Icelandic waters can be found here.