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Sea catches of salmon and sea trout

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Key figures

-7 %

change in sea catches from 2019 to 2020

Sea catch of salmon and sea trout
KiloChange in per centChange in per centNumber
20202019 - 20202015 - 20202020
1Includes migratory char, rainbow trout and pink salmon.
Catch, total1219 060-7-855 449
Salmon, total214 791-2-853 400
Less than 3 kg48 3896422 526
3-7 kg114 918-4-1725 151
over 7 kg51 484-465 723
Sea trout3 699-27-31 761

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Table 1 
Sea catch of salmon and sea trout, by weight of fish and county. Kg

Sea catch of salmon and sea trout, by weight of fish and county. Kg
Catch, totalSalmonSea troutMigratory charRainbow troutPink salmon
TotalLess than 3 kg3-7 kgOver 7 kg
Kilo
2020
The whole country219 060214 79148 389114 91851 4843 69913549386
Oslo and Viken2 1132 1041791 50542010000
Innlandet000000000
Vestfold og Telemark3 9553 9146002 45186341000
Agder16 68316 4593 09112 4399292042000
Rogaland13 98413 9304 4078 2911 23353020
Vestland6 1566 0901 5513 690848390235
Møre og Romsdal18 50418 3805 19011 7711 419112283
Trøndelag - Trööndelage58 97857 58518 09928 67010 8161 35491417
Nordland4 6094 3588802 581897251000
Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku94 07791 97214 39343 52034 0601 6361043361

Table 2 
Sea catch of salmon and sea trout. Tonnes and 1 000 pieces

Sea catch of salmon and sea trout. Tonnes and 1 000 pieces
Tonnes1 000 pieces
201820192020201820192020
12019: Includes migratory char, rainbow trout and pink salmon.
Total1328235219886255
Salmon, total323219215855353
Less than 3 kg904648422123
3-7 kg165120115362625
Over 7 kg685451866
Sea trout554232

Table 3 
Sea catch of escaped farmed fish. Catch, by weight of fish and county. Kg

Sea catch of escaped farmed fish. Catch, by weight of fish and county. Kg
Catch, totalSalmonSea trout
TotalLess than 3 kgSalmon 3-7 kgSalmon 7 kg or more
Kilo
20181 9361 8885201 22414448
20191 8701 8515651 15213420
20201 3021 2873848297315
 
2020
Rogaland000000
Vestland480470110352810
Møre og Romsdal::::::
Trøndelag - Trööndelage::::::
Nordland530526200303244
Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku78782035230

About the statistics

The statistics provides an overview of catches of wild salmon and sea trout taken with stationary fishing gear in Norwegian fjords.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Anadromous : Term referring to animals that regularly migrate from the ocean up the rivers to spawn.

Weigh t: The weight is stated in kilos live weight.

Sea fishing in ordinary season : The period between 1 June and 4 August.

Specific fishing for escaped farmed fish : The period between 5 August and 28 February.

 

Standard classifications

Before 1993 salmon were broken down into two groups, salmon under 3 kilos and salmon 3 kilos or more. Since 1993 salmon are divided into the following groups: under 3 kilos, between 3 and 6.9 kilos and 7 kilos and over.

 

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Sea catches of salmon and sea trout
Topic: Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing

Next release

Responsible division

Division for Housing, Property, Spatial and Agricultural Statistics

Regional level

Figures for each municipality, county and national figures.

Frequency and timeliness

Annual. Figures are published in November the same year as the fishing has taken place.

International reporting

The Norwegian Environment Agency forwards data to NASCO (North atlantic salmon conservation organization).

Microdata

Statistics Norway stores the data files. Register data and catch data are in Oracle tables. Final data files are stored on UNIX.

Background

Background and purpose

The statistics represent a time series from 1876 and are a vital element in national and international monitoring and management work with anadromous salmonoids.

Users and applications

Catch statistics are an important source of information for nature management, the media, special interest organizations and other actors. Scientists use the statistics to evaluate changes in stocks and to compute the socio-economic importance of salmon fishing.

Norway is also obligated to report its annual catch statistics to NASCO (North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization)

Equal treatment of users

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 8 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given in the Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of Statistics Norway’s key principles for ensuring that all users are treated equally.

Coherence with other statistics

Figures on river fishing for salmon, sea trout and migratory char are presented on the Internet.

Legal authority

The Statistics Act §§2-1 and 3-2

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

The statistic refer to all catch by wegde-shaped seine and bend net of salmon, sea Trout, migratory char, rainbow Trout and pink salmon taken place within the limit of the 12 nautic miles fishing zone.

Includes catches for research purposes in ordinary season.

Sea fishing in ordinary season : Mainly wild fish, includes also some escaped farmed fish.

Specific fishing for escaped farmed fish: Mainly farmed fish, includes also some wild fish.

 

 

Data sources and sampling

Catch journals from the fishermen themselves.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

The statistics of sea fishing is based on catch journals from the fishermen themselves and sent to Statistics Norway by the end of the fishing season. Sjøfangstregisteret enables Statistics Norway to send reminders to fishermen, asking for missing catch journals.

Statistics Norway transmits the data from catch journals to electronic format. Machine controls are in place to identify incorrect data entry. Logical errors and incorrect data are corrected on this basis.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Figures for municipalities with less than three fishermen are not available.

Comparability over time and space

As from 1989 drift net fishing is forbidden.

The statistics for sea fishing of salmon and sea trout was earlier based upon catch journals collected by the salmon fishery boards. As from 1993 the statistics are based upon catch journals mailed directly to Statistics Norway by the fishermen themselves.

As from 1997 Statistics Norway has collected data on specific fishing for escaped farmed fish along the coast from Rogaland to Troms.

As from 2019 catches on migratory char, rainbow trout and pink salmon have been collected.

 

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

The quality of the catch journals vary. To some extent rough estimates are used to replace erroneous or missing data.

Revision

Not relevant