This is an archived release.
Increase in sea fishing of salmon
According to preliminary figures, the total catch of wild salmon and sea trout in the Norwegian fjords amounted to 518 tonnes in 2006, 41 tonnes more than in 2005.
The average weight was 4.2 kilo in 2006, as compared with 4.1 the year before. 20 per cent of the salmon caught weighed under 3 kilos, 54 per cent between 3-7 kilos and 26 per cent over 7 kilos.
Finnmark is the most important county for sea catches of salmon, with a total catch of 179 tonnes in 2006. From 2005 to 2006, all counties, except Nord-Trøndelag and Østfold, have had increased catch.
Sea catch of salmon and sea trout. 2002-2006.
|Less than 3 kg||123||187||103||118||100|
|Sea trout/migratory char||11||10||14||11||11|
Sea catch of salmon and sea trout.
Municipalities with the biggest
catch in 2005 and 2006*. Tonnes
|Porsanger Porsángu Porsanki||11.4||11.8|