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Record-low catch in sea fishing of salmon
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2008-11-28T10:00:00.000Z
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Sea catches of salmon and sea trout2008

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Record-low catch in sea fishing of salmon

According to preliminary figures, the total catch of wild salmon and sea trout in the Norwegian fjords amounted to 388 tonnes in 2008. This is 50 tonnes, or 12 per cent, less than in 2007.

Sea catch of salmon and sea trout. 2006 and 2008*. Tonnes.

As from 2008 the salmon fisheries with stationary gear in the sea have been strongly regulated. The fishing season is reduced, and has led to less catch in most of the counties.

The average weight was 4.7 kilo in 2008, as compared with 4.8 the year before. 17 per cent of the salmon caught weighed under 3 kilos, 42 per cent between 3-7 kilos and 41 per cent over 7 kilos.

Finnmark is the most important county for sea catches of salmon, with a total catch of 211 tonnes in 2008. This amounts to 55 per cent of the total catch.

Sea catch of salmon and sea trout. 2006-2008*. Tonnes and per 1 000
  2006 2007 2008* 2006 2007 2008*
  Tonnes Per 1 000
Total  523  438  388  128 94 83
Salmon total  512  428  381  123 90 80
Less than 3 kg  101 56 65 48 25 28
3-7 kg  278  219  161 61 48 35
Over 7 kg  133  153  156 14 17 17
Sea trout/migratory char 11 10 6 5 4 3
Sea catch of salmon and sea trout. Municipalities with the biggest catch in 2007 and 2008*. Tonnes
  2007* 2008*
Alta 33.9 48.3
Namsos 22.4 32.4
Sør-Varanger 29.7 29.6
Loppa 22.1 26.9
Lebesby 22.8 16.5
Nordkapp 10.5 15.2
Deatnu Tana 11.4 12.8
Hasvik 6.5 11.3
Porsanger 11.9 10.6
Rissa 10.4 9.3