This is an archived release.
Increase in sea catch of salmon
The total catch of wild salmon and sea trout in Norwegian fjords amounted to 216 tonnes in 2014. This is 21 tonnes, or 11 per cent, more than in 2013.
|2014||2013 - 2014||2009 - 2014||2014|
|Catch, total||216 057||11||-26||59 929|
|Salmon, total||212 927||11||-25||58 581|
|Less than 3 kg||72 807||175||51||32 092|
|3-7 kg||92 341||-17||-32||21 358|
|over 7 kg||47 779||-12||-52||5 131|
|Sea trout||3 130||34||-59||1 348|
The average weight of salmon was 3.6 kg in 2014, compared with 4.6 kg the year before. Thirty-four per cent of the salmon caught weighed under 3 kg, 43 per cent was between 3 and 7 kg and 22 per cent was over 7 kg.
Increase in Finnmark catch
Finnmark is the most important county for sea catches of salmon, with a total catch of 120 tonnes in 2014. This is an increase of 22 per cent compared with the year before, and made up 56 per cent of the total catch of salmon in Norway.
Smaller catch of escaped farmed fish
In the coastal counties from Rogaland to Troms fishing for escaped farmed fish is permitted. The time period for this type of fishing is between 5 August and 28 February. The total catch in 2013/2014 was nearly 5.0 tonnes, of which 4.6 tonnes were salmon and 0.1 tonnes were sea trout. This is 33 per cent less than the previous period. The average weight for salmon was 3.7 kg, and 2.5 kg for sea trout.