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Further increase in sea catch of salmon
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2016-11-25T08:00:00.000Z
Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing
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sjofiske, Sea catches of salmon and sea trout, catch, escaped farm fishFishing , Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing
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The statistics refer to salmon and sea trout caught using wedge-shaped seine and bend nets. The total catch of wild salmon and sea trout in Norwegian fjords amounted to 273 tonnes in 2016.

Sea catches of salmon and sea trout2016

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Further increase in sea catch of salmon

The total catch of wild salmon and sea trout in Norwegian fjords amounted to 273 tonnes in 2016. This is 36 tonnes, or 15 per cent, more than in 2015.

Sea catch of salmon and sea trout
KiloPer centNumber
20162015 - 20162011 - 20162016
Catch, total273 12015-1160 929
Salmon, total269 37016-1159 169
Less than 3 kg37 348-19-3316 704
3-7 kg158 65115-834 222
over 7 kg73 37252-18 243
Sea trout3 750-2-101 760

The average weight of salmon was 4.6 kg in 2016, compared with 4.1 kg the year before. Fourteen per cent of the salmon caught weighed under 3 kg, 59 per cent was between 3 and 7 kg and 27 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 134 tonnes in 2016. This is an increase of 50 per cent compared with the year before, and made up half of the total salmon catch in Norway. Sør-Trøndelag had the biggest drop, to 19 tonnes in 2016, nearly halved from the year before. Variations in catches are connected to the fishing regulations and the return of salmon to the rivers.

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 2015/2016 was 8.6 tonnes, of which 8.5 tonnes were salmon and 0.1 tonnes were sea trout. The average weight for salmon was 3.5 kg, and 2.8 kg for sea trout.