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Further drop in sea catch of salmon
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2010-12-03T10:00:00.000Z
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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Sea catches of salmon and sea trout2009/2010

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Further drop in sea catch of salmon

The total catch of wild salmon and sea trout in the Norwegian fjords amounted to slightly less than 270 tonnes in 2010. This is 22 tonnes, or 8 per cent, less than in 2009.

Sea catch of salmon and sea trout. 2009 and 2010. Tonnes

As from 2008, the salmon fisheries with stationary gear in the sea have been strongly regulated. This resulted in record low catches in 2008 and 2009. In 2010, new and more strict regulations were introduced. This led to a further reduction in catches this year. In 2010 the catches decreased most in the counties of Nordland and Sogn og Fjordane.

The average weight of salmon was 4.2 kg in 2010, compared with 4.6 kg the year before. Twenty-four per cent of the salmon caught weighed under 3 kg, 44 per cent between 3-7 kg and 32 per cent over 7 kg.

Half the catch taken in Finnmark

Finnmark is the most important county for sea catches of salmon, with a total catch of 133 tonnes in 2010. This amounted to 50 per cent of the total catch of salmon.

Sea catch of salmon and sea trout. 2008-2010. Tonnes and
per 1 000
  2008 2009 2010 2008 2009 2010
  Tonnes Per 1 000
Total           388        291        269           83        65       66
             
Salmon total  382  283  260 80 62 63
Less than 3 kg 65 48 62 28 21 28
3-7kg  161  135  114 35 30 25
Over 7kg  156  100 84 17 11 9
Sea trout/migratory char 6 8 8 3 3 4
Sea catch of salmon and sea trout. Municipalities with the biggest catch in 2009 and 2010. Tonnes
  2009 2010
Alta                 22,7                 32,6
Namsos 22.8 29.2
Sør-Varanger 24.4 16.7
Lebesby 11.6 11.8
Trondheim 5.8 11.4
Deatnu Tana 8.9 11.0
Loppa 18.3 10.6
Nordkapp 7.3 9.8
Rissa 8.9 7.8
Namdalseid 5.1 7.2

14.6 tonnes of escaped farmed fish

In the coastal counties from Rogaland to Troms fishing for escaped farmed fish is permitted. The time period for this particular fishing is between 5 August and 28 February. The total catch in 2009/2010 was 14.6 tonnes, of which 14.4 tonnes were salmon and 0.2 tonnes were sea trout. This is 7 tonnes, or 32 per cent, less than the previous period. The average weight for salmon was 3.8 kg, and 2.6 kg for sea trout.

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