Sea catches of salmon and sea trout

Updated: 25 November 2021

Next update: 25 November 2022

Change in sea catches
Change in sea catches
2019 - 2021
-27.2
%

Selected tables and figures from this statistics

Sea catch of salmon and sea trout, by weight of fish and county
Sea catch of salmon and sea trout, by weight of fish and county
Catch, totalSalmonSea troutMigratory charRainbow troutPink salmon
TotalLess than 3 kg3-7 kgOver 7 kg
Kilo
2021
The whole country171 16497 84425 98544 85427 0051 505742371 719
Oslo and Viken1 000000000
Vestfold and Telemark1 000000000
Agder1 000000000
Rogaland4 0264 0076852 47384813006
Vestland3 8573 7821 0382 33041450070
Møre og Romsdal2 3802 3313141 46155670042
Trøndelag - Trööndelage30 89930 1039 37515 5855 143533112250
Nordland - Nordlánnda966762301363983700166
Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku129 03656 85914 27122 64219 947908622171 186
1Not open for this fishing in 2021.
Explanation of symbols
Sea catch of salmon and sea trout the last 3 years
Sea catch of salmon and sea trout the last 3 years
KiloNumber
201920202021201920202021
Total235 233219 060171 16461 51555 44964 398
Salmon, total219 214214 79197 84453 04853 40024 682
Sea trout5 0993 6991 5052 5611 761728
Migratory char348135741656947
Rainbow trout684923311411
Pink salmon10 50438671 7195 71020538 930
Explanation of symbols
Sea catch of escaped farmed fish. Catch, by weight of fish and county
Sea catch of escaped farmed fish. Catch, by weight of fish and county
Catch, totalSalmonSea trout
TotalLess than 3 kgSalmon 3-7 kgSalmon 7 kg or more
Kilo
20191 8701 8515651 15213420
20201 3021 2873848297315
20212 0522 0133951 5467139
2021
Rogaland000000
Vestland1 3951 3642501 0714332
Møre og Romsdal4242241800
Trøndelag - Trööndelage2732733024400
Nordland - Nordlánnda22922262144168
Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku1121123070130
Explanation of symbols

About the statistics

The statistics provides an overview of catches of wild salmon, sea trout, migratory char, rainbow trout and pink salmon taken with stationary fishing gear in Norwegian fjords.

Anadromous : Term referring to animals that regularly migrate from the ocean up the rivers to spawn.

Weight: The weight is stated in kilos live weight.

Sea fishing in ordinary season : The period between 1 June and 4 August.

Specific fishing for escaped farmed fish : The period between 5 August and 28 February.

Before 1993 salmon were broken down into two groups, salmon under 3 kilos and salmon 3 kilos or more. Since 1993 salmon are divided into the following groups: under 3 kilos, between 3 and 6.9 kilos and 7 kilos and over.

Name: Sea catches of salmon and sea trout.

Topic: Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing.

25 November 2022

Division for Housing, Property, Spatial and Agricultural Statistics.

Figures for each municipality, county and national figures.

Annual. Figures are published in November the same year as the fishing has taken place.

The Norwegian Environment Agency forwards data to NASCO (North atlantic salmon conservation organization).

Statistics Norway stores the data files. Register data and catch data are in Oracle tables. Final data files are stored on LINUX.

The statistics represent a time series from 1876 and are a vital element in national and international monitoring and management work with anadromous salmonoids.

Catch statistics are an important source of information for nature management, the media, special interest organizations and other actors. Scientists use the statistics to evaluate changes in stocks and to compute the socio-economic importance of salmon fishing.

Norway is also obligated to report its annual catch statistics to NASCO (North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization)

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 8 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given in the Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of Statistics Norway’s key principles for ensuring that all users are treated equally.

Figures on river fishing for salmon, sea trout and migratory char are presented on the Internet.

The Statistics Act § 10.

Not relevant

The statistic refer to all catch by wegde-shaped seine and bend net of salmon, sea Trout, migratory char, rainbow Trout and pink salmon taken place within the limit of the 12 nautic miles fishing zone.

Includes catches for research purposes in ordinary season.

Sea fishing in ordinary season : Mainly wild fish, includes also some escaped farmed fish.

Specific fishing for escaped farmed fish: Mainly farmed fish, includes also some wild fish.

Catch journals from the fishermen themselves.

The statistics of sea fishing is based on catch journals from the fishermen themselves and sent to Statistics Norway by the end of the fishing season. Sjøfangstregisteret enables Statistics Norway to send reminders to fishermen, asking for missing catch journals.

Statistics Norway transmits the data from catch journals to electronic format. Machine controls are in place to identify incorrect data entry. Logical errors and incorrect data are corrected on this basis.

Not relevant

Figures for municipalities with less than three fishermen are not available.

As from 1989 drift net fishing is forbidden.

The statistics for sea fishing of salmon and sea trout was earlier based upon catch journals collected by the salmon fishery boards. As from 1993 the statistics are based upon catch journals mailed directly to Statistics Norway by the fishermen themselves.

As from 1997 Statistics Norway has collected data on specific fishing for escaped farmed fish along the coast from Rogaland to Troms.

As from 2019 catches on migratory char, rainbow trout and pink salmon have been collected.

The quality of the catch journals vary. To some extent rough estimates are used to replace erroneous or missing data.

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