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Increase in river catch of salmon
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2006-01-26T10:00:00.000Z
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River catch2005, preliminary figures

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Increase in river catch of salmon

According to preliminary figures, the total river catch of salmon, sea trout and migratory charamounted to 518 tonnes in 2005, an increase of about 110 tonnes compared with 2004.

The total catch consisted of 423 tonnes of salmon and 95 tonnes of sea trout and migratory char. Compared with 2004, the increase was 33 per cent for salmon and 4 per cent for the two other species.

River fishing of salmon. 1996-2005*. Kilos

The average weight of salmon caught was 2.9 kilos in 2005, against 3.3 kilos in 2004. 44 per cent of the salmon weighed less than 3 kilos, 29 per cent between 3 and 7 kilos and 27 per cent above 7 kilos. The corresponding percentage distribution for 2004 was 33, 39 and 28 respectively.

Gaulavassdraget was the most important river system in 2005, with a catch of 37.5 tonnes. This is an increase of 10.3 tonnes from 2004. Since a few catch journals might not be submitted yet, Namsenvassdraget (34.1 tonnes) and Tana and its tributaries (33.8 tonnes) may be said to share the second place. Next in line were Orkla and Altaelva. The estimated catch in Tana is 52 tonnes less than in 2003.

The Statistics is published yearly.

River catch of salmon, sea trout and migratory char.
The whole country. Tonnes (Corrected 06.02.2006)
  2001 2002 2003 2004 2005*
Total  664  517  580  408  518
           
Salmon, total  571  423  474  319  423
Less than 3 kg  221  127  177  105  189
3-7 kg  205  162  158  126  122
7 kg and over  145  134  139 88  113
Sea trout and migratory char 93 94  106 89 95
River catch of salmon, sea trout and migratory char.
Rivers with the biggest catch. Tonnes
          2001       2002       2003       2004       2005*
Gaulavassdraget 48.6 32.8 38.6 27.2 37.5
Namsenvassdraget 39.8 22.0 31.9 23.6 34.1
Tana and its tributaries       129.2  104.0 86.1 35.8 33.8
Orkla 24.3 36.6 33.3 17.7 26.4
Altaelva 13.9 14.8 15.1 12.1 17.8
Tengs-, Bjerkreimselva 14.9 12.1 14.1 10.6 13.8
Numedalslågen 21.7 24.4 19.3 15.8 12.2
Mandalselva 11.3 8.4 9.0 7.1 11.7
Otra 7.6 5.5 7.6 5.9 10.1
Drammenselva 10.4 10.2 15.9 13.7 9.9
River fishing. Catch by weight of fish and county. 2005*. Kg (Corrected 06.02.2006)
  Catch, total Salmon Sea trout and migratory char
  Total Less than 3 kg 3-7 kg Over 7 kg
The whole country  517 688  423 167  188 548  121 671  112 948 94 521
østfold 1 960 1 935  226 1 038  671 25
Akershus og Oslo  196 34 30 4 0  162
Buskerud 10 438 9 961 1 259 3 328 5 374  477
Vestfold 12 152 11 855 1 708 6 645 3 502  297
Telemark 1 469 1 454  529  845 80 15
Aust-Agder  732  427  379 41 7  305
Vest-Agder 28 809 27 025 18 667 7 018 1 340 1 784
Rogaland 48 039 45 679 30 186 12 421 3 072 2 360
Hordaland 14 685 9 985 4 633 3 959 1 393 4 700
Sogn og Fjordane 36 325 28 087 9 573 11 385 7 129 8 238
Møre og Romsdal 39 546 29 667 13 875 11 951 3 841 9 880
Sør-Trøndelag 82 227 79 193 25 308 20 263 33 622 3 034
Nord-Trøndelag 57 306 52 503 23 301 13 146 16 056 4 803
Nordland 49 793 21 512 13 324 6 018 2 170 28 281
Troms 33 533 15 182 7 195 4 135 3 852 18 351
Finnmark  100 478 88 668 38 356 19 474 30 839 11 809

(1)Text and figures are corrected 06.02.2006.