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Slight decrease in river catch of salmon
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2007-01-25T10:00:00.000Z
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River catch2006, preliminary figures

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Slight decrease in river catch of salmon

According to preliminary figures, the total river catch of salmon, sea trout and migratory char amounted to 498 tonnes in 2006, a decrease of about 20 tonnes compared with 2005, but 90 tonnes more compared with 2004.

River fishing of salmon. 1997-2006*. Tonnes

The total catch consisted of 420 tonnes of salmon and 78 tonnes of sea trout and migratory char. Compared with 2005, the decrease was 1 per cent for salmon and 18 per cent for the two other species.

The average weight of salmon caught was 3.0 kilos in 2006, against 2.9 kilos in 2005. 38 per cent of the salmon weighed less than 3 kilos, 42 per cent between 3 and 7 kilos and 20 per cent above 7 kilos. The corresponding percentage distribution for 2005 was 44, 29 and 27 respectively.

Tana and its tributaries was the most important river system in 2006, with an estimated catch of 49.6 tonnes. This is an increase of 15.8 tonnes from 2005. Next in line were Gaula, Orkla, Altaelva and Namsenvassdraget.

River catch of salmon, sea trout and migratory char.
The whole country. 2002-2006*. Tonnes
  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006*
Total  517  580  408  519  498
           
Salmon, total  423  474  319  424  420
Less than 3 kg  127  177  105  189  160
3-7 kg  162  158  126  122  175
7 kg and over  134  139 88  113 85
Sea trout and migratory char 94  106 89 95 78
River catch of salmon, sea trout and migratory char.
Rivers with the biggest catch. 2002-2006*. Tonnes
  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006*
Tana and its tributaries  104.0 86.1 35.8 33.8 49.6
Gaulavassdraget 32.8 38.6 27.2 37.5 44.7
Orkla 36.6 33.3 17.7 26.4 23.5
Altaelva 14.8 15.1 12.1 17.8 23.1
Namsenvassdraget 22.0 31.9 23.6 34.1 21.8
Mandalselva 8.4 9.0 7.1 11.7 12.6
Tengs-, Bjerkreimselva 12.1 14.1 10.6 13.8 12.0
Otra 5.5 7.6 5.9 10.1 10.8
Numedalslågen 24.4 19.3 15.8 12.2 9.9
Repparfjordelva m/Skaidijohka 5.2 6.2 3.8 6.9 9.6
River fishing. Catch by weight of fish and county. 2006*. Kg
  Catch, total Salmon Sea trout and migratory char
  Total Less than 3 kg 3-7 kg Over 7 kg
The whole country  497 683  419 635  159 831  174 699 85 106 78 048
østfold 1 742 1 723  194  871  658 19
Akershus og Oslo  362  116 99 17 -  246
Buskerud 9 327 8 523 1 670 3 696 3 157  804
Vestfold 9 888 9 578 2 095 5 667 1 816  310
Telemark 1 560 1 557  489  943  126 3
Aust-Agder 1 308 1 127  800  312 15  181
Vest-Agder 31 681 30 067 15 330 13 115 1 622 1 614
Rogaland 39 229 38 029 19 458 15 767 2 804 1 200
Hordaland 10 946 8 375 2 310 5 302  763 2 571
Sogn og Fjordane 32 749 24 740 3 940 16 583 4 217 8 009
Møre og Romsdal 27 658 21 723 5 068 12 734 3 921 5 935
Sør-Trøndelag 80 501 78 491 22 481 35 737 20 273 2 010
Nord-Trøndelag 39 406 33 864 10 555 15 556 7 753 5 542
Nordland 38 106 16 701 9 236 5 603 1 862 21 405
Troms Romsa 34 963 18 792 9 770 5 241 3 781 16 171
Finnmark Finnmárku  138 257  126 230 56 337 37 555 32 338 12 027