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Slight decrease in river catch of salmon
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2015-01-23T10:00:00.000Z
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The statistics refer to salmon, sea trout and migratory char caught in Norwegian rivers. In 2014, 162 000 fish were caught, of which 80 per cent were slaughtered and 20 per cent were caught and released.

River catch of salmon, sea trout and migratory char2014, preliminary figures

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Slight decrease in river catch of salmon

In 2014, 162 000 salmon, sea trout and migratory char were caught in Norwegian rivers, which is 4 per cent fewer than in 2013. Of these, 80 per cent were slaughtered and 20 per cent were caught and released.

River catch of salmon, sea trout and migratory char. Slaughtered fish and caught and released fish, by weight of fish.
20142013 - 20142011 - 20142014
KiloChange, per centChange, per centNumber
Slaughtered fish
Total321 350-3.9-27.8130 272
Salmon, total276 812-2.5-29.786 539
Salmon, less tha 3 kg98 2578.117.053 277
Salmon, 3-7 kg110 523-5.1-45.325 980
Salmon, 7 kg and over68 032-11.4-37.07 282
Sea trout and migratory char44 538-11.5-13.343 733
 
Caught and released fish
Total90 79227.933.731 629
Salmon, total78 97327.627.420 229
Salmon, less than 3 kg17 58940.884.89 884
Salmon, 3-7 kg31 75744.111.07 252
Salmon, 7 kg and over29 6278.424.23 093
Sea trout and migratory char11 81930.098.411 400
Figure 1. River fishing of salmon

The slaughtered catch amounted to 321 tonnes, consisting of 277 tonnes of salmon and 45 tonnes of sea trout and migratory char. Compared with 2013, the decrease was 3 per cent for salmon and 11 per cent for the two other species.

The average weight of salmon caught, but not released, was 3.2 kg in 2014, compared with 3.1 kg in 2013. Sixty-two per cent of the salmon fish weighed less than 3 kg, 30 per cent between 3 and 7 kg and 8 per cent above 7 kg.

Tana still on top

Tana and its tributaries was the most important river system in 2014 in terms of fish caught, with a total catch of 47.7 tonnes. This is 8.9 tonnes more than in 2013. Next in line were Namsenvassdraget and Gaulavassdraget. The ranking of the rivers is based on the total catch, including catch and release.

20 per cent caught and released

In 2014, 20 200 salmon and 11 400 sea trout and migratory char were caught and released into the river again. Orkla and Gaula were the most important rivers, with catch and release of 2 800 and 2 500 fish respectively.

Finnmark was the county where most fish were released into the rivers again; in total 5 600 salmon and 1 600 sea trout and migratory char. Next in line were Sør-Trøndelag and Nordland.

The average weight for catch and release salmon was 3.9 kg, and for sea trout and migratory char 1.0 kg.