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Sea catches of salmon and sea trout

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Key figures

28 %

decrease in sea catches from 2018 to 2019

Sea catch of salmon and sea trout
KiloChange in per centChange in per centNumber
20192018 - 20192014 - 20192019
1Includes migratory char, rainbow trout and pink salmon.
Catch, total1235 233-28961 515
Salmon, total219 214-32353 048
Less than 3 kg45 577-49-3720 717
3-7 kg119 898-273026 326
over 7 kg53 738-21126 005
Sea trout5 0993632 561

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Table 1 
Sea catch of salmon and sea trout, by weight of fish and county. Kg

Sea catch of salmon and sea trout, by weight of fish and county. Kg
Catch, totalSalmonSea troutMigratory charRainbow troutPink salmon
TotalLess than 3 kg3-7 kgOver 7 kg
Kilo
2019
The whole country235 233219 21445 577119 89853 7385 0993486810 504
Østfold53052820437712000
Akershus and Oslo000000000
Buskerud1 0231 020287752173000
Vestfold3 0613 0311352 34355329000
Telemark000000000
Aust-Agder1 4731 447501 25614119800
Vest-Agder13 78513 4271 49810 973956358010
Rogaland15 20015 1502 22310 6512 27635069
Hordaland000000000
Sogn og Fjordane5 9865 9151 1044 010801400427
Møre og Romsdal13 82013 6033 2286 4673 9089404120
Trøndelag59 42056 48512 76030 11113 6142 802148111
Nordland5 3144 9951 2543 1296122382080
Troms - Romsa13 77512 4162 5376 0063 8746211410596
Finnmark - Finnmárku101 84691 19720 74143 74026 716858184459 563

Table 2 
Sea catch of salmon and sea trout. Tonnes and 1 000 pieces

Sea catch of salmon and sea trout. Tonnes and 1 000 pieces
Tonnes1 000 pieces
201720182019201720182019
12019: Includes migratory char, rainbow trout and pink salmon.
Total1295328235758862
Salmon, total290323219738553
Less than 3 kg749046334221
3-7 kg144165120323626
Over 7 kg726854886
Sea trout555223

Table 3 
Sea catch of escaped farmed fish. Catch, by weight of fish and county. Kg

Sea catch of escaped farmed fish. Catch, by weight of fish and county. Kg
Catch, totalSalmonSea trout
TotalLess than 3 kgSalmon 3-7 kgSalmon 7 kg or more
Kilo
20174 5314 4591 7022 43931873
20181 9361 8885201 22414448
20191 8701 8515651 15213420
 
2019
Rogaland000000
Hordaland818814227546414
Sogn og Fjordane1051052834430
Møre og Romsdal3793759127675
Trøndelag262259106136173
Nordland2081999610409
Troms - Romsa99991755270

About the statistics

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

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

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

Weigh t: 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.

 

Standard classifications

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.

 

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Sea catches of salmon and sea trout
Topic: Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing

Responsible division

Division for Housing, Property, Spatial and Agricultural Statistics

Regional level

Figures for each municipality, county and national figures.

Frequency and timeliness

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

International reporting

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

Microdata

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

Background

Background and purpose

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

Users and applications

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)

Equal treatment of users

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.

Coherence with other statistics

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

Legal authority

The Statistics Act §§2-1 and 3-2

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

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.

 

 

Data sources and sampling

Catch journals from the fishermen themselves.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

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.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

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

Comparability over time and space

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.

 

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

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

Revision

Not relevant