Annual Report 2009

   

    
 

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  Introduction
 
 
Foundation and Goals
Convention Area
Species
Scientific Research
Enforcement
Statistics
       Commercial Salmon Catch  
       Salmon Enhanced Production
 
   Statistics   

   Commercial salmon catch by the Parties   

The average annual catch of anadromous fish by the NPAFC member countries between 1993 and 2008 is 867 thousand tonnes (Table 1).  The highest catches on record occurred in 2007 when 1,039 thousand tonnes of salmon were caught.  The total catch in 2008 (preliminary estimates of 769 thousand tonnes) was 74% of the 2007 record catch, and 11.3% less than the average catch since 1993.

In 2008, major catches were reported by Alaska (320 thousand tonnes), Russia (260 thousand tonnes), and Japan (174 thousand tonnes).  In all countries, 2008 catches were less than the previous decadal mean.

In 2008, pink and chum salmon constituted the majority of the catch (40 and 39% by weight respectively), sockeye salmon were 17%, while coho and Chinook salmon were 2.8 and 0.8%, respectively (Table 2).  In all species except for cherry salmon, catches were lower than the average annual catch.
 

Table 1.  Annual commercial of salmon and steelhead trout by countries, in tonnes (round weight).

Year

Total

Canada

Japan

Korea

Russia*

USA

1993   

867,894

84,988

208,806

299

170,847

402,954

1994   

882,061

65,780

221,101

341

186,649

408,190

1995   

987,356

48,677

253,111

358

218,437

466,773

1996   

912,617

34,192

296,549

538

176,273

405,065

1997   

843,488

47,356

251,740

553

244,793

299,046

1998   

811,999

30,313

202,845

394

246,139

332,308

1999   

847,571

17,117

174,324

285

242,086

413,760

2000   

727,680

19,496

164,736

  51

210,556

332,841

2001   

832,830

24,729

209,325

107

232,245

366,424

2002    

738,090

33,246

217,926

170

183,515

303,233

2003    

939,012

38,605

281,270

 115

237,157

381,865

2004    

830,253

25,902

252,417

   97

167,843

383,994

2005**  

982,474

27,190

239,561

   55

266,375

449,293

2006**  

867,937

23,889

222,323

  123

275,254

346,348

2007**  

1,039,632

21,940

227,088

245

348,706

441,653

2008**   

769,339

5,840

173,908

217

260,325

329,049

* Russian catch includes the catch by foreign fleets in the Russian EEZ except for 2006-2008.
** Data for 20052008 catches are preliminary.

 

Table 2.  Annual commercial catch of salmon and steelhead trout by species, in tonnes (round weight).

Year Total Sockeye Pink Chum Coho Chinook Steel-head Cherry
1993 867,894 242,236 303,976 279,112 25,540 15,222 266 1,543
1994 882,061 182,468 322,524 316,134 45,868 13,174 199 1,694
1995 987,356 190,886 390,705 359,593 30,607 13,986 168 1,411
1996 912,617 181,486 288,798 401,886 28,140 10,415 213 1,678
1997 843,488 130,804 338,313 345,512 14,342 13,333 194 991
1998 811,999 77,466 389,595 313,430 19,942 9,651 180 1,734
1999 847,571 126,947 408,927 285,877 15,801 8,770 121 1,129
2000 727,680 121,305 293,702 284,535 18,611 8,422 149 956
2001 832,830 106,322 386,941 308,424 21,111 9,030 222 779
2002 738,090 100,963 277,254 321,787 22,453 14,349 149 1,135
2003 939,012 112,057 421,444 370,172 18,941 15,076 144 1,177
2004 830,253 141,343 293,589 354,072 24,040 16,122 157 930
2005* 982,474 145,094 487,319 316,885 18,669 13,571 0 937
2006* 867,937 144,742 334,101 359,569 18,216 10,108 1 1,199
2007* 1,039,632 158,761 525,290 327,746 16,972 9,176 188 1,499
2008*

769,339

131,482

309,983

298,614

21,662

6,312

NA

1,286

* 2005-2008 Catches are preliminary
  2006-2008 catches do not include the catch by foreign fleets in Russian EEZ.

 

 

 

Fig. 1. Annual commercial Pacific salmon catch (in tonnes) by species, 1972-2008.

 

 

   Salmon Enhancement Production   

The average annual catch of anadromous fish by the NPAFC member countries between 1993 and 2008 is 867 thousand tonnes (Table 3).  The highest catches on record occurred in 2007 when 1,039 thousand tonnes of salmon were caught.  The total catch in 2008 (preliminary estimates of 769 thousand tonnes) was 74% of the 2007 record catch, and 11.3% less than the average catch since 1993.

In 2008, major catches were reported by Alaska (320 thousand tonnes), Russia (260 thousand tonnes), and Japan (174 thousand tonnes).  In all countries, 2008 catches were less than the previous decadal mean.

In 2008, pink and chum salmon constituted the majority of the catch (40 and 39% by weight respectively), sockeye salmon were 17%, while coho and Chinook salmon were 2.8 and 0.8%, respectively (Table 4).  In all species except for cherry salmon, catches were lower than the average annual catch.
 
 

Table 3.  Annual hatchery releases of salmon and steelhead trout in million by countries, 1993-2008.

Year  

Total

Canada

Japan

Korea

Russia

USA

1993

5,046

646

2,116

15

532

1,738

1994

4,990

578

2,208

16

460

1,728

1995

5,142

530

2,151

16

478

1,966

1996

5,270

374

2,165

16

627

2,088

1997

5,033

534

2,098

16

619

1,766

1998

4,852

336

2,030

19

616

1,850

1999

4,823

398

2,027

22

567

1,810

2000

4,840

364

1,972

19

671

1,814

2001

4,738

339

1,992

 5

590

1,813

2002

5,010

475

2,009

11

670

1,846

 2003

5,006

512

1,998

15

616

1,865

 2004

5,156

534

1,976

13

686

1,948

 2005*

4,977

519

2,003

11

684

1,760

 2006*

4,846

425

2,017

 7

670

1,726

 2007*

5,098

379

2,034

14

775

1,895

 2008*

5,121

372

2,046

17

927

1,759

* Data for 20052008 are preliminary.
 

 

Table 4.  Annual hatchery releases of salmon and steelhead trout in million by species, 1993-2008

Year Total Sockeye Pink Chum Coho Chinook Steelhead Cherry
1993 5,046 380 1,271 2,966 105 280 28 17
1994 4,990 330 1,222 2,959 113 321 32 15
1995 5,142 270 1,358 3,002 116 350 33 13
1996 5,270 211 1,487 3,079 123 322 32 17
1997 5,033 411 1,253 2,904 111 306 31 18
1998 4,852 183 1,378 2,849 105 292 30 15
1999 4,823 241 1,302 2,861 110 263 29 17
2000 4,840 232 1,372 2,833 97  263 28 16
2001 4,738 244 1,368 2,722 99 258 29 18
2002 5,010 334 1,455 2,829 95 261 22 14
2003 5,006 393 1,360 2,877 89 250 20 17
2004 5,156 451 1,420 2,928 96 228 14 21
2005* 4,977 381 1,244 3,005 87 229 16 14
2006* 4,846 311 1,301 2,902 75 223 20 14
2007* 5,094 259 1,426 3,028 85 264 16 16
2008* 5,121 296 1,388 3,101 83 237 0.4 15

* Data for 20052008 are preliminary.

 

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