Page 16 - Annual Report 2011

Basic HTML Version

16
Statistics
C
ommerical
S
almon
C
atch
H
atchery
R
eleases
The average annual catch of salmon and steelhead by member countries between 1993 and 2010
is 885,380 tonnes. The total catch in 2010 was higher than the long-term average, amounting to
913,342 tonnes. In 2010 commercial catches reported by each country were USA 385,805 tonnes
(42.2% of total), Russia 326,582 (35.8%), Japan 170,435 (18.7%), Canada 30,374 (3.3%), and
Korea 146 (0.02%).
In 2010 the commercial catches apportioned by species were primarily pink (398,223 tonnes
43.6% of total), chum (313,283; 34.3%), and sockeye (172,681; 18.9%), followed by coho (20,900;
2.3%), Chinook (7,012; 0.8%), and cherry salmon (1,043; 0.1%), and steelhead trout (202;
0.02%).
Please refer to Tables 1-4 and Figures 1-4 for annual commercial catch of salmon and steelhead
by country and species, 1993-2010.
The average number of salmon and steelhead released annually from hatcheries by member
countries between 1993 and 2010 is quite stable, averaging slightly less than 5 billion fish per
year. Hatchery releases in 2010 were slightly above the long-term average, amounting to 5.2
billion fish. In 2010, releases reported by each country included Japan 2.012 billion (38.4% of
total), USA 1.869 billion (35.6%), Russia 1.034 billion (19.7%), Canada 313 million (6.0%), and
Korea 17 million (0.3%).
In 2010 most hatchery releases were chum 3.175 billion (60.5%), and pink 1.445 billion (27.6%),
followed by Chinook 258 million (4.9%), sockeye 241 million (4.6%), coho 86 million (1.6%),
steelhead trout 22 million (0.4%), and cherry salmon 16 million (0.3%).
Please refer to Tables 5-6 and Figures 5-6 for annual hatchery releases of salmon and steelhead
by country and species, 1993-2010.
I
ntroduction