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NPAFC Statistics: Pacific Salmonid Catch and Hatchery Release Data (Page updated July 29, 2016)

Background

The NPAFC Convention prohibits directed fishing for Pacific salmon and steelhead trout in Convention waters, except for scientifically reviewed and approved research fishing. The five member countries (Canada, Japan, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, and United States of America) conduct directed fisheries and stock enhancement activities within their own waters, and they report salmon and steelhead catch and enhancement statistics to NPAFC.

Since 1993, NPAFC has generated hard-copy and on-line versions of its Statistical Yearbooks containing salmonid catch and hatchery release statistics. In recent years, a time series of statistical data was developed to examine salmon production trends. These data included statistics for decades prior to 1993 and updated some of the more recent data. In 2013, work was begun to create electronic data files that combined NPAFC statistics with the time series data and to make these statistics available to the public. The time series data are available for download from this webpage and have replaced the hard-copy and on-line versions of the NPAFC Statistical Yearbooks.

Anticipated updates to the data files

  • 2016 Catch statistics—anticipated summer, 2017
  • 2016 Hatchery release statistics—anticipated summer, 2017

Description of NPAFC statistics files

There are two data files that contain statistics: (1) catch statistics and (2) hatchery release statistics.
One document contains the metadata for both statistics files.

NPAFC Catch Statistics

  • Commercial Catch: reported by Canada, Japan, Korea, Russia, and USA in number of fish (thousands) and weight (metric tonnes)
  • Sport Catch: reported by Canada, Russia, and USA reported in number of fish (thousands)
  • Subsistence Catch: reported by Canada, Russia, and USA reported in number of fish (thousands)

NPAFC Hatchery Release Statistics

  • Hatchery release statistics: reported by Canada, Japan, Korea, Russia, and USA in number of fish (thousands).

NPAFC Statistics Metadata Report

This report provides information on data file organization, data sources, and limitations for users. The information is important for appropriate use of compiled salmon and steelhead catch and hatchery release statistics. Figures in the Statistics Metadata Report are for informational purposes only and are intended to depict reporting areas. Figures do not prejudice the positions or views of any Party to NPAFC with respect to its rights and obligations.

  Statistics Metadata Report
(updated 20 July 2016)
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Please use the following citation when referencing the Statistics Metadata Report: North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC). 2016. NPAFC statistics: description of Pacific salmonid catch and hatchery release data files (updated 20 July 2016). North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission, Vancouver. Accessed Month, Year. Available: www.npafc.org.

Indicate Month, Year when the file was downloaded.

Correction notes for the 29 March 2016 version of the data files
Users of the 29 March 2016 version may be interested in being made aware of the corrections/updates that have been made to the data files after the 29 March 2016 version. All the updates listed in these correction notes have been incorporated into the catch and hatchery release data files updated 20 July 2016 and available for download on this web page.

 
NPAFC Catch Statistics correction and update notes
NPAFC Hatchery Release Statistics correction and update notes
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Statistical Data Files

  NPAFC Catch Statistics
(updated 20 July 2016)
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Please use the following citation when referencing NPAFC Catch Statistics: North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC). 2016. NPAFC Pacific salmonid catch statistics (updated 20 July 2016). North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission, Vancouver. Accessed Month, Year. Available: www.npafc.org.

Indicate Month, Year when the file was downloaded.

  NPAFC Hatchery Release Statistics
(updated 20 July 2016)
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Please use the following citation when referencing NPAFC Hatchery Statistics: North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC). 2016. NPAFC Pacific salmonid hatchery release statistics (updated 20 July 2016). North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission, Vancouver. Accessed Month, Year. Available: www.npafc.org.

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Summary Figures

Summary figures indicate trends in commercial catch statistics and hatchery releases.

Figure 1. Annual commercial catch of salmon and steelhead by country in thousands of metric tonnes.

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Figure 2. Annual commercial catch of salmon and steelhead by country in millions of fish.

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Figure 3. Annual commercial catch of salmon and steelhead by species in thousands of metric tonnes.

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Figure 4. Annual commercial catch of salmon and steelhead by species in millions of fish.

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Figure 5. Annual hatchery release of salmon and steelhead trout by country in millions of fish.

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Figure 6. Annual hatchery release of salmon and steelhead trout by species in millions of fish.

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