Publication - Statistics

Provisional Salmon Fishery Statistics - 2013 Season

Published: 29 Apr 2014
Part of:
Marine and fisheries
ISBN:
9781784124373

Provisional salmon fishery statistics are

published to provide an early indication of

the performance of the fishery. The status of

salmon stocks, largely as derived from fishery

data, will be considered with the publication

of the final statistics l

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Provisional Salmon Fishery Statistics - 2013 Season
Summary

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Summary

Total reported rod catch (retained and released) for 2013 is 66,387 salmon. It is the lowest reported catch since 2003, and is 74% of the previous 5-year average.

The proportion of the rod catch accounted for by catch and release is the highest recorded. In 2013, 92% of rod caught spring salmon was released, as was 80% of the annual rod catch.

Trends in rod catch vary among individual stock components. Reported catch of spring salmon shows a general decline since records began and, although there is some indication that catch has stabilised in recent years, it remains at a historically low level. Overall catch of salmon and grilse in later months, on the other hand, has generally increased over the same period.

Catch and effort for both fixed engine and net & coble fisheries remain at historically low levels. Reported catch in each fishery was 16,732 and 7,579; 7% and 3% of the maximum reported in the respective time series. Fishing effort in these fisheries was 238 trap months and 57 crew months; the sixth lowest and lowest, respectively, since records began in 1952.


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