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Salmon and Sea Trout Catches

Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish asked Her Majesty's Government:

Baroness Hayman: The table below gives the reported catches of salmon (including grilse) and sea trout by drift and T nets in the north-east region of the Environment Agency. Total Reported Catch of Salmon in NE England by:

YearDrift nets T or J nets
SalmonSea TroutSalmonSea Trout
199048,21925,8243,31118,593
199122,46322,0592,96618,594
199217,57417,4762,57014,593
199339,22416,4332,57615,381
199441,29823,2515,25627,885
199548,00529,5215,20524,918
199615,17213,2253,40914,172
199719,24112,3872,68116,135
1998117,32811,339 93710,921
1999223,62114,8892,00416,094

1 not yet published.

2 provisional.

Source for published figures: Fisheries Statistics--published by the National Rivers Authority for the years up to 1994 and the Environment Agency thereafter.


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Seals: Fish Consumption

Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish asked Her Majesty's Government:

    What is the annual consumption of fish by weight required by one seal.[HL4229]

Baroness Hayman: It has been estimated that grey seals consume approximately 2 tonnes of fish per year each, compared to 1.5 tonnes for common seals. Their predominant prey species appear to be sandeels, cod and whiting. However, a significant proportion of the fish taken are likely to be juveniles which, given their high rates of natural mortality, may not in any case reach a size at which they would be available to either commercial fishermen or anglers.

Atlantic Salmon Catches

Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish asked Her Majesty's Government:

    What was the internationally agreed catch of Atlantic salmon for each country involved in each of the last 10 years; and what was the actual reported catch.[HL4227]

Baroness Hayman: There are no internationally agreed catches of Atlantic salmon, other than quotas applicable only to Greenland and the Faroe Islands. Catches, by weight (in tonnes round fresh weight), were as shown in the table below. The 1998 figures include some provisional data.

Nominal Catch of Salmon by Country

YearCountry
CanadaDenmarkFaroesFinlandFranceGreenlandIcelandIrelandNorwayRussiaSpainSwedenEngland and WalesNorthern IrelandScotlandUSA
19891,13936452143371401,0799053647292961428952
1990911133156015274146586930313733338946242
199171139570134721304048762151138200554621
1992522102377202371756308671671149186916001
19933739237016160541923139856263835471
1994355664918140804996141104430791649
199526054898315079083912893729583588
199629244149212268578713173318077427
19972294585810657063011131915693296
199814964891113062474013141514375280

Source: 1999 ACFM Report of the Working Group on North Atlantic Salmon.

Reference: ICES CM 1999/ACFM:14).




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