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TROUT



Released March 2, 2001

NEW YORK TROUT PRODUCTION DOWN

New York trout producers sold a total of 139,000 pounds of trout valued at $615,000 during the 12 months ending December 31, 2000, according to the New York Agricultural Statistics Service. This production, which includes foodsize fish, stockers, and fingerlings, was down 13 percent from the production total of a year earlier. Value of production was down 12 percent from a year ago.

The 2000 output included 80,000 pounds of foodsize trout averaging $4.11 per pound in value, 54,000 pounds of stocker trout averaging $4.53 per pound, and 5,000 pounds of fingerlings. Foodsize fish averaged 1.04 pounds in weight, while stockers averaged .43 pounds. Poundage of foodsize trout sold was down 14 percent from 1999; stocker poundage also dropped 14 percent.

TROUT:  Sales by Number, Liveweight, and Value,
January 1 to December 31, 1999 and 2000

Item Unit New York Pennsylvania United States
1999 2000 1999 2000 1999 2000
Foodsize Trout Sold
Number of head (000) 98 77 1,500 1,670 60,990 58,531
Liveweight pounds (000) 93 80 1,510 1,677 60,190 59,164
Total dollar value (000) 374 329 3,941 4,260 64,687 63,690
Avg. wt./fish lb. .95 1.04 1.00 1.00 .99 1.01
Avg. price/lb. $ 4.02 4.11 2.61 2.54 1.07 1.08
Stocker Trout Sold
Number of head (000) 162 125 1,250 760 6,936 7,551
Liveweight pounds (000) 63 54 372 319 2,180 3,146
Total dollar value (000) 293 245 1,246 1,053 5,476 6,678
Avg. wt./fish lb. .39 .43 .30 .42 .31 .42
Avg. price/lb. $ 4.65 4.53 3.35 3.30 2.51 2.12
Fingerling Trout Sold
Number of head (000) 112 175 430 350 9,926 9,832
Liveweight pounds (000) 3 5 15 14 256 248
Total dollar value (000) 29 41 198 126 1,398 1,393
Total Trout Sold
Number of head (000) 372 377 3,180 2,780 77,852 75,914
Liveweight pounds (000) 159 139 1,897 2,010 62,626 62,558
Total dollar value (000) 696 615 5,385 5,439 71,561 71,761
Avg. wt./fish lb. .43 .37 .60 .72 .80 .82
Avg. price/lb. $ 4.38 4.42 2.84 2.71 1.14 1.15
Number of producers   30 27 35 47 447 428

Approximately 5 percent of New York's foodsize trout went to restaurants and other retailers. People engaged in fee fishing or recreational establishments accounted for 36 percent, while 54 percent was direct sales to consumers. Fee fishing and recreational establishments took 47 percent of the stocker trout sold during 2000, while other producers took 8 percent and live haulers took 17 percent.

Pennsylvania trout sales for 2000 amounted to 2.01 million pounds, up 6 percent from 1999. Foodsize trout sales of 1.68 million pounds were up 11 percent from last year, while stocker sales, at 319,000 pounds, decreased 14 percent. Foodsize trout in the Keystone State averaged $2.54 per pound, while stockers averaged $3.30 per pound.

Trout growers in the United States sold a total of 62.6 million pounds of trout valued at $71.8 million during 2000, compared with 62.6 million pounds of trout valued at $71.6 million a year earlier. Foodsize fish accounted for 95 percent of the total pounds sold, with an average live weight of 1.01 pounds and an average value of $1.08 per pound. Stocker trout averaged .42 pounds live weight, with an average value of $2.12 per pound. U.S.growers sold 70 percent of their foodsize trout to processors, while fee fishing and recreational establishments took 47 percent of the stocker trout.
 

TROUT:  Foodsize and Stocker Sales by Outlet, Percent of Total Sold,
January 1 to December 31, 1999 and 2000

Sales Outlet Foodsize Stocker
New York United States New York United States
1999 2000 1999 2000 1999 2000 1999 2000
  Percent Percent
Live Haulers    0    0    2    1  19  17  13    6
Fee & Recreation  47  36  19  18  50  47  56  47
Other Producers    2    0    1    2    7    8  17  17
Government Agencies    8    0    1    1    3    3    7    9
Direct to Consumers  30  54    2    3    0    0    2    2
Processors    0    0  68  70    0    0    1  15
Restaurant or Retailers    8    5    7    5    0    0    1    1
Other    5    5  1/  1/  21  25    3    3
TOTAL SALES 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

TROUT:  Losses by Cause, Total Number Lost and Percent of Total,
January 1 to December 31, 1999 and 2000

Cause of Loss New York United States
No. Lost (000) Percent
of Total
No. Lost (000) Percent
of Total
No. Lost (000) Percent
of Total
No. Lost (000) Percent
of Total
1999 2000 1999 2000
Disease  29  24  19  18 24,506  73 25,022  85
Theft/Vandalism    3    3  1/  1/     521    1     303    1
Chemical Contamination    0    0  1/  1/     608    2        5  1/
Drought  21  18  1/  1/   1,324    4     978    3
Flood    0    0  1/  1/       65  1/     184    1
Predators  61  51  47  43   6,346  19   2,707    9
Other    5    4  42  39      421    1     423    1
TOTAL LOSSES 119 100 108 100 33,791 100 29,622 100
1/  Less than one percent.