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.
Sales by Number, Liveweight, and Value,
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.
and Stocker Sales by Outlet, Percent of Total Sold,
by Cause, Total Number Lost and Percent of Total,