Released March 5, 2002
NEW YORK TROUT PRODUCTION UP
New York trout producers sold a total of 152,000 pounds of trout valued at $707,000 during the 12 months ending December 31, 2001. This production, which includes foodsize fish, stockers, and fingerlings, was up 9 percent from the production total of a year earlier. Value of production was up 15 percent from a year ago.
The 2001 output included 83,000 pounds of foodsize trout averaging $4.27 per pound in value, 66,000 pounds of stocker trout averaging $4.72 per pound, and 3,000 pounds of fingerlings. Foodsize fish averaged .96 pounds in weight, while stockers averaged .46 pounds. Poundage of foodsize trout sold was up 4 percent from 2000, while stocker poundage was up 22 percent.
by Number, Liveweight, and Value,
Approximately 8 percent of New York's foodsize trout went to restaurants and other retailers. People engaged in fee fishing or recreational establishments accounted for 31 percent, while 56 percent was direct sales to consumers. Fee fishing and recreational establishments took 59 percent of the stocker trout sold during 2001, while other producers took 17 percent and live haulers took 11 percent.
Pennsylvania trout sales for 2001 amounted to 1.88 million pounds, down 7 percent from 2000. Foodsize trout sales of 1.64 million pounds were down 2 percent from last year, while stocker sales, at 232,000 pounds, decreased 27 percent. Foodsize trout in the Keystone State averaged $2.50 per pound, while stockers averaged $3.20 per pound.
Trout growers in the United States sold a total of 59.4 million pounds of trout valued at $71.2 million during 2001, compared with 62.6 million pounds of trout valued at $71.8 million a year earlier. Foodsize fish accounted for 96 percent of the total pounds sold, with an average live weight of 1.04 pounds and an average value of $1.13 per pound. Stocker trout averaged .29 pounds live weight, with an average value of $2.40 per pound. U.S. growers sold 68 percent of their foodsize trout to processors, while fee fishing and recreational establishments took 59 percent of the stocker trout.
and Stocker Sales by Outlet, Percent of Total Sold,
by Cause, Total Number Lost and Percent of Total,