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TROUT



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.

TROUT:  Sales by Number, Liveweight, and Value,
January 1 to December 31, 2000 and 2001

Item Unit New York Pennsylvania United States
2000 2001 2000 2001 2000 2001
Foodsize Trout Sold
  Number of head (000) 77 80 1,670 1,740 58,531 54,565
  Liveweight pounds (000) 80 83 1,677 1,640 59,161 56,908
  Total dollar value (000) 329 354 4,260 4,100 63,675 64,482
  Avg. wt./fish lb. 1.04 .96 1.00 .94 1.01 1.04
  Avg. price/lb. $ 4.11 4.27 2.54 2.50 1.08 1.13
Stocker Trout Sold
  Number of head (000) 125 145 760 540 7,551 7,748
  Liveweight pounds (000) 54 66 319 232 3,151 2,263
  Total dollar value (000) 245 312 1,053 742 6,683 5,428
  Avg. wt./fish lb. .43 .46 .42 .43 .42 .29
  Avg. price/lb. $ 4.53 4.72 3.30 3.20 2.12 2.40
Fingerling Trout Sold
  Number of head (000) 175 160 350 220 9,832 9,020
  Liveweight pounds (000) 5 3 14 6 248 205
  Total dollar value (000) 41 41 126 52 1,393 1,287
Total Trout Sold
  Number of head (000) 377 385 2,780 2,500 75,914 71,333
  Liveweight pounds (000) 139 152 2,010 1,878 62,560 59,376
  Total dollar value (000) 615 707 5,439 4,894 71,751 71,197
  Avg. wt./fish lb. .37 .39 .72 .75 .82 .83
  Avg. price/lb. $ 4.42 4.65 2.71 2.61 1.15 1.20
  Number of producers   27 33 47 49 427 409
 
 

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.

TROUT:  Foodsize and Stocker Sales by Outlet, Percent of Total Sold,
January 1 to December 31, 2000 and 2001

Sales Outlet Foodsize Stocker
New York United States New York United States
2000 2001 2000 2001 2000 2001 2000 2001
  Percent Percent
Live Haulers    0    0    1    1  17  11    6    7
Fee & Recreation  36  31  18  19  47  59  47  59
Other Producers    0    0    2    2    8  17  17  14
Government Agencies    0    0    1    1    3    5    9  11
Direct to Consumers  54  56    3    3    0    0    2    3
Processors    0    0  70  68    0    0  15 1/
Restaurant or Retailers    5    8    5    5    0    0    1 1/
Other    5    5 1/    1  25    8    3    5
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, 2000 and 2001

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
2000 2001 2000 2001
Disease  19 18 17 18 25,022 85 33,135 74
Theft/Vandalism  1/ 1/ 1/ 1/     303  1     392 1
Chemical Contamination 1/ 1/ 1/ 1/        5 1/      83 1/
Drought 1/ 1/ 6 6     978 3     858 2
Flood 1/ 1/ 1/ 1/     184 1     168 1/
Predators  47 43 38 39   2,707 9   5,973 13
Other  42 39 36 37     423 1   3,994 9
TOTAL LOSSES 108 100 97 100 29,622 100 44,603 100
1/  Less than one percent.