Released March 3, 2003
NEW YORK TROUT SALES DOWN
New York trout producers sold a total of 144,000 pounds of trout valued at $567,000 during the 12 months ending December 31, 2002. This production, which includes foodsize fish, stockers, and fingerlings, was down 5 percent from the production total of a year earlier. Value of production was down 20 percent from a year ago.
The 2002 output included 90,000 pounds of foodsize trout averaging $3.63 per pound in value, 48,000 pounds of stocker trout averaging $4.13 per pound, and 6,000 pounds of fingerlings. Foodsize fish averaged 1.0 pounds in weight, while stockers averaged .40 pounds. Poundage of foodsize trout sold was up 8 percent from 2001, while stocker poundage was down 27 percent.
TROUT: Sales by Number, Liveweight, and Value, January 1 to December 31, 2001 and 2002
|Item||Unit||New York||Pennsylvania||United States|
|Foodsize Trout Sold|
|Number of head||(000)||80||90||1,740||1,400||54,565||50,231|
|Total dollar value||(000)||354||327||4,100||3,722||64,482||58,334|
|Stocker Trout Sold|
|Number of head||(000)||145||120||540||550||7,748||7,343|
|Total dollar value||(000)||312||198||742||774||5,428||5,420|
|Fingerling Trout Sold|
|Number of head||(000)||160||180||220||220||9,020||8,963|
|Total dollar value||(000)||41||42||52||66||1,287||1,397|
|Total Trout Sold|
|Number of head||(000)||385||390||2,500||2,170||71,333||66,537|
|Total dollar value||(000)||707||567||4,894||4,562||71,197||65,151|
|Number of producers 1/||33||30||49||51||403||378|
|1/ Number of producers is for January 1, 2002 and January 1, 2003.|
Approximately 4 percent of New York's foodsize trout went to restaurants and other retailers. People engaged in fee fishing or recreational establishments accounted for 26 percent, while 37 percent was direct sales to consumers. Other sales accounted for 33 percent of total sales. Fee fishing and recreational establishments took 39 percent of the stocker trout sold during 2002, while other producers took 8 percent and live haulers took 13 percent.
Pennsylvania trout sales for 2002 amounted to 1.638 million pounds, down 13 percent from 2001. Foodsize trout sales of 1.41 million pounds were down 12 percent from last year, while stocker sales, at 221,000 pounds, decreased 5 percent. Foodsize trout in the Keystone State averaged $2.64 per pound, while stockers averaged $3.50 per pound.
Trout growers in the United States sold a total of 56.8 million pounds of trout valued at $65.2 million during 2002, compared with 59.4 million pounds of trout valued at $71.2 million a year earlier. Foodsize fish accounted for 86 percent of the total pounds sold, with an average live weight of 1.10 pounds and an average value of $1.07 per pound. Stocker trout averaged .30 pounds live weight, with an average value of $2.50 per pound. U.S. growers sold 69 percent of their foodsize trout to processors, while fee fishing and recreational establishments took 54 percent of the stocker trout.
TROUT: Foodsize and Stocker Sales by Outlet, Percent of Total Sold, January 1 to December 31, 2001 and 2002
|New York||United States||New York||United States|
|Fee & Recreation||31||26||19||20.2||59||39||59||54.2|
|Direct to Consumers||56||37||3||2.3||0||7||3||5.7|
|Restaurant or Retailers||8||4||5||4.2||0||4||1/||3.9|
|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|
|1/ Less than one percent or not disclosed|