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TROUT

Released March 1, 2005

 


NEW YORK TROUT SALES


New York trout producers sold a total of 128,000 pounds of trout valued at $478,000 during the 12 months ending December 31, 2004. This production, which includes food-size fish, stockers, and fingerlings, was down 43 percent from a year ago.

 

The 2004 output included 87,000 pounds of food-size trout averaging $3.01 per pound in value, 38,000 ,,pounds of stocker trout averaging $4.70 per pound, and 3,000 pounds of fingerlings averaging $332.00 per 1,000 fish. Food-size fish averaged 1.0 pounds in weight, while stockers averaged .40 pounds. Total weight of food-size trout sold was down 49 percent from 2003. Total weight of stocker trout was down 28 percent.


TROUT:  Sales by Number, Liveweight, and Value,

2003 and 2004

 

Item

Unit

New York

 Pennsylvania

United States

2003

2004

2003

2004

2003

2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Foodsize Trout Sold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Number of head

(000)

160

90

1,380

1,160

46,056

47,481

   Liveweight pounds

(000)

169

87

1,460

1,150

50,846

54,976

   Total dollar value

(000)

487

262

3,796

3,335

52,898

57,082

   Avg. wt./fish

lb.

1.1

1.0

1.1

1.0

1.1

1.2

   Avg. price/lb.

$

2.88

3.01

2.60

2.90

1.04

1.04

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Stocker Trout Sold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Number of head

(000)

145

105

500

450

6,413

5,528

   Liveweight pounds

(000)

53

38

211

216

2,295

2,218

   Total dollar value

(000)

289

179

802

821

5,732

5,838

   Avg. wt./fish

lb.

.40

.40

.40

.50

.40

.40

   Avg. price/lb.

$

5.45

4.70

3.80

3.80

2.50

2.63

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Fingerling Trout Sold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Number of head

(000)

70

110

270

190

7,357

5,550

   Liveweight pounds

(000)

2

3

8

5

183

113

   Total dollar value

(000)

21

37

80

67

1,240

966

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Total Trout Sold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Number of head

(000)

375

305

2,150

1,800

59,826

58,559

   Liveweight pounds

(000)

224

128

1,679

1,371

53,324

57,307

   Total dollar value

(000)

797

478

4,678

4,223

59,870

63,886

   Avg. wt./fish

lb.

.60

.42

.78

.76

.89

.98

   Avg. price/lb.

$

3.56

3.73

2.79

3.08

1.12

1.11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Number of producers 1/

 

40

37

57

58

545

601

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                              1/ Number of producers is for January 1, 2003 and January 1, 2004.


Approximately 3 percent of New York’s foodsize trout went to restaurants and other retailers. People engaged in fee fishing or recreational establishments accounted for 48 percent, while 16 percent was bought by consumers. Other sales accounted for 8 percent of total sales. Fee fishing and recreational establishments took 41 percent of the stocker trout sold during 2004, while other sales took 36 percent.


Pennsylvania trout sales for 2004 amounted to 1.371 million pounds, down 18 percent from 2003. Foodsize trout sales of 1.15 million pounds were down 21 percent from last year, while stocker sales, at 2161,000 pounds, increased 2 percent. Foodsize trout in the Keystone State, averaged $2.90 per pound, while stockers averaged $3.80 per pound.

 

Trout growers in the United States sold a total of 57.3 million pounds of trout valued at $63.9 million during 2004, compared with 53.3 million pounds of trout valued at $59.9 million a year earlier. Foodsize fish accounted for 96 percent of the total pounds sold, with an average live weight of 1.20 pounds and an average value of $1.04 per pound. Stocker trout averaged .40 pounds live weight, with an average value of $2.63 per pound. U.S. growers sold 72 percent of their foodsize trout to processors, while fee fishing and recreational establishments took 49 percent of the stocker trout.

 

TROUT:  Foodsize and Stocker Sales by Outlet, Percent of Total Sold,

2003 and 2004

 

Sales Outlet

Foodsize

Stocker

New York

United States

New York

United States

2003

2004

2003

2004

2003

2004

2003

2004

 

Percent

Percent

 Live Haulers

48

  *

1.5

2.4

30

  *

5.4

7.6

 Fee & Recreation

19

48

20.3

17.9

25

41

52.5

48.5

 Other Producers

  *

  *

1.8

1.8

  *

  *

12.0

12.3

 Government Agencies

  *

  *

2.0

1.6

  *

  *

13.7

14.6

 Direct to Consumers

16

16

3.4

2.2

  6

18

6.8

9.0

 Processors

   *

  *

68.3

72.4

  *

  *

  *

1.0

 Restaurant or Retailers

12

  3

1.5

1.6

  *

  *

6.0

3.4

 Other

  5

  8

1.2

.1

26

36

3.6

3.6

 

 

TROUT:  Losses by Cause, Total Number Lost and Percent of Total,

2003 and 2004

 

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

2003

2004

2003

2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Disease

25

25

15

14

23,713

82.2

15,942

72.8

   Theft/Vandalism

  *

  *

  *

  *

     316

  1.1

       86

  0.4

   Chemical Contamination

  *

  *

  *

  *

         4

     *

         9

     *

   Drought

  *

  *

  *

  *

     578

  2.0

     324

  1.5

   Flood

  *

  *

  *

  *

     256

  0.9

  2,646

12.1

   Predators

50

49

28

27

  3,610

12.5

  2,167

  9.9

   Other

  *

  *

  *

  *

     367

  1.3

     718

  3.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           * Less than one percent or not disclosed