Total Revenues for Oregon Fisheries, 1970-2001

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Revenues from Oregon commercial fisheries in thousands of adjusted (2001) dollars. The highest revenue year in current real was 1979. Landings for 1998 were the lowest since 1970. In 1990, whiting were distinguished as a fishery for the first time. Overall, commerical fishery revenues are quite variable. Data from Christopher Carter, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Percent of Revenues by Oregon Fishery, 1970-2001

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Revenues from salmon, crab, albacore (tuna), shrimp, and groundfish are quite variable. Note that shift in dominance from salmon and albacore in 1970-75 to groundfish and crab, 1995-2001. In the early 1970s, salmon, albacore, and crab provided an average of 80% of the commercial fishing revenues. In the early 1990s, this dropped to 40%, with salmon and albacore being just 10%. The category, "other," makes up the difference between the bar height and 100%. Data from Christopher Carter, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Revenue Comparisons for Salmon and Groundfish, 1970-2001

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Revenues for salmon and grounfish are compared as ratios of the 1970-75 average. Groundfish revenues increased more than six times while salmon revenues decreased to one fifth of what they were in 1994. Since 1994, salmon revenues have been on the increase. Data from Christopher Carter, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Commercial Coho Salmon Harvest Rates

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Coho harvest rates are estimated by the Pacific Fishery Management Council. Harvest rates doubled from the 1930s to the 1980s. In 1976, the estimated harvest rate on coho salmon was 90%. Coupled with higher harvest rates was greater reliance on hatchery stocks. The result was decline of wild coho stocks.


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