Revenues from coastal Pacific Northwest commercial, non-Indian salmon
troll and gillnet fisheries in thousands of constant (1996) dollars.
The highest revenue year in current dollars was 1988. Since 1988, salmon
troll and gillnet revenues have declined over 90%. First, the Washington
commercial troll fishery dropped to less than 1% of the total; then the
Columbia River gillnet fishery dropped to less than 1% of the total.
Strong chinook catches sustain the California and Oregon coastal troll
fisheries. The ocean coho mortality is approximately 13% due to hooking
mortality in the chinook fishery. Data from The Oregon Department of Fish
and Wildlife and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife,
Report, Table 15 and Pacific Fishery Management Council,
Review of Ocean Salmon
Fisheries, pp. IV 5-7.
Revenue Distribution in Pacific Northwest Commercial Salmon Fisheries,