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Alewife Landings

Alewife landings crashed in 1981 and have yet to recover to any of the 1950-1980 levels.  While both the catch and value were depressed through 2000, more recent years have shown a rise in total value and price per pound.

Alewife Landings 1950-2011

Alewife Landings 1950-2011

YEAR POUNDS POUNDS (millions) VALUE PRICE/LB
1950 3,165,600 3.1656 $28,294 $0.01
1951 3,479,200 3.4792 $26,067 $0.01
1952 2,783,200 2.7832 $29,763 $0.01
1953 2,443,100 2.4431 $27,529 $0.01
1954 3,296,100 3.2961 $26,643 $0.01
1955 3,778,600 3.7786 $33,024 $0.01
1956 4,587,900 4.5879 $41,833 $0.01
1957 3,969,500 3.9695 $32,453 $0.01
1958 3,095,400 3.0954 $31,841 $0.01
1959 1,631,400 1.6314 $18,795 $0.01
1960 1,412,300 1.4123 $17,609 $0.01
1961 1,881,800 1.8818 $26,241 $0.01
1962 1,682,200 1.6822 $20,644 $0.01
1963 1,480,300 1.4803 $21,957 $0.01
1964 1,479,590 1.4796 $23,543 $0.02
1965 3,106,455 3.1065 $43,588 $0.01
1966 1,785,900 1.7859 $35,718 $0.02
1967 1,617,400 1.6174 $48,522 $0.03
1968 2,249,400 2.2494 $44,988 $0.02
1969 1,768,000 1.7680 $35,360 $0.02
1970 1,622,800 1.6228 $32,456 $0.02
1971 1,953,600 1.9536 $39,072 $0.02
1972 2,216,500 2.2165 $44,330 $0.02
1973 2,691,400 2.6914 $80,742 $0.03
1974 3,309,500 3.3095 $99,285 $0.03
1975 3,768,300 3.7683 $150,732 $0.04
1976 3,394,600 3.3946 $101,838 $0.03
1977 3,373,500 3.3735 $134,940 $0.04
1978 2,780,800 2.7808 $139,040 $0.05
1979 2,647,600 2.6476 $132,380 $0.05
1980 2,644,300 2.6443 $158,658 $0.06
1981 232,700 0.2327 $16,289 $0.07
1982 1,390,200 1.3902 $97,314 $0.07
1983 1,035,400 1.0354 $82,832 $0.08
1984 817,500 0.8175 $57,225 $0.07
1985 1,344,900 1.3449 $107,592 $0.08
1986 1,010,000 1.0100 $70,700 $0.07
1987 791,700 0.7917 $55,419 $0.07
1988 662,830 0.6628 $53,026 $0.08
1989 803,500 0.8035 $72,315 $0.09
1990 783,314 0.7833 $77,085 $0.10
1991 429,857 0.4299 $40,575 $0.09
1992 524,283 0.5243 $47,185 $0.09
1993 212,170 0.2122 $21,151 $0.10
1994 151,016 0.1510 $13,591 $0.09
1995 247,170 0.2472 $27,190 $0.11
1996 310,360 0.3104 $40,074 $0.13
1997 464,257 0.4643 $53,507 $0.12
1998 545,720 0.5457 $60,030 $0.11
1999 591,517 0.5915 $76,897 $0.13
2000 560,438 0.5604 $72,857 $0.13
2001 962,920 0.9629 $134,809 $0.14
2002 1,359,330 1.3593 $176,713 $0.13
2003 968,800 0.9688 $136,357 $0.14
2004 884,882 0.8849 $134,749 $0.15
2005 340,060 0.3401 $56,744 $0.17
2006 1,235,080 1.2351 $235,658 $0.19
2007 740,915 0.7409 $149,449 $0.20
2008 1,171,469 1.1715 $252,832 $0.22
2009 1,383,130 1.3831 $298,719 $0.22
2010 1,342,285 1.3423 $290,377 $0.22
2011 1,151,395 1.1514 $290,046 $0.25

Source: Maine. Department of Marne Resources. http://www.maine.gov/dmr/commercialfishing/documents/alewife.table_002.pdf (accessed September 15, 2012)

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