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American Plaice Landings

American Plaice had modest landings by commercial fishermen of one to two million pounds from 1950 through 1976.  It then jumped to six million per year that, with a few exceptions, was the minimum landing amount until 1995.  It then began to slip, again with a few exeptions, until landngs hit a six decade low at 142,036 pounds.

As usual, a shortage of this species has led to increasing price per pound numbers.

American Plaice Landings 1950-2011

American Plaice Landings 1950-2011

American Plaice Landings 1950-2011

American Plaice Landings 1950-2011

 

YEAR POUNDS VALUE PRICE/LB
1950 1,613,700 $60,385 $0.04
1951 2,019,500 $100,900 $0.05
1952 1,866,000 $96,926 $0.05
1953 1,413,500 $81,537 $0.06
1954 1,654,100 $89,629 $0.05
1955 1,386,400 $84,455 $0.06
1956 1,448,200 $75,287 $0.05
1957 1,152,400 $65,333 $0.06
1958 968,400 $62,279 $0.06
1959 870,800 $45,269 $0.05
1960 711,100 $40,845 $0.06
1961 688,500 $32,881 $0.05
1962 515,800 $24,867 $0.05
1963 454,600 $21,992 $0.05
1964 572,703 $26,270 $0.05
1965 718,953 $34,753 $0.05
1966 870,086 $47,936 $0.06
1967 753,075 $45,872 $0.06
1968 560,531 $31,627 $0.06
1969 353,928 $23,445 $0.07
1970 721,256 $64,119 $0.09
1971 509,631 $48,701 $0.10
1972 526,817 $67,083 $0.13
1973 770,415 $112,628 $0.15
1974 721,810 $124,186 $0.17
1975 1,083,578 $243,459 $0.22
1976 2,055,967 $606,331 $0.29
1977 5,819,200 $1,765,599 $0.30
1978 8,338,002 $3,123,725 $0.37
1979 11,644,502 $4,172,117 $0.36
1980 14,633,889 $4,943,565 $0.34
1981 13,616,540 $5,853,803 $0.43
1982 16,032,135 $7,037,494 $0.44
1983 12,244,414 $5,971,663 $0.49
1984 8,295,110 $5,059,507 $0.61
1985 7,182,743 $5,216,387 $0.73
1986 6,024,720 $4,998,675 $0.83
1987 6,508,738 $6,516,725 $1.00
1988 5,795,825 $5,585,425 $0.96
1989 4,969,719 $5,332,464 $1.07
1990 2,754,265 $2,960,902 $1.08
1991 4,499,218 $4,382,925 $0.97
1992 6,777,604 $6,477,655 $0.96
1993 6,084,917 $7,414,640 $1.22
1994 5,875,137 $7,300,627 $1.24
1995 4,946,581 $6,346,767 $1.28
1996 4,556,522 $5,883,221 $1.29
1997 3,929,218 $5,035,257 $1.28
1998 3,423,150 $4,338,900 $1.27
1999 3,017,709 $3,763,362 $1.25
2000 5,187,014 $5,338,494 $1.03
2001 5,363,105 $5,223,611 $0.97
2002 4,080,193 $4,622,074 $1.13
2003 2,684,184 $3,297,418 $1.23
2004 1,646,476 $2,037,788 $1.24
2005 1,240,775 $1,747,374 $1.41
2006 783,591 $1,383,477 $1.77
2007 584,119 $983,258 $1.68
2006 784,021 $1,384,132.00 $1.77
2007 584,051 $982,776.00 $1.68
2008 453,522 $1,158,830.00 $2.56
2009 323,322 $329,728.00 $1.02
2010 194,423 $282,846.00 $1.45
2011 142,036 $211,495.00 $1.49

Source: http://www.maine.gov/dmr/commercialfishing/documents/plaice.table_002.pdf (accessed 9/28/12)

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