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Atlantic Pollock Landings

From 1950 to about 1974, commercial fishermen saw relatively low total value and prices per pound when landing American Pollock.  Then the landings increased and so did the total value and the per pound price.

As the big landings began to decline, the price per pound climbed to a range between $.60 and $.80.  With landings of about 2 million pounds per year, the fishery appears less endangered than some others.

Atlantic Pollock Landings 1950-2011

Atlantic Pollock Landings 1950-2011

Atlantic Pollock Price per Pound 1950-2011

Atlantic Pollock Price per Pound 1950-2011

YEAR POUNDS VALUE PRICE/LB
1950 6,949,800 $160,091 $0.02
1951 5,971,800 $207,002 $0.03
1952 7,052,000 $189,899 $0.03
1953 5,633,900 $133,446 $0.02
1954 4,529,300 $105,388 $0.02
1955 5,415,900 $125,103 $0.02
1956 5,585,600 $125,044 $0.02
1957 3,719,600 $97,271 $0.03
1958 4,364,000 $141,155 $0.03
1959 3,689,000 $113,174 $0.03
1960 3,974,700 $106,759 $0.03
1961 3,206,100 $103,355 $0.03
1962 2,569,000 $83,318 $0.03
1963 2,488,600 $73,482 $0.03
1964 1,321,336 $44,116 $0.03
1965 1,092,640 $47,162 $0.04
1966 1,277,931 $59,635 $0.05
1967 1,095,055 $54,723 $0.05
1968 1,504,416 $58,103 $0.04
1969 1,212,223 $50,209 $0.04
1970 810,966 $49,378 $0.06
1971 890,268 $55,369 $0.06
1972 1,325,834 $92,823 $0.07
1973 2,356,724 $187,118 $0.08
1974 3,594,008 $328,327 $0.09
1975 5,916,759 $547,344 $0.09
1976 7,717,166 $874,133 $0.11
1977 10,685,179 $1,405,744 $0.13
1978 15,466,479 $2,445,942 $0.16
1979 13,139,499 $2,304,685 $0.18
1980 13,512,109 $2,247,223 $0.17
1981 13,712,517 $2,882,458 $0.21
1982 12,005,873 $2,183,236 $0.18
1983 11,113,324 $1,724,382 $0.16
1984 14,512,747 $2,025,078 $0.14
1985 12,387,232 $1,701,591 $0.14
1986 10,947,351 $2,798,608 $0.26
1987 15,560,632 $6,216,374 $0.40
1988 9,774,556 $3,502,810 $0.36
1989 6,140,953 $2,835,515 $0.46
1990 5,664,213 $2,907,161 $0.51
1991 6,972,351 $3,879,213 $0.56
1992 7,523,866 $5,130,825 $0.68
1993 5,573,935 $3,732,562 $0.67
1994 3,074,755 $2,706,542 $0.88
1995 2,904,864 $2,874,447 $0.99
1996 2,598,742 $1,889,808 $0.73
1997 3,373,173 $1,971,567 $0.58
1998 4,672,666 $3,097,611 $0.66
1999 3,567,574 $3,111,134 $0.87
2000 3,955,032 $3,258,044 $0.82
2001 3,446,768 $2,447,862 $0.71
2002 2,958,177 $2,385,568 $0.81
2003 4,084,978 $2,206,167 $0.54
2004 4,190,200 $2,346,892 $0.56
2005 5,258,613 $3,104,506 $0.59
2006 3,678,191 $2,309,060.00 $0.63
2007 4,249,066 $2,159,728.00 $0.51
2008 4,063,929 $2,315,971 $0.57
2009 3,040,387 $2,046,629 $0.67
2010 1,640,355 $1,502,498 $0.92
2011 2,324,875 $1,919,852 $0.83

Source: http://www.maine.gov/dmr/commercialfishing/documents/pollock.table_002.pdf

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