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Bloodworm Harvests

In the decade from 1964 through 1974, harvests were relatively high and total value was low.  Since then harvests had been lower and prices moderate until 2001 when values doubled and remained high through 2011. Bloodworms, often used as fish bait in commercial fisheries, are one of several marine worms found in Maine.

Bloodworm Harvest 1950-2011

Bloodworm Harvest 1950-2011

 

YEAR POUNDS POUNDS
(millions)
VALUE PRICE/LB
1964 753,414 0.7534 $740,815 $0.98
1965 769,936 0.7699 $759,582 $0.99
1966 716,211 0.7162 $731,335 $1.02
1967 748,110 0.7481 $834,826 $1.12
1968 831,551 0.8316 $1,049,581 $1.26
1969 782,002 0.7820 $999,787 $1.28
1970 845,404 0.8454 $1,215,772 $1.44
1971 808,186 0.8082 $1,381,676 $1.71
1972 703,986 0.7040 $1,325,895 $1.88
1973 803,158 0.8032 $1,744,832 $2.17
1974 712,262 0.7123 $1,569,823 $2.20
1975 808,903 0.8089 $1,779,266 $2.20
1976 532,401 0.5324 $1,255,852 $2.36
1977 396,652 0.3967 $1,313,987 $3.31
1978 367,783 0.3678 $1,164,688 $3.17
1979 440,092 0.4401 $1,434,258 $3.26
1980 461,683 0.4617 $1,404,222 $3.04
1981 437,004 0.4370 $1,394,341 $3.19
1982 656,696 0.6567 $1,962,712 $2.99
1983 580,519 0.5805 $2,463,415 $4.24
1984 555,789 0.5558 $1,878,826 $3.38
1985 550,559 0.5506 $1,882,636 $3.42
1986 530,454 0.5305 $2,087,210 $3.93
1987 542,142 0.5421 $2,404,139 $4.43
1988 400,139 0.4001 $1,932,865 $4.83
1989 447,059 0.4471 $2,233,164 $5.00
1990 493,821 0.4938 $2,685,408 $5.44
1991 483,428 0.4834 $2,456,587 $5.08
1992 478,264 0.4783 $2,431,139 $5.08
1993 472,038 0.4720 $2,447,724 $5.19
1994 537,594 0.5376 $2,796,184 $5.20
1995 384,692 0.3847 $2,077,334 $5.40
1996 324,093 0.3241 $1,757,221 $5.42
1997 387,374 0.3874 $2,131,731 $5.50
1998 492,615 0.4926 $2,702,488 $5.49
1999 514,717 0.5147 $2,887,769 $5.61
2000 327,189 0.3272 $1,592,299 $4.87
2001 644,374 0.6444 $4,851,471 $7.53
2002 682,994 0.6830 $5,759,384 $8.43
2003 607,070 0.6071 $5,468,508 $9.01
2004 614,824 0.6148 $7,503,353 $12.20
2005 458,017 0.4580 $6,064,168 $13.24
2006 462,357 0.4624 $5,176,316 $11.20
2007 549,043 0.5490 $6,050,904 $11.02
2008 537,011 0.5370 $5,912,663 $11.01
2009 574,364 0.5744 $6,196,709 $10.79
2010 532,669 0.5327 $5,874,418 $11.03
2011 525,859 0.5259 $5,847,315 $11.12

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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