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Cod Landings

The amount and value of cod landngs by commercial fishermen spiked in 1991 to over 21 million pounds and over $16 million in total value.  Since then landings have dropped as sharply as they had increased in 1989 and 1990.

Cod Landings 1950-2011

Cod Landings 1950-2011

 

YEAR LIVE
POUNDS
POUNDS (millions) VALUE PRICE/LB
1950 6,613,000 6.613 $304,150 $0.05
1951 5,292,800 5.2928 $289,632 $0.05
1952 4,614,500 4.6145 $256,454 $0.06
1953 3,769,100 3.7691 $213,921 $0.06
1954 3,688,900 3.6889 $195,077 $0.05
1955 2,863,200 2.8632 $146,214 $0.05
1956 2,746,200 2.7462 $133,730 $0.05
1957 2,352,400 2.3524 $122,732 $0.05
1958 2,735,400 2.7354 $150,074 $0.05
1959 2,694,000 2.694 $144,403 $0.05
1960 2,897,200 2.8972 $144,470 $0.05
1961 2,506,500 2.5065 $124,007 $0.05
1962 2,260,000 2.26 $107,384 $0.05
1963 1,960,200 1.9602 $87,644 $0.04
1964 2,394,246 2.3942 $107,302 $0.04
1965 2,641,683 2.6417 $129,719 $0.05
1966 2,802,362 2.8024 $176,295 $0.06
1967 3,495,513 3.4955 $187,564 $0.05
1968 5,036,606 5.0366 $235,179 $0.05
1969 4,616,709 4.6167 $237,851 $0.05
1970 5,426,597 5.4266 $356,915 $0.07
1971 4,379,488 4.3795 $335,212 $0.08
1972 4,432,288 4.4323 $436,649 $0.10
1973 4,034,894 4.0349 $497,687 $0.12
1974 4,003,672 4.0037 $541,414 $0.14
1975 5,594,578 5.5946 $910,725 $0.16
1976 6,366,673 6.3667 $1,429,263 $0.22
1977 9,125,373 9.1254 $1,974,989 $0.22
1978 10,886,020 10.886 $2,263,753 $0.21
1979 10,330,200 10.3302 $2,591,490 $0.25
1980 11,441,058 11.4411 $2,659,426 $0.23
1981 10,146,371 10.1464 $3,169,504 $0.31
1982 12,251,802 12.2518 $3,658,222 $0.30
1983 12,083,116 12.0831 $3,736,262 $0.31
1984 11,794,465 11.7945 $3,943,350 $0.33
1985 10,352,939 10.3529 $4,095,390 $0.40
1986 10,154,740 10.1547 $5,526,283 $0.54
1987 9,935,134 9.9351 $6,989,634 $0.70
1988 8,104,717 8.1047 $4,033,956 $0.50
1989 12,395,874 12.3959 $7,253,087 $0.59
1990 15,276,501 15.2765 $9,388,134 $0.61
1991 21,179,886 21.1799 $16,285,661 $0.77
1992 12,995,190 12.9952 $10,789,171 $0.83
1993 9,217,757 9.2178 $7,963,623 $0.86
1994 8,250,246 8.2502 $7,079,548 $0.86
1995 5,323,648 5.3236 $5,087,070 $0.96
1996 4,864,337 4.8643 $4,078,101 $0.84
1997 3,983,734 3.9837 $3,413,268 $0.86
1998 2,400,124 2.4001 $2,582,965 $1.08
1999 1,573,694 1.5737 $1,851,678 $1.18
2000 2,602,240 2.6022 $2,994,368 $1.15
2001 2,941,934 2.9419 $3,114,399 $1.06
2002 2,904,089 2.9041 $3,203,755 $1.10
2003 2,386,655 2.3867 $2,954,969 $1.24
2004 2,371,787 2.3718 $3,158,650 $1.33
2005 1,952,246 1.9522 $2,797,076 $1.43
2006 1,419,031 1.4190 $2,369,772 $1.66
2007 1,371,629 1.3716 $2,214,758 $1.61
2008 1,324,467 1.3245 $3,769,248 $2.85
2009 1,238,893 1.2389 $1,534,862 $1.24
2010 748,130 0.7481 $1,388,705 $1.86
2011 814,075 0.8141 $1,617,475 $1.99

Source: Maine. Department of Marine Resources. http://www.maine.gov/dmr/commercialfishing/documents/cod.table_002.pdf (accessed September 16, 2012)

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