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Scallop Landings

Scallop Landings 1950-2011

Scallop Landings 1950-2011

Scallop landing by commercial fishermen spiked in 1961 and in 1991, followed in each case by years of reduced landings.

Total value was low from 1950 through 1970, regardless of the volume of meat obtained.  Since 1970 total value has generally followed the trend of the landings.

Price per pound has remained above $5.00 since 1992, except for 2004, and reached its peak of $9.98 in 2011.

YEAR MEAT POUNDS* MEAT LBS (millions) VALUE PRICE/ POUND
1950 524,800 0.5248 $215,725 $0.41
1951 676,800 0.6768 $310,530 $0.46
1952 1,495,800 1.4958 $852,460 $0.57
1953 1,697,200 1.6972 $786,673 $0.46
1954 707,700 0.7077 $334,241 $0.47
1955 1,113,600 1.1136 $580,541 $0.52
1956 969,900 0.9699 $518,437 $0.53
1957 745,300 0.7453 $369,439 $0.50
1958 393,900 0.3939 $191,611 $0.49
1959 1,133,500 1.1335 $575,476 $0.51
1960 1,875,300 1.8753 $658,103 $0.35
1961 2,740,100 2.7401 $1,025,375 $0.37
1962 2,169,400 2.1694 $876,350 $0.40
1963 1,186,000 1.186 $547,923 $0.46
1964 916,892 0.9169 $501,752 $0.55
1965 414,185 0.4142 $288,570 $0.70
1966 319,505 0.3195 $181,155 $0.57
1967 188,305 0.1883 $150,511 $0.80
1968 219,397 0.2194 $217,345 $0.99
1969 151,856 0.1519 $154,913 $1.02
1970 179,875 0.1799 $215,875 $1.20
1971 387,157 0.3872 $563,859 $1.46
1972 967,344 0.9673 $1,705,110 $1.76
1973 803,573 0.8036 $1,472,120 $1.83
1974 445,290 0.4453 $722,672 $1.62
1975 1,594,340 1.5943 $3,020,035 $1.89
1976 629,454 0.6295 $1,351,808 $2.15
1977 394,761 0.3948 $754,823 $1.91
1978 907,135 0.9071 $2,243,066 $2.47
1979 1,163,645 1.1636 $3,878,413 $3.33
1980 3,215,533 3.2155 $10,685,857 $3.32
1981 3,813,685 3.8137 $15,245,802 $4.00
1982 1,597,615 1.5976 $6,295,185 $3.94
1983 1,975,461 1.9755 $10,881,368 $5.51
1984 1,612,653 1.6127 $9,436,604 $5.85
1985 811,781 0.8118 $4,523,790 $5.57
1986 720,959 0.721 $4,160,510 $5.77
1987 1,238,912 1.2389 $5,950,167 $4.80
1988 1,310,735 1.3107 $5,285,634 $4.03
1989 1,403,527 1.4035 $6,109,926 $4.35
1990 1,315,773 1.3158 $5,977,003 $4.54
1991 1,579,577 1.5796 $7,145,576 $4.52
1992 1,419,839 1.4198 $7,344,691 $5.17
1993 1,566,321 1.5663 $9,928,679 $6.34
1994 1,063,608 1.0636 $6,929,624 $6.52
1995 1,177,506 1.1775 $7,323,742 $6.22
1996 1,008,329 1.0083 $6,830,362 $6.77
1997 905,137 0.9051 $6,760,856 $7.47
1998 771,471 0.7715 $5,689,669 $7.38
1999 641,692 0.6417 $4,374,908 $6.82
2000 658,568 0.6586 $3,883,690 $5.90
2001 211,558 0.2116 $1,159,421 $5.48
2002 348,470 0.3485 $1,959,314 $5.62
2003 131,849 0.1318 $736,969 $5.59
2004 54,413 0.0544 $218,005 $4.01
2005 33,141 0.0331 $272,703 $8.23
2006 155,685 0.1557 $1,258,306 $8.08
2007 177,091 0.1771 $1,408,676 $7.95
2008 136,556 0.1366 $1,014,667 $7.43
2009 85,799 0.0858 $595,356 $6.94
2010 193,753 0.1938 $1,547,293 $7.99
2011 175,123 0.1751 $1,747,931 $9.98

Source: http://www.maine.gov/dmr/commercialfishing/documents/scallop.table_002.pdf (accessed 9/22/12)

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