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Salmon fishing catch statistics of Iceland 2000 to 2010

image Salmon fishing catch statistics of Iceland 2000 to 2010

Salmon fishing in Iceland goes from strength to strength with increased catches, year on year, in most of the rivers. Most are small rivers fished by few rods yet they are prolific. Iceland shows what can be done with enlightened fishery management and environmentally sound practices.

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West Ranga 1
4,950
      1,630 2,930
3,100
4,417
5,600
14,315
10,749
6,210
353% 29%
East Ranga 2 3,826       1,615 3,355 4,325 2,513 7,497 7,013 3,989 6,280 179% 75%
Thvera and Kjarra 3 2,264 1,281 1,210 1,444 1,872 1,373 4,165 2,156 2,404 2,865 2,371 3,760 103% 78%
Nordura 4 2,077 1,650 1,337 2,217 1,444 1,382 3,138 2,242 1,447 3,308 2,408 2,279 48% 11%
Langa 5 1,925 1,011 1,407 1,605 2,263 2,232 1,912 1,831 1,456 2,972 2,254 2,235 52% 18%
Sela 6 1,885 1,360 1,108 1,653 1,558 1,670 2,316 2,726 2,227 2,054 1,993 2,065 49% 11%
Midfjardara  7 1,661 612 433 749 577 2,228 1,561 1,198 1,132 1,731 4,004 4,043 348% 184%
Hofsa 8 1,440 804 906 1,877 1,483 1,864 1,965 2,058 1,423 1,130 1,143 1,186 4% -19%
Grimsa 9 1,331 1,048 1,005 1,116 1,156 1,085 1,486 1,114 1,110 2,225 1,339 1,961 62% 55%
Blanda 10 1,326 706 1,086 833 504 1,386 1,591 1,199 1,107 986 2,413 2,777 145% 135%
Laxa in Dolum 11 1,315 607 877 879 1,394 1,533 1,881 1,076 1,145 1,883 1,430 1,762 70% 39%
Haffjardara 12 1,213 672 532 943 1,007 1,133 1,290 1,077 1,079 2,011 1,622 1,978 125% 74%
Laxa in Kjos 13 1,180 940 916 1,483 1,457 1,305 1,312 844 623 1,530 1,404 1,170 7% -1%
Vididalsa and Fitja 14 1,116 644 581 887 588 1,745 1,732 682 728 1,413 2,019 1,254 82% 14%
Laxa in Leirasveit 15 1,082 925 948 1,102 1,133 972 1,294 675 820 1,588 1,266 1,175 22% 10%
Laxa in Adaldal 16 1,042 916 1,042 1,189 624 947 1,025 825 1,055 1,226 1,117 1,493 32% 50%
Vatnsdalsa 17 943 323 584 850 547 964 1,252 1,020 853 1,236 1,520 1,223 110% 34%
Ellidaar 18 808 592 414 478 472 645 954 900 936 1,457 880 1,164 113% 51%
Haukadalsa 19 693 348 577 426 640 455 710 522 640 1,022 1,107 1,174 125% 82%
Breiddalsa 20 648 171 233 325 202 700 815 937 873 910 782 1,178 214% 98%
Leirvogsa 21 630 487 434 529 558 812 744 299 379 1,250 877 561 47% -12%
Laxa a Asum 22 605 770 562 559 308 462 679 365 536 504 1,142 763 34% 30%
Flokadalsa 23 508 380 362 473 334 523 410 437 438 768 744 724 79% 49%
Straumfjardara 24 421 198 191 342 379 475 671 502 451 718 350 355 57% -17%
Tungufljot 25 421 22 25 31 21 8 42 27 74 2,400 1,176 805   110%
Fnjoska 26 401 197 146 311 166 444 460 383 346 495 413 1,054 194% 214%
Svarta 27 394 170 283 260 276 398 221 303 301 1,130 428 562 146% 49%
Stora-Laxa 28 381 183 282 229 423 299 432 709 238   637 760 95% 121%
Hrutafjardara and Sika 29 370 141 126 168 164 631 514 339 431 402 647 503 148% 41%
Laugardalsa 30 366 156 257 309 324 591 390 299 229 418 501 548 70% 58%
Svalbardsa 31 289 92 143 236 291 231 292 283 302 310 500 504 148% 88%
Budardalsa 32 283 245 335 341 300 322 114 341 31   639 442 18% 66%
Alfta 33 257 132 187 228 278 299 343 195 210   475 481 71% 105%
Andakilsa 34 221 79 95 94 245 129 233 268 246   706 332 210% 58%
Langadalsa 35 217 76 94 106 150 341 444 329 226   363 256 78% 20%
Fljotaa 36 174 49 114 152 49 256 259 86 90 115 466 283 158% 73%
Mida and Tungua 37 168 40 80 60 159 76 258 218 134   342 477 279% 249%
Totals N/A
38,830
21,771 24,378 26,274 26,591 36,201 44,330 35,395 38,817 61,385 56,216 55,777 114% 50%

Notes:

Only rivers that average 160 salmon or more since year 2000 have been included in this table.

Trend = This tells us whether or not the river is improving or deteriorating as a salmon river (since 2000) and how fast the change is. 100% (more) means the catches have doubled since 2000 (>50% coloured green). -50% means they have halved (coloured pink). These are not absolute values but are taken from a linear line of best-fit which provides a good way to judge trends. Overall the salmon catch for the rivers tabled above has doubled from 2000 to 2010.

2010/Avg = This tells us if 2010 was a good, average or poor season for each river. The figure compares the 2010 catch against the previous 10 year average. Overall 2010 was a very good year with a catch 50% above the ten year average.

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Iceland salmon fishing . Table of rod catches 2000-2010

(Top 37 rivers)

Raw data kindly supplied by Orri Vigfusson of NASF.




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