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New York Trout Sales Value Down 8 Percent
New York Ag Connection - 03/07/2018

The total value of fish sales received by trout growers in New York totaled $569,000 for 2017, a decrease of 8 percent from 2016, according to Blair Smith, State Statistician of the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, New York Field Office.

The number of 6"- 12" trout sold during 2017 totaled 55,000 fish. The average price per pound was $5.30 during 2017, up $0.48 from the 2016 price. The total value of sales was $122,000 during 2017, down from 188 thousand in 2016.

Trout distributed for restoration, conservation, enhancement, or recreational purposes; primarily by State and Federal hatcheries, included 2.3 million 6"- 12" fish with an estimated total value of $2.4 million, down 12 percent from 2016. The estimated value of all distributed fish totaled 3.3 million dollars, down 2 percent from 2016.

Total losses of all trout intended for sale were 38,000 fish during 2017.

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