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Table 25 - Table 29


Table 25 US elasmobranch catches by fishing areas in tonnes


1950

1951

1952

1953

1954

1955

1956

1957

1958

1959

Atlantic, Northwest

499

502

390

390

282

278

428

811

1 024

1 150

Atlantic, Western Central

26

12

19

6

6

10

10

6

7

14

Pacific, Eastern Central

70

420

201

393

411

338

576

412

315

382

Pacific, Northeast

2 018

1 823

2 648

2 346

2 223

2 119

2 325

2 617

3 023

2 932

Total

2 613

2 757

3 258

3 135

2 922

2 745

3 339

3 846

4 369

4 478













1960

1961

1962

1963

1964

1965

1966

1967

1968

1969

Atlantic, Northwest

963

760

625

715

821

602

658

408

231

232

Atlantic, Western Central

14

323

21

20

16

18

43

601

48

17

Pacific, Eastern Central

382

464

425

400

394

364

367

357

283

256

Pacific, Northeast

1 436

1 271

1 332

1 221

1 817

1 876

1 674

1 248

1 038

1 026

Total

2 795

2 818

2 403

2 356

3 048

2 860

2 742

2 614

1 600

1 531













1970

1971

1972

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

Atlantic, Northwest

900

1 200

800

1 400

1 059

853

745

1 961

2 147

5 292

Atlantic, Western Central

-

-

-

200

24

34

81

122

152

70

Pacific, Eastern Central

200

200

200

200

241

267

429

379

724

1 381

Pacific, Northeast

600

100

-

-

917

563

2 800

2 263

2 857

4 315

Total

1 700

1 500

1 000

1 800

2 241

1 717

4 055

4 725

5 880

11 058













1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

Atlantic, Northwest

5 070

6 721

7 132

8 299

5 032

8 048

7 062

8 025

9 189

11 476

Atlantic, Western Central

203

398

418

600

728

818

1 054

1 910

5 361

6 806

Pacific, Eastern Central

1 538

1 360

1 783

1 440

1 489

1 604

1 193

1 196

831

681

Pacific, Northeast

4 410

2 517

2 375

2 054

2 089

1 436

2 783

4 073

1 788

1 482

Total

11 221

10 996

11 708

12 393

9 338

11 906

12 092

15 204

17 169

20 445













1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997



Atlantic, Northwest

26 622

25 393

31 054

30 858

24 608

30 850

44 655

31 311



Atlantic, Western Central

5 589

4 083

4 631

3 582

9 612

3 497

1 228

3 126



Pacific, Eastern Central

816

686

652

1 475

1 214

1 527

2 753

3 176



Pacific, Northeast

1 549

5 348

17 756

2 159

2 355

1 680

3 407

2 812



Total

34 576

35 510

54 093

38 074

37 789

37 554

52 043

40 425



Source: FAO - FIDI.

Table 26 US shark production by product type in tonnes

Year

Frozen

Fresh/chilled fillets

Frozen fillets

Total

1978

-

1 087

-

1 087

1979

-

1 275

2 011

3 286

1980

-

1 148

2 003

3 151

1981

-

7

946

953

1982

-

228

2 997

3 225

1983

-

84

2 408

2 492

1984

-

311

3 144

3 455

1985

-

523

2 398

2 921

1986

-

928

1 112

2 040

1987

-

3 786

703

4 489

1988

-

396

2 017

2 413

1989

403

1 068

1 518

2 989

1990

1 900

2 857

1 886

6 643

1991

2 745

1 754

2 409

6 908

1992

4 733

1 591

6 637

12 961

1993

3 097

1 260

6 948

11 305

1994

3 646

898

7 645

12 189

1995

7 032

853

7 088

14 973

1996

7 206

854

4 688

12 748

1997

4 725

2 537

2 907

10 169

Source: FAO - FIDI.

Table 27 US imports of fresh and chilled sharks by country in tonnes

Country

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

Canada

1 491

1 721

1 380

1 031

581

1 259

1 922

2 130

1 610

1 626

Mexico

237

176

228

461

619

681

362

415

365

414

Ecuador

151

301

410

341

177

409

369

530

351

129

Costa Rica

393

410

420

356

370

282

340

180

118

110

Nicaragua

-

-

-

2

-

56

1

5

14

75

Chile

11

38

8

-

16

8

39

63

114

66

Peru

1

-

-

2

-

17

1

0

1

11

Trinidad & Tobago

2

0

2

-

-

3

0

0

1

9

El Salvador

-

-

1

-

1

-

0

4

2

8

Uruguay

-

-

-

-

-

7

1

1

1

1

Taiwan PC

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

Venezuela

-

5

4

-

0

3

0

1

0

0

Portugal

-

-

-

-

-

-

5

0

2

-

Barbados

-

0

-

-

-

-

0

0

1

-

Panama

-

-

-

-

-

1

10

1

0

-

Iceland

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

1

0

-

Bahamas

-

-

-

-

18

-

-

-

-

-

Brazil

-

-

-

-

1

2

-

-

-

-

Christmas Island

-

-

-

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

Colombia

-

-

1

1

3

-

-

-

-

-

Dominican Rep.

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Guatemala

-

-

1

5

-

-

-

-

-

-

Honduras

-

-

-

-

2

-

-

-

-

-

Hong Kong

-

-

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Italy

-

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Jamaica

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Korea Rep.

-

-

-

-

38

-

-

-

-

-

St.Vincent-Grenadines

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

Switzerland

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Total

2 286

2 653

2 455

2 199

1 826

2 728

3 051

3 331

2 581

2 452

Source: NMFS.

Table 28 US imports of fresh and chilled sharks by country in US$ 1 000

Country

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

Canada

594

601

531

433

381

802

1 029

885

1 087

850

Ecuador

405

862

1 049

932

528

1 308

1 376

1 979

1 261

451

Mexico

462

335

541

913

1 190

1 161

606

568

396

430

Costa Rica

1 311

1 327

1 023

939

1 293

995

1 109

471

327

306

Nicaragua

-

-

-

5

-

138

3

40

35

281

Chile

37

158

39

-

57

26

136

212

435

263

Trinidad & Tobago

10

1

6

-

-

4

-

-

7

49

Peru

1

-

-

3

-

38

6

-

5

40

El Salvador

-

-

2

-

2

-

-

18

6

33

Taiwan PC










8

Uruguay

-

-

-

-

-

13

6

4

3

5

Venezuela

-

19

11

-

11

12

2

7

3

2

Portugal

-

-

-

-

-

-

17

-

5

-

Barbados

-

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

-

Iceland

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

4

-

-

Panama

-

-

-

-

-

3

19

2

-

-

Jamaica

-

15

-

-

-

-

-

2

-

-

Bahamas

-

-

-

-

41

-

-

-

-

-

Brazil

-

-

-

-

1

3

-

-

-

-

Christmas Island

-

-

-

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

Colombia

-

-

3

4

11

-

-

-

-

-

Dominican Rep.

-

4

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Guatemala

-

-

2

11

-

-

-

-

-

-

Honduras

-

-

-

-

4

-

-

-

-

-

Hong Kong

-

-

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Italy

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Korea Rep.

-

-

-

-

10

-

-

-

-

-

St.Vincent-Grenadines

-

-

-

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

Switzerland

4

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Total

2 823

3 327

3 209

3 246

3 529

4 502

4 308

4 191

3 571

2 717

Source: NMFS.

Table 29 US imports of frozen sharks by country in tonnes

Country

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

Spain

-

1

-

1

-

-

-

2

20

116

Canada

17

33

47

33

53

93

31

15

13

22

Peru

-

10

-

-

-

6

-

-

2

20

Nicaragua

-

-

1

7

-

5

-

-

-

7

Mexico

44

-

5

-

-

-

2

11

2

3

Hong Kong

91

19

-

1

0

2

-

5

9

1

New Zealand

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

Fiji

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

Singapore

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

Thailand

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

Chile

13

2

-

-

33

13

1

-

8

-

Costa Rica

-

-

22

0

0

36

-

-

3

-

Turks & Caicos Islands

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

-

Japan

3

1

0

-

-

3

4

2

1

-

Trinidad & Tobago

0

13

19

0

-

-

-

-

1

-

Ecuador

-

17

20

-

13

-

14

-

-

-

UK

15

-

-

-

-

-

9

-

-

-

Philippines

13

-

-

-

-

-

8

-

-

-

Argentina

-

-

-

-

2

-

-

-

-

-

Bangladesh

-

-

-

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

Guyana

-

-

-

0

-

0

-

-

-

-

Honduras

-

-

-

-

-

3

-

-

-

-

India

-

-

5

6

-

-

-

-

-

-

Malaysia

-

-

-

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

Morocco

-

-

-

-

0

-

-

-

-

-

Netherland Antilles

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Portugal

3

3

1

9

5

4

-

-

-

-

Taiwan PC

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

Uruguay

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Venezuela

-

-

-

1

4

-

-

-

-

-

Total

200

100

123

60

110

166

69

35

62

169

Source: NMFS.


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