COMMERCIAL FISH PRODUCTION IN
THE GREAT LAKES 1867-2006
Norman S. Baldwin, Robert W. Saalfeld,
Margaret Ross Dochoda, Howard J. Buettner, and Randy L. Eshenroder
Updated: December 2009
Commercial fish catch data (called production) were first published by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission in 1962 (Technical Report No.3) and covered the period 1867-1960. A supplement covering the years 1961-1968 was released in 1970, and a revised edition covering the years 1867-1977 was published in 1979. This second update of a web-based version covers the period 1867-2006, but also has more-recent data where available. It will be updated at five-year intervals, and is intended for open use by the public. We ask only that the Commission be acknowledged when these records are used in presentations and publications.
Citation: Baldwin, N. A., R. W. Saalfeld, M. R. Dochoda, H. J. Buettner, and R.L. Eshenroder. 2009. Commercial Fish Production in the Great Lakes 1867-2006 [online]. Available from http://www.glfc.org/databases/commercial/commerc.php.
Notes on Statistics
Fish Weight Conventions
You can download data in either Microsoft Excel or Access format (Right
click the link and save to local disk).
Production amounts have been rounded to the nearest thousand pounds.
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