The figures on this page present information on HMS landings over the
last 10 years, or 2013 – 2022. Confidential data (less than 3 vessels or
dealers) is excluded from the figures and any reported values.
HMS landings and revenue compared to other species groups
The graph below shows landings in metric tons and inflation-adjusted
ex-vessel revenue from species managed under the Council’s four FMPs.
For HMS this has varied from $24 million to $56 million during this
period. As a portion of total West Coast ex-vessel revenue (including
species not managed under Council FMPs) this equates to between 3% and
North Pacific albacore tuna
In 2022 albacore landings totaled 7,214 metric tons worth $35,272,048
compared to 3,591 metric tons worth $17,072,620 in 2021. The following
figure shows albacore landings (mt) and inflation-adjusted ex-vessel
revenue ($1,000s) by year.
In 2022 swordfish landings totaled 179 metric tons worth $1,390,177
compared to 146 metric tons worth $906,993 in 2021. The following figure
shows landings (mt) and inflation-adjusted ex-vessel revenue ($1,000s)
Tunas (other than albacore)
In 2022 landings of bigeye, bluefin, skipjack, and yellowfin tunas
totaled 1,088 metric tons worth $5,294,901 compared to 678 metric tons
worth $5,386,857 in 2021. The following figure shows landings (mt) and
inflation-adjusted ex-vessel revenue ($1,000s) by year.
The following figure shows Pacific bluefin tuna landings by selected
gear types over the past 10 years. Pacific bluefin catch is subject to
trip limits in order to comply with catch limits pursuant to an
Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Resolution. (Unreported
confidential data is indicated by * and the excluded fishery.) During
this period Purse seine has accounted for most landings, amounting to
74% of the total followed by HMS Hook and Line fishery at 19% and DGN at
Blue shark and dorado landings are relatively modest in commercial
fisheries compared to other HMS. In 2022 blue shark landings amounted to
3 metric tons worth $592 while dorado landings amounted 15 metric tons
worth $113,344. This compares to landings of 2 metric tons worth $171
for blue shark and 7 metric tons worth $38,487 for dorado in 2021. The
following figure shows landings (mt) and inflation-adjusted ex-vessel
revenue for these species by year.