The NOAA Fisheries, Fisheries Statistics Division has automated data summary programs that anyone can use to rapidly and easily summarize U.S. commercial fisheries landings.
Great Lakes Commercial Fishery Landings
About the Data: The 1971-2001 Great Lakes commercial fishery landings data are courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey, Great Lakes Science Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. These data report the round (live) weight of all landed finfish captured by U.S. fishermen, but do not report Canadian commercial landings. These Great Lakes data include finfish that were landed but not sold and may differ from data reported in NOAA Fisheries annual, monthly and gear web query programs which usually do not report finfish landings unless they are sold.
About the query: Please limit the scope of your queries whenever possible. The below query programs can summarize landings for a single species and any number of years in a few seconds, but it may take a few minutes to summarize landings for all states or lakes by individual species because the query must examine more than 2 million records. A summary of landings for all states, years and species will generate about 3,300 records and may take a few minutes to run, several minutes to write the output to your monitor, and many additional minutes to print. If you are going to make an extensive query and ask for data from all states or lakes for all species for several years, we suggest you choose the "ASCII File" output (rather than "Table") and load the summarized data directly to your computer.