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Historical brine shrimp harvest data

  Harvest year     Number of CORs     Total pounds*  
1985–1986 n/a 298,035
1986–1987 n/a 1,887,300
1987–1988 n/a 7,012,775
1988–1989 n/a 6,806,415
1989–1990 n/a 10,268,232
1990–1991 n/a 8,927,818
1991–1992 26 13,532,797
1992–1993 20 10,172,399
1993–1994 18 8,864,092
1994–1995 29 6,485,954
1995–1996 63 14,749,596
1996–1997 79 14,679,498
1997–1998 79 6,113,695
1998–1999 79 4,606,352
1999–2000 79 2,631,853
2000–2001 79 19,963,087
2001–2002 79 18,287,569
2002–2003 79 25,729,490
2003–2004 79 5,007,709
2004–2005 79 6,821,167
2005–2006 79 9,716,700
2006–2007 79 17,344,187
2007–2008 79 14,817,210
2008–2009 79 19,646,933
2009–2010 79 19,830,451
2010–2011 79 24,423,031
2011–2012 79 20,030,610
2012–2013 79 28,825,109
2013–2014 79 32,070,464

*Total pounds of raw biomass harvested as reported by the harvest companies. Raw biomass includes cysts, empty shells, brine shrimp, algae, and other material. Yield of dry, processed cysts from the raw biomass varies annually.

CORs = Certificates of Registration and are analogous to harvesting permits. CORs were not issued until 1991.

The data presented here are from an unpublished internal report of the Division of Wildlife Resources and have not been verified for accuracy.