U.S. fishermen landed 9.5 billion pounds of fish and shellfish, valued at $5.4 billion, in 2014, according to the latest Fisheries of the United States report from NOAA Fisheries.
The Alaska port of Dutch Harbor led the nation with the highest amount of seafood landed 761.8 million pounds. The Dutch Harbor catch was primarily walleye pollock.
For the 15th consecutive year, New Bedford, Massachusetts, had the highest valued catch, worth $328.8 million. Sea scallops made up the majority of value of New Bedford landings.
The report shows that the average American ate 14.6 pounds of fish and shellfish in 2014.
The Fisheries of the United States 2014 report is available at http://st.nmfs.noaa.gov/commercial-fisheries/fus/fus14/index.
source: NOAA Fisheries
This article was originally published to commercial-fishing.org: November 9, 2015.