Commercial landings (edible and industrial) by U.S. fishermen at ports in the 50 states were 9.7 billion pounds or 4.4 million metric tons valued at $5.2 billion in 2015 – an increase of 232 million pounds (up 2.4%) and a decrease of $244 million (down 4.5%) compared with 2014.
Alaska led all states in volume with landings of 6.0 billion pounds, followed by: Louisiana, 1.1 billion pounds; Virginia, 410.3 million pounds Washington, 363.0 million pounds; and Mississippi, 304.1 million pounds.
Alaska led all states in value of landings with $1.8 billion, followed by: Maine, $588.3 million; Massachusetts, $524.9 million; Louisiana, $339.8 million; and Washington, $274.1 million.
Dutch Harbor, Alaska, was the leading U.S. port in quantity of commercial fishery landings, followed by: Kodiak, Alaska; Aleutian Islands (Other), Alaska; Intracoastal City, Louisiana; and Empire-Venice, Louisiana.
New Bedford, Massachusetts was the leading U.S. port in terms of value, followed by: Dutch Harbor, Alaska; Kodiak, Alaska; Aleutian Islands (Other), Alaska; and Empire-Venice, Louisiana.
Finfish accounted for 88 percent of the total landings, but only 46 percent of the value. Edible fish and shellfish landings in the 50 states were almost 7.8 billion pounds (3.5 million metric tons) in 2014 – a decrease of 78 million pounds (35 metric tons) compared with 2014.
Landings for reduction and other industrial purposes were almost 2 billion pounds (892,679 metric tons) in 2015 – an increase of 19 percent compared with 2014.
Commercial landings by U.S. fishermen at ports outside the 50 states provided an additional 547.5 million pounds (248,363 metric tons) valued at $284 million. This was a decrease of 15 percent, or 96 million pounds (43,586 metric tons) in quantity and a decrease of $154 million (35%) in value compared with 2014.
Tuna landings by U.S.-flag vessels at ports outside the continental United States amounted to 547.5 million pounds. Tuna were landed in American Samoa and other foreign ports.
Estimated U.S. per capita consumption of fish and shellfish was 15.5 pounds (edible meat) in 2015. This total was an increase of 0.9 pounds from the 14.6 pounds consumed in 2014.
source: Fisheries of the United States, 2015