2013 USA Seafood Landings

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U.S. fishermen landed 9.9 billion pounds of fish and shellfish, valued at $5.5 billion in 2013, according to the 2013 Fisheries of the United States report from NOAA Fisheries.

The report shows that while national total of fish and shellfish landings remained about the same, total landings of wild salmon topped one billion pounds, setting a new record, up 68 percent from 2012.

For the 17th consecutive year, the Alaska port of Dutch Harbor led the nation with the highest amount of seafood landed. Dutch Harbor fishers landed 753 million pounds valued at $197 million.

For the 14th consecutive year, New Bedford, Massachusetts had the nation’s highest valued catch. Approximately 130 million pounds of seafood, valued at $379 million were landed at New England’s most famous port. Sea scallops accounted for more than 81 percent of the value of New Bedford landings.

source: Fisheries of the United States, 2013 (NOAA Fisheries)

This article was originally published to commercial-fishing.org: November 4, 2014