2019 USA Seafood Landings

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Commercial landings by U.S. fishermen at ports in the 50 states were 9.3 billion pounds (4.2 million metric tons) valued at $5.5 billion in 2019, according to Fisheries of the United States, 2019.

U.S. Seafood Landings – Volume and Value

U.S. landings decreased by about 0.8% with the overall value down 2.0% compared with 2018. Finfish accounted for 89 percent of the total landings and 45 percent of the value.

Alaska led all states in volume with landings of 5.6 billion pounds, followed by: Louisiana, 896.4 million pounds; Washington, 544.4 million pounds; Virginia, 390.6 million pounds; and Mississippi, 340.8 million pounds.

Alaska led all states in value of landings with $1.8 billion, followed by: Massachusetts, $679.3 million; Maine, $577.9 million; Washington, $308.5 million; and Louisiana, $305.3 million.

Dutch Harbor, Alaska, was the leading U.S. port in quantity of commercial fishery landings, followed by: Aleutian Islands (Other), Kodiak, Alaska; Reedville, Virginia; Pascagoula-Moss Point, Mississippi; Intracoastal City, Louisiana; and Empire-Venice, Louisiana.

New Bedford, Massachusetts was the leading U.S. port in terms of value, followed by: Naknek, Alaska; Dutch Harbor, Alaska; Aleutian Islands (Other), Alaska; Bristol Bay (Other), Alaska; and Kodiak, Alaska.

Tuna landings by U.S.-flag vessels at ports outside the continental United States amounted to 477 million pounds.

U.S. Aquaculture Production (2018)

In 2018, estimated freshwater plus marine U.S. aquaculture production was 680 million pounds with a value of $1.5 billion, an increase of 49.1 million pounds (7.8%) in volume and an increase of $27.6 million (1.8%) in value from 2017.

Atlantic salmon was the leading species for marine finfish aquaculture, with an estimated 36.4 million pounds produced, valued at $66.5 million.

Oysters had the highest volume for marine shellfish production (44.7 million pounds, up 2.7 million pounds from the previous year).

Fisheries of the United States Reports

Fisheries of the United States is the annual National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) yearbook of fishery statistics for the United States for 2019. The report has been produced in its various forms for more than 100 years.

The report provides data on U.S. recreational catch and commercial fisheries landings and value as well as other aspects of U.S. commercial fishing.

In addition, data are reported on U.S. aquaculture production, the U.S. fishery processing industry, imports and exports of fishery-related products, and domestic supply and per capita consumption of fishery products.

The focus is not on economic analysis, although value of landings, processed products, and foreign trade are included.

Fisheries of the United States reports can be found at:


source: Fisheries of the United States, 2019

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