September 27, 2012 | Vol. 39, No. 39

Fish Factor

Dutch Harbor remains the nations top fishing port

Dutch Harbor-Unalaska held onto the title of the nation’s top fishing port for the 15th year in a row, with over 700 million pounds of fish and crab crossing the docks there last year, a 36% increase from 2010.  New Bedford, Massachusetts remained as the priciest port with landings, mostly scallops, worth nearly $370 million at the docks.   Dutch Harbor ranked second again for seafood value at $207 million, an increase of $44 million

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The numbers come from the annual Fisheries of the United States Report just released by NOAA Fisheries. Overall, the report paints a healthy picture of th...

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