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Petersburg 17th highest ranked U.S. port for 2013


Petersburg pulled in 123 million pounds of fish in 2013, making it the 17th top U.S. port for commercial fishery landings last year, according to the annual NOAA fisheries report.

A record-breaking salmon year, 2013 landings were more than double those of 2012 when fishermen brought in 52 million pounds of fish. This reflected a national trend: “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,” according to NOAA.

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