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Fish Factor: Alaska claims the top three fishing ports in the U.S.

 


Alaska claimed the top three fishing ports for landings again last year, and led all U.S. states in terms of seafood landings and values.

“The Alaska port of Dutch Harbor continued to lead the nation with the highest amount of seafood landings – 761.8 million pounds, 87 percent of which was walleye pollock,” said Dr. Richard Merrick in announcing the national rankings last week from the annual Fisheries of the U.S. report for 2014.

It’s the 18 year in a row that Dutch Harbor has claimed the top spot for fish landings. Kodiak ranked second and the Aleutian Islands was number three, t...



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