On average, Americans ate 14.6 pounds of fish and shellfish in 2014, according to NOAA Fisheries’ annual report, Fisheries of the United States 2014.
U.S. fishermen landed 9.5 billion pounds of fish and shellfish, valued at $5.4 billion, in 2014. The total volume and value for 2014 was higher than the average for the past five years.
For the 18th consecutive year, the Alaska port of Dutch Harbor led the nation with the highest amount of seafood landed while New Bedford, Massachusetts, had the highest valued catch for the 15th consecutive year.
The Fisheries of the United States 2014 report is available at: http://st.nmfs.noaa.gov/commercial-fisheries/fus/fus14/index.
Originally published: November 2, 2015