NOAA Fisheries recently released its Fisheries Economics of the U.S., 2014, the ninth annual economic report of U.S. commercial and recreational fishing activities and fishing-related industries.
For 2014, U.S. Commercial fishermen harvested 9.4 billion pounds of finfish and shellfish valued at $5.5 billion.
The U.S. seafood industry supported nearly 1.4 million jobs and generated $153 billion in sales impacts in 2014. Seafood industry jobs increased by 3% from the previous year.
source: NOAA Fisheries
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