U.S. Fishery: Statistics and Facts

U.S. Fishery - Statistics & Facts

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Alongside recent concerns relating to supply and sustainability issues, overfishing, pollution and climate change are other primary threats facing the global fishing industry. Industry experts assume that the fishery business will benefit from measures taken to prevent overfishing and from the choices individual consumers are making regarding their purchase of sustainably sourced seafood.


The United States was ranked among the leading fishing nations worldwide in 2011, based on capture production. About 9.6 billion pounds of fish were caught in the United States in 2012, resulting in landings revenue of about USD 5.1 billion for the seafood industry. The major domestic species include pollock, menhaden, cod, flatfish and salmon.

The focus of the US seafood industry is mainly concentrated on the Pacific Coast: 6.4 billion pounds of fish were caught in this region alone in 2012. The leading US state in terms of seafood landings was by far Alaska with 5.34 billion pounds, distantly followed by Louisiana, Virginia, and Washington.


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