For the 16th year in a row, Dutch Harbor ranked as the nation’s top fishing port with 752 million pounds crossing those docks last year, valued at $214 million.
The number two port for
landings again was
Empire-Venice, Louisiana. The “Aleutian Islands” jumped to third place with 456 million pounds led by deliveries to Akutan, and bumped Kodiak to number four with 393 million pounds landed in 2012. In all, 13 Alaska ports made the Top 50 list for poundage, according to the annual Fisheries of the United States report by NOAA Fisheries.
For value of the catch, New Bedford, Mas...