Alaska Fish Factor: Cordova, Sitka, Ketchikan and Petersburg were top 20 Alaska ports in 2017
December 20, 2018
Alaska is the nation’s super power when it comes to seafood.
American fishermen landed just shy of 10 billion pounds of fish and shellfish last year valued at $5.4 billion, both up slightly. Of that, Alaska accounted for 61 percent of total landings (6 billion pounds) and 33 percent of the value ($1.8 billion).
That’s according to the 2017 Fisheries of the US Report just released by NOAA Fisheries which covers all U.S. regions and species, recreational fishing, aquaculture, trade and much more. The popular annual report also includes the top 50 U.S. ports for seafood landings and va...