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New Bedford Tops Again In Fishing

Once again New Bedford is first in the nation in the commercial value of fish landed. NOAA Fisheries has announced that Dutch Harbor, Alaska, was the top port in terms of volume in 2012, but New Bedford’s dollar value, $411 million, was nearly double that of Dutch Harbor’s $214 million for the 13th staright year. Eighty percent of New Bedford’s catch is scallops… for Dutch Harbor it is wall-eyed pollock. The dollar value in New Bedford represents an increase over 2011, when the catch totaled $369 million. According to NOAA, New Bedford’s total volume in 2012 of 143 million pounds represents a sharp increase over 2011, when it was 117 million.

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