New Bedford Has Highest Value Port For 15th Consecutive Year
There's some good news for New Bedford in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's annual report on Fisheries of The United States.
The nation's fishermen landed more than $5 billion worth of fish in 2014, and the Port of New Bedford again is the top port in the United States, when it comes to the dollar-value of fish landed.
"New Bedford again, for the 15th consecutive year has the highest value catch, 140 million pounds that was valued at $328 million. Most of that was due to the Atlantic sea-scallop fishery", according to NOAA's Chief Scientist Dr. Richard Merrick.
Dr. Merrick says the port of Dutch-Harbor, Alaska landed the most fish, nearly 762 million pounds.