National Fisherman's Melissa Wood shares her stories as a writer and editor covering the U.S. fishing industry.
Wednesday, 25 September 2013
In the days before imported shrimp, Louisiana led U.S. states in volume with 761 million pounds — 16 percent of the U.S. catch. California was the leader in value with $49 million thanks to ports like Monterey (shown), which was home to a large number of seiners targeting sardines.
Farther down the California coast, San Pedro was the port with the most landings with 348 million pounds. While Alaska accounts for half of U.S. landings now, its rich waters made up just 8 percent of the catch in 1963.
National Fisherman Live for Feb. 27, 2014
PORTSMOUTH, NH - The New Hampshire Fish and Lobster Festival, known locally as Fishtival, invites the community to Portsmouth's Prescott Park each September to honor, celebrate and rediscover the proud tradition of small-scale, local commercial groundfishing in New Hampshire and its valuable contribution to our local food system, local economy and local culture. Now, the mission continues with the announcement of small grants available from the proceeds of the 2013 event.
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