NOAA: New Bedford, Dutch top fishing ports

WASHINGTON — Federal fisheries regulators say New Bedford, Massachusetts, remains the top fishing port for revenue, while Dutch Harbor, Alaska, remains tops for volume.

The annual report released Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration found that the 2014 commercial fish catch was comparable to the catch from the year before.

NOAA Fisheries says the value of the catch nationwide dropped slightly, from $5.5 billion in 2013 to $5.4 billion last year, and the volume declined from 9.9 billion pounds to 9.5 billion pounds.

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Jessica Hathaway

Jessica Hathaway is the editor in chief of National Fisherman. She has been covering the fishing industry for 13 years, serves on the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s Communications Committee and is a National Fisheries Conservation Center board member.

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