United Fishermen of Alaska has released an updated comprehensive look at commercial fishing statewide with an interactive map detailing the specifics for the year 2013 for towns, boroughs and census areas from the Yukon-Koyukuk area to the western Aleutians.
UFA details how Alaska’s largest private-sector employer provides tens of thousands of jobs producing billions of pounds of seafood for Alaska, the U.S. and the world.
Some surprises include Cordova as the town with the most commercial fishing boats, with 704, beating out what would seem a more likely top port, Kodiak, which trailed with 685. Homer had 581.
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