New Bedford, MA, Richest Fishing Port in Nation


SouthCoastToday: New Bedford once again reeled in the most money of any fishing port in the country last year, despite a decline in volume, thanks to high scallop prices.

The city’s port ranked No. 1 in dollar amount in 2010, landing $306 million worth of fish, a 23 percent increase over the year before. New Bedford has taken the top place in value for 11 straight years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Wednesday.

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