New Bedford Ranked No.1 in Catch Value Again

Photo/New England Boating, Tom Richardson.
Photo/New England Boating, Tom Richardson.

SouthCoastToday: For the 13th consecutive year, New Bedford is first in the nation in the commercial value of fish landed here, NOAA Fisheries announced Wednesday [October 30].

Dutch Harbor, Alaska was the top port in terms of volume in 2012, but New Bedford‘s dollar value, $411 million, was nearly double that of Dutch Harbor, $214 million.

Eighty percent of New Bedford‘s catch is scallops; for Dutch Harbor it is wall-eyed pollock.

Read more about New Bedford’s catch value ranking.