NOAA Releases 2010 Seafood Landing Port Rankings

NOAA Fisheries released the 2010 port rankings for seafood landings on Wednesday. Dutch Harbor-Unalaska is once again at the top of the list in terms of tonnage, with 515.2 million pounds crossing the docks. Reedville, Virginia was number two, 89-million pounds behind. Kodiak was number five, with 325.3 million pounds landed. Cordova was eighth at 147.7 million. Other Alaska towns in the top 20 were Naknek, Ketchikan, Seward, Sitka and Petersburg.

New Bedford, Mass., which was ninth in poundage, was on top by far, in terms of value, with a catch worth $306-million. Dutch was second at $163.1-million, followed by Kodiak at $128.1-million.

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Jay Barrett is the news director at KMXT in Kodiak.

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