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Fisheries of the United States, 2016

October 30, 2017

Each year NOAA Fisheries compiles key fisheries statistics from the previous year into an annual snapshot documenting fishing’s importance to the nation. The 2016 report provides landings totals for both domestic recreational and commercial fisheries by species and allows us to track important indicators such as annual seafood consumption and the productivity of top fishing ports. These statistics provide valuable insights — but to fully understand the overall condition of our fisheries, they must be looked at in combination with other biological, social, and economic factors of ecosystem and ocean health.

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Please see our commercial landings queries for the most up-to-date numbers for landings volume and value.


To download the infographics, see the menu to the right with more information.


2016 U.S. Commercial Fisheries and Seafood Industry, Highlights


2016 U.S. Commercial Fisheries and Seafood Industry, Top Ports by Volume and Value of Seafood Landed


2016 U.S. Commercial Fisheries and Seafood Industry, How Our Catch is Used


2016 Value of Processed Fishery Products


2016 U.S. Trade with East Asia


2016 U.S. Recreational Fisheries, Saltwater Trips and Catch


2016 U.S. Recreational Fisheries, Top Species by Pounds Harvested


2015 U.S. Aquaculture Production, Highlights

Last updated by Office of Science and Technology on April 03, 2019