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2014 Aquaculture Production

October 03, 2015

2014 Aquaculture Production Infographic

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In 2014, U.S. aquatic farmers produced 607 million pounds of seafood valued at $1.3 billion, according to the most recent Fisheries of the United States report. Marine production has increased in both volume and value since 2009. The value of total U.S. aquaculture production now equals about 20 percent of the value of the U.S. commercial wild catch. 

Atlantic salmon is the leading species for marine finfish aquaculture (41.2 million pounds), while oysters have the highest volume (33.3 million pounds) for marine shellfish production. Thriving shellfish industries can be found in all coastal regions of the United States. The Atlantic and Pacific Coast states produce more oysters, clams, and mussels by value ($121 and $122 million, respectively), while the Gulf states produce more by volume (20 million pounds).

Statistics in the infographic can be found in the Fisheries of the United States, 2015 report, which NOAA Fisheries compiles as an annual snapshot documenting the importance of fishing and aquaculture to the nation.

Last updated by on May 31, 2019