Hawai‘i Ranks as 7th Most Valuable US Port in Seafood Landed
The National Marine Fisheries Service today released its Fisheries of the United States, 2017 report, with Honolulu continuing as the 7th most valuable US port in terms of landed seafood. Hawaiʻi had $104 million in landings, which is defined as the catches of marine fish harvested from the sea and brought to land at ports.
The port with the highest value of seafood was New Bedford, Mass., with $389 million in landings, followed by five Alaska ports with landings ranging from $106 million to $173 million. Hawaiʻi’s $104 million in landings was followed by 8th-place Empire-Venice, La., with $100 million in landings; 9th place Cape May-Wildwood, NJ, with $81 million in landings; and 10th-place Sitka, Alaska, with $75 million in seafood landings.
Valued at $120 million, the commercial fishery statewide in Hawaiʻi is the state’s #1 food producer; followed by Macadamia nuts ranked second with a farm-gate value of nearly $55 million; and cattle in 3rd place with a value of nearly $44 million, according to the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council.