By volume and value, seafood ports in Alaska, Washington and Oregon stand out in the latest federal seafood status report released today.
The statistics included in the 2013 edition of Fisheries in the United States, released by NOAA, ranks Dutch Harbor in first place.
Alaska’s Aleutian Island ports ranked second in landings, with 470 million pounds, up from 456 million pounds in 2012, and Kodiak, AK., was third with deliveries totaling 426 million pounds, up from 393 million pounds in 2012.
Alaska Peninsula ports, ranked eighth for volume, saw poundage slip from 191 million pounds in 2012 to 187 million pounds last year, while Cordova, AK, ranked 11th by volume, saw a huge jump from deliveries of 84 million pounds landed in 2012 to 147 million pounds in 2013. Ketchikan, AK., ranked 12th by volume, likewise saw a jump from 74 million pounds delivered in 2012 to 144 million pounds delivered in 2013.
Westport, WA., ranked 13th, saw its deliveries rise from 133 million pounds, in 2012 to 140 million pounds in 2013.
New Bedford, MA., ranked 14th, saw a drop in volume from 143 million pounds delivered to 130 million pounds. At Newport, OR., deliveries rose from 80 million pounds to 127 million pounds. Harvesters delivered 126 million pounds at Sitka, up from 67 million pounds a year earlier, and at Petersburg, AK., deliveries rose from 52 million pounds to 123 million pounds.
In rankings by value of deliveries to top U.S. seafood ports, Dutch Harbor, like New Bedford, saw a drop in the overall value of deliveries in 2013, down from $214 million in 2012 to $197 million in 2013, while Kodiak saw value drop from $170 million to $154 million.
Rounding out the top 10 ports nationally for volume, the Aleutian Islands slipped from $119 million to $105 million, the Alaska Peninsula saw value rise from $99 million to $102 million, and Honolulu, Hawaii, slipped from $100 million to $95 million.
Seventh ranked Cordova meanwhile saw value of deliveries jump from $40 million to $92 million. Values of fish delivered rose from $78 million to $89 million at Naknek, from $66 million to $84 million at Sitka, and from $80 million to $83 million at Empire-Venice, LA.
Ketchikan, ranked 11th in value of overall deliveries, saw a jump from $54 million to $76 million, and Petersburg, from $50 million to $73 million. Brownsville-Port-Isabel, Texas, ranked 13th, reported value rose from $54 million to $73 million, while Galveston, Texas, reported values slipped from $74 million to $72 million.
Fifteenth ranked Seward, AK. saw value rise from $62 million to $70 million, and 16th ranked Westport, WA., from $59 million to $65 million, while 17th ranked Bristol Bay experienced a drop in value from $79 million to $64 million.
Rounding out the top 20, value of deliveries at Dulac-Shauvin, LA were steady at $64 million for both years; Newport, OR values rose from $37 million to $55 million, and at Astoria, OR, values rose from $39 million to $50 million.