Imported Seafood Supply – Over 90% of the seafood consumed in the U.S. is imported from other countries around the world. This number continues to rise in order to meet consumer demand.
Commercial Fisheries – About 9.5 billion pounds of edible seafood products with a dockside value of $5.4 billion were landed in the U.S. in 2014.
Aquaculture Production – The production of farm raised fish and shellfish in 2014 was about 608 million pounds worth $1.33 billion. In the United States,
More Domestic Jobs – A N.O.A.A. memo predicts that doubling U.S. aquaculture would result in 50,000 domestic jobs and a billion dollars of new value.