Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Dutch Harbor remains U.S. Top Fishing Port

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its seafood rankings for 2010, and Dutch Harbor/Unalaska at the entrance to the Aleutian chain tops the list for landings. Approximately 515 million pounds of seafood crossed the docks here last year – that’s almost 100 million more pounds than Reedville, Virginia, the next busiest port. The community has now been first on that list for 22 years in a row.
Seven other Alaskan communities are also on that list. Kodiak ranks fifth with 325 million pounds, and Cordova is eighth with almost 150 million pounds. Naknek, Ketchikan, Seward, Sitka, and Petersburg also made the top 20.

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