Fish Factor: Telling report released by NOAA fisheries - Kodiak Daily Mirror: Laine Welch

Fish Factor: Telling report released by NOAA fisheries

Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 9:00 am

The U.S. seafood industry’s contribution to the nation’s economy sank a bit, while Alaska’s output increased slightly and dollar values held steady.

An eagerly anticipated annual report released last week by NOAA Fisheries measures the economic impacts of U.S. commercial and recreational fisheries. It highlights values, jobs and sales for 2015, along with a 10-year snapshot of comparisons. A second report provides the status of U.S. fish stocks for 2016.

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