NOAA has released its Fisheries of the United States - 2009. The publication is a preliminary report for 2009 on commercial and recreational fisheries of the United States with landings from the U.S. territorial seas, the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), and on the high seas.
According to the report:
Americans consumed 15.8 pounds of fish and shellfish per person in 2009, down .2 pounds from 2008 data.
Per capita consumption of fresh and frozen products was 11.8 pounds
Fresh and frozen finfish consumption was 6.2 pounds per capita.
Fresh and frozen shellfish consumption was 5.6 pounds per capita.
Consumption of canned fishery products was 3.7 pounds per capita.
Cured fish consumption was 0.3 pound per capita.
Imports of edible seafood made up 84 percent of the consumption.
Dutch Harbor-Unalaska, Alaska, was the nation’s No. 1 fishing port in terms of volume at 506.3 million pounds.
New Bedford, Ma was the No. 1 fishing port in terms of value at USD 249.2 million.
U.S. imports of edible seafood products amounted to 5.2 billion pounds valued at USD 13.1 billion in 2009.
U.S. exports of edible seafood products came to 2.5 billion pounds valued at USD 4 billion in 2009.