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COMMERCIAL FISHERIES STATISTICS

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Fisheries of the United States - 2011

Please note important data corrections

This publication is a preliminary report for 2011 on commercial and a final report for 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. This annual report provides timely answers to frequently asked questions.

SOURCES OF DATA

Information in this report came from many sources. Field offices of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), with the generous cooperation of the coastal states and Regional Fishery Information Networks, collected and compiled data on U.S. commercial landings and processed fishery products.

The NMFS Fisheries Statistics Division in Silver Spring, MD, managed the collection and compilation of recreational statistics, in cooperation with various States and Interstate Fisheries Commissions, and tabulated and prepared all data for publication. Sources of other data appearing in this publication are: U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.

PRELIMINARY AND FINAL DATA

Data in this publication are considered to be preliminary for 2011 and are subject to revision.  For the most current data please visit the data queries pages on the website of the NMFS Fisheries Statistics Division: http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/commercial/.

The Fisheries Statistics Division takes this opportunity to thank states, industry, and foreign nations who provided the data that made this publication possible.  Program leaders of the field offices were: Greg Power, Ted Hawes, Victor Vecchio and Joan Palmer for the New England, Middle Atlantic, and Chesapeake states; Scott Nelson, U.S. Geological Survey, for the Great Lakes states; David Gloeckner, Larry Beerkircher, and  Jay Boulet for the South Atlantic and Gulf states; Bill Jacobson and Craig D’Angelo, for California; David Hamm, for Hawaii and the Pacific Islands; Geoff White and Julie Defilippi, Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistical Program, for Maine to Virginia; Brad Stenberg, Pacific Fisheries Information Network, for Oregon and Washington; and Robert Ryznar and Camille Kohler, Alaska Fisheries Information Network, for Alaska.

NOTES

The time series of U.S. catch by species and distance from shore included in this year’s “Fisheries of the U.S.” is estimated by the National Marine Fisheries Service.

As in past issues of this publication, the units of quantity and value are defined as follows unless otherwise noted: U.S. landings are shown in round weight (except mollusks which are in meat weight); quantities shown for U.S. imports and exports are in product weight, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of the Census; the value of the U.S. domestic commercial landings is exvessel;  in the Review Section on important species, deflated exvessel prices are shown. The deflated value was computed using the Gross Domestic Products Implicit Price Deflator using a base year 2005; the value for U.S. imports is generally the market value in the foreign (exporting) country and, therefore, excludes U.S. import duties, freight charges and insurance from the foreign country to the United States. The value for exports is generally the value at the U.S. port of export, based on the selling price, including inland freight, insurance, and other charges. Countries and territories shown in the U.S. foreign trade section are established for statistical purposes in the Tariff Schedules of the United States Annotated (International Trade Commission) and reported by the U.S. Bureau of the Census.

SUGGESTIONS

The Fisheries Statistics Division wishes to provide the kinds of data sought by users of fishery statistics, and welcomes comments or suggestions that will improve this publication.

Address all comments or questions to:

Fisheries Statistics Division, (F/ST1)
National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA
1315 East-West Highway - Rm. 12441
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
PHONE: 301-427-8103 / FAX: 301-713-4137
http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/commercial/

Members of the Office of Science and Technology in Silver Spring who helped with this publication were:  Heather Austin, Daryl Bullock, Rita Curtis, Lauren Dolinger Few, Josanne Fabian, John Foster, Tim Haverland, Laura Johansen, Steven Koplin, Anjunell Lewis, Michael Lewis, Michael Liddel, Alan Lowther, Tom Sminkey, David Van Voorhees, Henny Winarsoo, and Melissa Yencho.

The entire publication is available for download or you may view individual chapters:

Cover, Preface, Table of Contents, and Review

U.S. COMMERCIAL FISHERY LANDINGS
Species
Disposition
Regions and States
Ports
Catch by species and distance from shore
U.S. Landings for Territorial Possessions
U.S. Aquaculture Estimated Production
Top Recreational and Commercial Species

U.S. MARINE RECREATIONAL FISHERIES
Review
Harvest by species
Harvest by distance-from-shore and species group
Harvest and total live releases by species group
Finfish harvest and releases by state
Number of anglers and trips by state

WORLD FISHERIES
World Aquaculture & Commercial Catches
Countries, Continents & Oceans
Species groups & Disposition
Imports and exports, by leading countries

U.S. PRODUCTION OF PROCESSED FISHERY PRODUCTS
Review
Value
Fish sticks, fish portions, and breaded shrimp
Fillets and steaks
Canned
Industrial

FOREIGN TRADE
Review
Trade balance (addition)
U.S. IMPORTS:
Principal items
Edible and nonedible
Continent and country
Groundfish fillets and steaks, species & blocks
Canned tuna and quota
Shrimp, by country of origin
Shrimp, by product type
Industrial
U.S. EXPORTS:
Edible and nonedible 
Principal items
Edible and nonedible
Continent and country
Shrimp and lobster
Salmon and surimi
Crab
Industrial

U.S. SUPPLY
Edible and nonedible
Finfish and shellfish
Blocks, fillets and steaks
Tuna, fresh and frozen
Salmon, fresh and frozen
Canned salmon, tuna
Crab, king, snow, crabmeat
Lobster
Clams, oysters, scallops
Shrimp
Industrial

PER CAPITA
Review
U.S. consumption
Consumption by product
World consumption-by region and country
U.S. use

VALUE ADDED
FAQ Sheet for the Value Added Table

INDUSTRY INFORMATION
INDEX OF EXVESSEL PRICES
Review
PROCESSORS AND WHOLESALERS
Processors and wholesalers: plants and employment
FISHERY PRODUCTS INSPECTION
 

GENERAL INFORMATION
MAGNUSON-STEVENS FISHERY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT ACT (MSFCMA)
General
Regional Fishery Management Councils
 
GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
Headquarters
Regions
Statistical offices
NOAA LIBRARY
SEA GRANT
GLOSSARY
FEDERAL INSPECTION MARKS FOR FISHERY PRODUCTS
STATISTICAL HIGHLIGHTS