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NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Mike Hutt, Excutive Director
Virginia Marine Products Board
Phone: 757-874-3474
E-mail: mhutt@vaseafood.org

LANDINGS AND VALUE OF TOP 20 VIRGINIA SPECIES 2012

SPECIES DOCKSIDE VALUE ($) LANDINGS (POUNDS)
SEA SCALLOPS 32,610,300 2,958,571
OYSTERS 25,503,216 3,400,264
BLUE CRABS 24,282,586 18,174,872
CLAMS 22,869,674 2,414,964
FLOUNDER 8,780,253 4,889,196
CROAKER 6,357,757 6,643,491
STRIPED BASS 5,607,819 1,722,504
SPOT 2,946,794 2,095,789
BLACK SEA BASS 1,700,228 493,155
CATFISH 1,078,941 2,576,383
CONCHS 976,426 780,841
MONKFISH 919,942 847,234
MENHADEN 514,377 7,004,812
DOGFISH 442,494 2,219,977
SQUID 323,558 570,153
AMERICAN EEL 294,052 120,546
NORTHERN PUFFER 251,329 70,693
WHELK 235,967 38,442
BLUE FISH 217,584 303,296
DRUM 115,200 129,202

AQUACULTURE LANDINGS (Virginia Marine Resources Commission)

SPECIES DOCKSIDE VALUE ($) LANDINGS (POUNDS)
CLAMS 22,318,794 2,336,186
OYSTERS 15,718,145 1,431,241

2013 U.S. COMMERCIAL LANDINGS FIGURES (NOAA)

STATE DOLLARS POUNDS
ALASKA 1,878,360 5,791,755
LOUISIANA 402,216 1,114,879
VIRGINIA 163,293 381,714

PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION: U.S. per capita consumption of fish and shellfish was 14.5 pounds (edible meat) in 2013

Source: Virginia Marine Resources Commission, NOAA/United States Department of Commerce – November 05, 2014
Virginia Institute of Marine Science and Virginia Sea Grant Extension Program – July 2013

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