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Seafood

Florida Agricultural Facts, 1998 Edition


Seafood Landings and Value

Year

East Coast Pounds

West Coast Pounds

State Total Pounds

Estimated Value

1997

1996

1995

1994

1993

1992

32,997,429

50,115,999

37,139,468

48,969,581

42,336,137

41,620,358

87,150,644

92,856,952

89,875,422

114,597,297

123,316,340

125,443,960

120,506,170

142,972,951

127,567,975

164,358,964

166,293,984

167,738,125

$210,794,824

$218,574,404

$210,433,556

$208,099,767

$193,081,049

$178,339,716



Finfish Landings and Value

Year

East Coast Pounds

West Coast Pounds

State Total Pounds

Estimated Value

1997

1996

1995

1994

1993

1992

17,557,125

16,263,701

19,825,185

24,498,851

26,529,314

25,960,125

40,303,518

36,901,747

43,778,921

72,486,362

79,256,880

86,708,041

58,111,370

53,165,448

63,849,645

97,438,233

105,979,745

113,006,505

$66,017,261

$64,811,301

$68,950,752

$77,555,093

$83,736,416

$80,887,975



Shellfish Landings and Value

Year

East Coast Pounds

West Coast Pounds

State Total Pounds

Estimated Value

1997

1996

1995

1994

1993

1992

9,262,914

7,996,938

7,058,237

13,318,720

6,976,478

8,933,783

19,420,288

28,912,962

25,546,148

26,296,209

28,134,163

23,053,205

35,349,924

36,909,900

32,737,525

39,745,930

35,230,313

32,216,756

$80,195,689

$77,886,892

$77,814,562

$74,003,363

$61,654,768

$53,984,652



Shrimp Landings and Value

Year

East Coast Pounds

West Coast Pounds

State Total Pounds

Estimated Value

1997

1996

1995

1994

1993

1992

5,614,000

25,855,360

10,256,046

10,734,963

8,499,451

6,418,205

19,420,288

27,047,243

20,550,353

14,647,993

14,889,084

14,617,839

25,112,868

52,897,603

30,980,805

25,591,021

23,716,654

21,141,409

$59,473,763

$75,876,211

$63,668,242

$52,365,580

$44,409,232

$39,267,521

Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Marine Fisheries



Leading Florida Seafood Counties --- 1997

County

Finfish Pounds

Shellfish Pounds

Shrimp Pounds

Total Pounds

Monroe

Pinellas

Brevard

Lee

Franklin

6,412,594

7,888,105

4,269,227

2,618,832

1,356,605

10,059,629

1,047,419

4,663,443

1,668,880

2,021,645

3,695,241

2,068,599

2,194,932

4,224,879

2,966,411

20,254,049

11,169,566

11,127,835

8,699,822

6,344,761

Manatee

Citrus

Bay

Collier

Gulf

4,730,505

1,166,481

3,282,500

2,074,022

3,309,953

152,812

2,303,879

541,689

1,825,386

163,077

31,128

697,689

347,959

1,668

403,014

4,930,435

4,451,076

4,180,964

3,902,351

3,890,047

Duval

St. Lucie

Hillsborough

Okaloosa

Wakulla

1,252,169

2,972,858

756,943

2,541,219

491,488

647,117

109,482

464,610

63,757

2,152,370

1,455,263

208,706

1,830,470

160,262

66,526

3,372,581

3,291,046

3,052,568

2,765,251

2,710,766

Volusia

Levy

Charlotte

Dade

1,757,400

189,435

1,287,000

720,506

647,411

881,098

915,400

652,173

169,553

1,454,836

42,214

351,599

2,605,873

2,563,725

2,244,614

2,226,706

Martin

Escambia

St. Johns

Indian River

Broward

2,062,845

1,006,351

324,003

1,539,712

1,109,203

23,055

90,699

1,113,207

93,407

456,954

0

674,770

266,161

286

20,265

2,085,900

1,772,399

1,703,371

1,633,405

1,586,499

Palm Beach

Nassau

Dixie

1,424,226

102,501

85,348

115,350

234,077

947,147

73

942,916

7,618

1,539,861

1,290,194

1,040,113

Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Marine Fisheries



Florida Seafood Facts

  • Florida consistently ranks among the top 10 states in the country in the dockside value of fresh seafood production with average annual sales of more than $200 million.
  • Florida fishermen catch more than 90 percent of the nations supply of grouper, pompano, mullet, stone crab, pink shrimp, spiny lobsters, and Spanish mackerel.
  • Floridas fishing industry provides more than 200 million seafood dinners annually.
  • The total economic impact of Floridas seafood harvest is more than $1 billion annually, and creates more than 20,000 full-time and 10,000 part-time jobs.


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