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Seafood Landings and Value

Year

East Coast Pounds

West Coast Pounds

State Total Pounds

Estimated Value

1998

1997

1996

1995

1994

1993

30,126,341

32,997,429

50,115,999

37,139,468

48,969,581

42,336,137

97,542,995

87,150,644

92,856,952

89,875,422

114,597,297

123,316,340

127,864,929

120,506,170

142,972,951

127,567,975

164,358,964

166,293,984

$207,157,728

$210,794,824

$218,574,404

$210,433,556

$208,099,767

$193,081,049



Finfish Landings and Value

Year

East Coast Pounds

West Coast Pounds

State Total Pounds

Estimated Value

1998

1997

1996

1995

1994

1993

17,165,196

17,557,125

16,263,701

19,825,185

24,498,851

26,529,314

38,848,446

40,303,518

36,901,747

43,778,921

72,486,362

79,256,880

56,177,389

58,111,370

53,165,448

63,849,645 97,438,233

105,979,745

$61,243,471

$66,017,261

$64,811,301

$68,950,752

$77,555,093

$83,736,416



Shellfish Landings and Value

Year

East Coast Pounds

West Coast Pounds

State Total Pounds

Estimated Value

1998

1997

1996

1995

1994

1993

6,078,852

9,262,914

7,996,938

7,058,237

13,318,720

6,976,478

30,984,381

19,420,288

28,912,962

25,546,148

26,296,209

28,134,163

37,095,079

35,349,924

36,909,900

32,737,525

39,745,930

35,230,313

$71,464,016

$80,195,689

$77,886,892

$77,814,562

$74,003,363

$61,654,768



Shrimp Landings and Value

Year

East Coast Pounds

West Coast Pounds

State Total Pounds

Estimated Value

1998

1997

1996

1995

1994

1993

6,279,013

5,614,000

25,855,360

10,256,046

10,734,963

8,499,451

26,102,461

19,420,288

27,047,243

20,550,353

14,647,993

14,889,084

32,381,474

25,112,868

52,897,603

30,980,805

25,591,021

23,716,654

$69,775,413

$59,473,763

$75,876,211

$63,668,242

$52,365,580

$44,409,232

Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Marine Fisheries

Leading Florida Seafood Counties --- 1998
 

County

Finfish Pounds

Shellfish Pounds

Shrimp Pounds

Total Pounds

Monroe

Pinellas

Lee

Brevard

Franklin

5,910,556

7,733,855

3,160,602

4,311,400

1,361,318

8,706,638

1,093,742

2,650,062

2,741,268

3,346,337

6,156,736

3,396,863

6,218,534

2,419,867

3,208,753

20,876,157

12,422,570

12,158,421

9,473,193

7,916,461

Gulf

Citrus

Duval

Bay

Hillsborough

5,186,131

914,465

1,136,079

3,104,783

506,592

1,440,973

3,093,529

459,997

288,963

347,332

604,533

617,994

2,142,690

292,561

2,827,590

7,244,589

5,003,429

3,761,159

3,691,389

3,684,188

Manatee

Collier

St. Lucie

Wakulla

Levy

3,290,362

1,555,819

3,017,765

451,861

175,272

255,800

1,950,961

67,673

2,344,963

1,408,196

36,165

110

0

38,418

1,128,679

3,595,041

3,506,890

3,085,490

2,835,850

2,757,716

Volusia

Okaloosa

Charlotte

Martin

1,849,573

2,301,461

1,097,583

2,314,458

676,896

66,471

1,375,585

17,942

175,317

123,711

62,445

0

2,746,130

2,492,613

2,535,613

2,332,400

Dade

Escambia

Dixie

Nassau

Broward

807,314

911,804

77,798

76,633

1,051,293

535,955

97,790

1,601,827

248,670

247,634

298,019

854,325

6,621

1,068,939

20,521

2,165,070

1,864,324

1,686,246

1,406,132

1,319,448

Indian River

Palm Beach

St. Johns

1,228,065

1,047,607

282,299

70,466

112,846

618,920

0

62

151,209

1,298,531

1,162,565

1,052,539

Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Marine Fisheries

Florida Seafood Facts
  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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