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NOAA issues annual seafood landing and value report

October 27, 2015 NOAA will announce on Thursday, Oct. 29, the results of the new edition of NOAA Fisheries’ annual report, Fisheries of the United States 2014. Seafood is big business in this country — commercial and recreation fishing is a large part of the U.S. economy, generating billions of dollars while keeping coastal communities economically resilient.

Seafood landings and values remain high--both the volume and value continue to remain higher than the average for the past five years.

The report, along with past years’ editions, will be available online Thursday, Oct. 29 athttp://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/commercial-fisheries/fus/fus14/index

 

WHAT:

Press teleconference
Call in information: 1-888-917-8048
Participant code: fisheries

WHEN:

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. EDT

WHO:
  • Richard Merrick, Ph.D., chief scientist, NOAA Fisheries

  • Alan Lowther, Ph.D., statistician, NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology

  • Michael Liddel, Ph.D., statistician, NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology

  • Douglas Lipton, Ph.D., senior scientist for economics, NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology

  • Rita Curtis, Ph.D., supervisory economist, NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology

  • Sabrina Lovell, Ph.D., economist, NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology

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