The Living Marine and Great Lakes Resources search pages provide an easy way
to locate and compare statistical data about commercial fisheries, by
region, state, nation, and year. The search results provide the
landing weights and landed values for each of the selected regions
- Landings is the live (round) weight of all catch,
expressed in pounds, except univalve and bivalve mollusks,
which are reported as pounds of meats and excludes the shell
- Landed Value is the total ex-vessel landed value
(in nominal dollars).
Commercial landings data released by NMFS for species specific
data in some geographic areas may understate the landing
for more information regarding the NMFS data.
Data for the Living Marine Resources Top Ten Species and Commercial Fish
Species search pages were compiled from
the database of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), a division of
NOAA, which are available from the NMFS website at
The NMFS data, which are developed in cooperation with state fisheries
agencies, covers all commercial fish and shellfish species, as well as
specialty products such as seaweeds, corals, and worms.
Data for the Top Fishing Ports pages were drawn from the NMFS database and
are available on the NMFS website at
The data are reformatted and indexed for the NOEP website for ease of
searching and downloading. Data are available for many ports since 1981.
Currently, data are available for all marine states in the years 1950 through
2014. Data for the Great Lakes states, as well as freshwater landings,
are also included in the Top Ten searches. Unfortunately, the Great Lakes
fishing data for 1962-1984 are not available.
All species are shown using their common name as identified by NMFS.
Note: In order to help
NOEP discover how the website data is used, a simple and secure user
registration and sign-in is required to download these data.