Total Texas coastwide landings in 2014 were 74.7 million pounds of seafood, valued at more than $262.6 million. In 2015, there were 80.4 million pounds of seafood, valued at more than $173.4 million. Shrimp accounted for most of the weight and value of all seafood landed.
Top Fishing Ports in Texas 2015
|Rank||Port||Pounds (000)||Value Dollars (000)|
|1||Brownsville–Port Isabel||24,700||$ 55,100|
Top Fishing Ports in U.S. 2015
|Rank||Port||Value Dollars (000)|
|1||New Bedford, MA||$ 321,900|
|2||Dutch Harbor, AK||218,200|
|4||Aleutian Islands (other), AK||111,300|
|18||Brownsville–Port Isabel, TX||55,100|
Texas Commercial Fishery Landings by Species, 2015
Texas Commercial Fishery Landings by Species, 2014
Source: National Ocean Economics Program and National Marine Fisheries Service, 2016.