Aquaculture and Seafood

Living resources:

  • Nearly 64.5 thousand employees & over $7 billion GDP

Includes activities such as:

  • Fish hatcheries & aquaculture
  • Fishing
  • Seafood markets
  • Seafood processing

Top 5 states in living resources ocean economy sector:

  • Washington, Alaska, California, Mississippi, Florida12

Sources:

  1. National Ocean Economics Program. State of the U.S. Ocean and Coastal Economies., ONLINE. 2009. Available: http://www.OceanEconomics.org/nationalreport [7 May 2010]. []
  2. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Projected Participation in Marine Recreation: 2005 & 2010, National Survey on Recreation and the Environment 2000., ONLINE. 2005. Available: http://marineeconomics.noaa.gov/nsre/nsreforecast.pdf [7 May 2010]. []