How much fish are produced annually in the gulf of mexico?
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In 2008, commercial fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico harvested 1.27 billion pounds of fin-fish and shellfish. Commercial fishermen earned $659 million in total landings revenue in 2008. Two of the largest commercial fishing operations in the Gulf of Mexico are red snapper and shrimp. Brown shrimp is the most important species in the U.S. Gulf fishery, with principal catches made from June through October.
In 2010 according to the National Marine Fisheries Service, the commercial fish and shellfish harvest from the five U.S. Gulf states was estimated to be 1.3 billion pounds valued at $639 million. The Gulf also contains four of the top seven fishing ports in the nation by weight. The Gulf of Mexico has eight of the top twenty fishing ports in the nation by dollar value.Source(s): http://www.noaa.gov/factsheets/new%20version/fishi... http://www.epa.gov/gmpo/about/facts.html