New Bedford again leads the nation in value of seafood catch, Gloucester takes huge losses

War Cry Scallop dredgeFor the 14th year in a row, New Bedford ranked first in the nation for the commercial value of fish landed in 2013, NOAA Fisheries announced Tuesday. New Bedford landed 130 million pounds of seafood last year but, boosted by the highly valuable sea scallop, its value was $379 million. Gloucester’s catch also declined significantly, dropping from 83 million pounds in 2012 to 62 million last year, sinking its value to $42 million from $57 million. Read the rest here 12:12