The U.S. is not harvesting as many fish as it could, driving up imports
In 2020, the global fishing industry reached an all-time record of production worth an estimated $406 billion, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
Fish is a key source of protein, making it essential in feeding the growing world population.
In the United States, New Bedford, Massachusetts, is the country’s most valuable fishing port, bringing in a whopping $376.6 million worth of seafood in 2020.
“Fishing stocks did have a collapse in the ’90s. It changed the species that we were offering. It changed the availability....