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The Port of New Bedford is the Number One Fishing Port by Value in the United States and the Largest Fishing Port on the East Coast

fisherman working on-board
Photo by John Robeson
  • The Port of New Bedford generates $9.8 billion in total economic value each year; the vast majority of which is derived from commercial fishing
  • For the 16th consecutive year, the Port of New Bedford leads the United States as the most valuable fishing port
  • In 2015, fishermen in the Port of New Bedford landed 124 million pounds of fresh seafood, valued at $322 million
  • There are nearly 370 businesses within the city’s waterfront area that generate approximately $2.7 billion in sales each year
  • The Port directly employs 6,200 individuals, and supports wages totaling $238 million
  • The Port directly and indirectly generates $1.2 billion in local, state and federal taxes

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The Port of New Bedford is home to 45+ fish houses and processors, all with years of experience and vast knowledge of commercial fishing. All waterfront businesses enjoy easy access to world-class, intermodal connections, including:

  • Interstate highway
  • Rail
  • Vessel
  • Air
fisherman working on-board
Photo by John Robeson

All product is moved expeditiously – fresh seafood is landed, processed, and shipped directly to you with speed and efficiency.