The fishing industry in Maine set a record for value in 2021

The fishing industry in Maine set a record for value in 2021
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Maine’s fishing industry set a state record for the value of seafood species brought to the docks in 2021. Maine is one of the most important commercial fishing states in the country, in part because it’s home to by far the largest lobster fishing industry.A new report from the Maine Department of Marine Resources says the value of Maine’s commercially harvested marine resources in 2021 reached an all-time high of $890,668,873.That was a jump of more than $365 million from 2020 and broke the previous record of $733,691,455, set in 2016, by $150 million.“The hard work of Maine fishermen, aquaculturists and dealers once again resulted in tremendous economic benefit for our state,” said Gov. Janet Mills. “On the heels of a global pandemic that has challenged every link in the supply chain, the men and women who harvest, cultivate, process and sell seafood from Maine continue to ensure that the highest quality products find their way to market.”All but two fisheries…

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