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New Bedford top moneymaking fishing port in America

For the 10th consecutive year, New Bedford, Mass., is ranked first in the nation in revenue gained from fish landings, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The stats are based on calendar-year 2009 numbers, when the value of fish landings was estimated to be $249.2 million, nearly $90 million more than the second-ranked port, Dutch Harbor-Unalaska, Alaska, which pulled in $159.7 million worth of catch that year.

Click here for the full local newspaper report.

Click here for the NOAA press release.