R.I. commercial fishing landed $93.9M in 2016, New Bedford tops nation again, with $327M

NO SQUIDDING: Rhode Island 22.5 million pounds of squid in 2016, 16 percent of all squid in the nation. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JOHN LEE
NO SQUIDDING: Rhode Island fisheries landed 22.5 million pounds of squid in 2016, 16 percent of all squid caught in the nation. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JOHN LEE
PROVIDENCE – Approximately 82.5 million pounds of seafood were commercially landed in Rhode Island in 2016, an increase of 9.1 percent year over year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries of the United States 2016 report Monday. The year’s haul in the Ocean State was worth a combined $93.9 million, an increase…

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