Jersey Seafood Harvest
Facts & Figures
Data from the National Marine Fisheries Service &
Jersey fishermen land more than 100 varieties of finfish
are six major commercial fishing ports: Atlantic City,
Barnegat Light, Belford, Cape May, Point Pleasant and
Jersey is one of the leading suppliers of surf clams and
ocean quahogs to both the nation and the world.
quahogs and surf clams are used in processed products
such as chowders, sauces, dips and breaded clam strips.
Although most of these clams are harvested in New Jersey
processing often occurs in other states.
2013, New Jersey's commercial fisherman caught 120 million
pounds of seafood valued at $133 million.
most valuable fisheries in New Jersey in 2013 were sea
scallops ($65.3 million), ocean quahog ($12 million),
surf clams ($10.9 million), and blue crabs ($8.1 million).