Commercial landingsCommercial landings in pounds and value come from the Accumulated Landing System database with dealer addresses. Gulf counties with the highest volume of landings in pounds are concentrated in the northern Gulf in Louisiana and Mississippi which have menhaden processing plants that contribute a large amount of pounds to landings.
In terms of value of landings there is still a concentration in the northern Gulf and particularly in Louisiana, but all Gulf States have counties with significant value of landings with shrimp contributing largely to the value of landings in many counties, although lobster and stone crab are important to South Florida counties. Monroe and Pinellas are the leading counties in Florida, while Texas has significant landings value in Galveston and Cameron counties with Jefferson and Matagorda also contributing. Louisiana parishes of Plaquemines and Terrebonne lead in value, with Jefferson, Lafourche and Vermilion also contributing substantial value of landings.