POLL – What Is Your Favorite Seafood?


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What Is Your Favorite Seafood?

According to the National Fisheries Institute's most recently published data, the Unites States consumes more shrimp than any other seafood species, ranking in at 4.2 lbs. per capita.  Shrimp holds a healthy lead over the next contender, canned tuna, which weighs in at only 2.6 lbs per capita. (see complete list of Top 10 in image at right)  








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TRIVIA TIME! For the Top 10 Seafood Species consumed in the United States, below is a list of trivia gleamed from the 2012 Fisheries and Aquaculture Report put out by the Food and Agriculture Organization of The United Nations (FAO)

  • SHRIMP – Shrimp continues to be the largest single commodity in value terms, accounting for about 15 percent of the total value of internationally traded fishery products…”
  • CANNED TUNA –“…European Union and the United States of America represent the major importers and Thailand the main exporter of canned tuna.”
  • SALMON – “Overall, demand for farmed salmon has been growing steadily from year to year.”
  • POLLACK – This fish was not mentioned in the report at all!
  • TILAPIA – “(Groundfish)…prices went down in 2010 and 2011 as a result of good supply from capture fisheries and strong competition from farmed species such as Pangasius and tilapia on the market.”
  • PANGASIUS – “The European Union and the United States of America are the main importers of Pangasius.”
  • CATFISH – “A broad range of aquatic species including different carps, tilapias, catfish and breams are being farmed in rice fields.”
  • CRAB – “(Floating)Pots are extensively used in the capture of crustaceans such as lobster and crab.”
  • COD – “…Atlantic cod catches have increased by almost 200 000 tonnes in the last two years.”
  • CLAMS – “The share of molluscs (mostly bivalves, e.g. oysters, mussels, clams, cockles, arkshells and scallops) (derived from marine-water aquaculture production) declined from 84.6 percent in 1990 to 75.5 percent in 2010, reflecting the rapid growth in finfish culture in marine water, which grew at an average annual rate of 9.3 percent from 1990 to 2010 (seven times faster than the rate for molluscs).”

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