Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) is excited to share that more Americans are now eating #Seafood2xWk. According to the annual Fisheries of the United States report released by NOAA, fish and seafood consumption in the US increased in 2017.
The U.S. per capita consumption of seafood for 2017 has increased to 16 pounds from 14.9 pounds in 2016. This is up 1.1 pounds from the year before and is the highest per capita consumption in almost a decade.
Further, Americans are enjoying a greater variety of seafood. While shrimp, salmon and tuna continue to be America’s favorite fish and shellfish, the Top Ten Species List by National Fisheries Institute makes up only 84 percent of the 16 pounds consumed. In 2016, this list accounted for 90 percent of the 14.9 pounds consumed.