28 September 2012

• 10 Most Popular Fish Make up More than 90% of the Fish We Eat

“From Canned Tuna to Cod the top ten most consumed seafood items by Americans are a very familiar group that feeds a growing market.

”The federal government recently reported that the overall seafood volume was 4,650,000,000 pounds. The data also showed American seafood companies exported a record 3.3 billion pounds valued at $5.4 billion.”

Source: AboutSeaFood.com

Note: In 6th place on the list is a fish called pangasius. In case you’re wondering what the heck that is:

According to SeafoodHealthFacts.org, ”Pangasius is a term used for a special variety of imported freshwater fish that have become the tenth most popular seafood product eaten in the United States. Consumers are eating about 6 ounces of Pangasius per year and demand for this moderately priced selection is expected to continue to increase. It is a primary example of the increasing demand and dependence on aquaculture or farm raised seafood products.”

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