We eat more and more seafood every year in America, including fresh, canned, and cured or smoked fish and shellfish. We ate 16 pounds of seafood per capita in 2017, according to the Fisheries of the United States report issued annually by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In 2016, we ate only 14.9 pounds.
Shrimp is the most popular variety of seafood in the United States, accounting for about a quarter of our annual seafood consumption. The next most popular seafood varieties are salmon, tuna, and pollock (which we eat not only in its native form but also as fish sticks, fish cakes, or surimi — imitation crab).
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