Shrimp and pangasius are in the US's top 10 most consumed seafood
According to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), the report of the National Fisheries Institue of (NFI) recently published shows that the seafood consumption per capita of consumers in this country decreased slightly compared to 2019, from 19.3 pounds per person to 19 pounds per person. This is mainly due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Although consumption has generally declined, the popularity of certain types of seafood has increased in 2020. With the advantage of flexibility in home cooking and in the food service industry, shrimp both kept a top position and achieved a record consumption of 5 pounds per person (1 pound = 0,45 kg).
Canned tuna consumption has also skyrocketed, with a consumption of 2.6 pounds per person in 2020 in comparison to 2.2 pounds per person in 2019.
Salmon (with an average consumption of 2.83 pounds), tilapia (1.07 pounds), and pollock (0.88 pounds) made it to the top 5 most popular seafood on the NFI 2020 list.
Cod (0.57 pounds), crabs (0.52 pounds), catfish (0.52 pounds), pangasius (0.39 pounds), and scallops (0.22 pounds) are among the top 10 species with the highest per capita consumption in the US in 2020.
In general, the 10 most consumed species in the United States account for 77% (14.6 pounds) of total seafood consumption per capita in 2020. The average consumption of other species accounts for 4.4 pounds.
Author: Son Trang
Translated by Hoang Duy
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