This fish beat tuna again in NFI list

By

Sean Murphy, SeafoodSource online editor

Published on
October 30, 2015

For the second year in a row, salmon topped canned tuna with U.S. consumers, according to the National Fisheries Institute’s annual Top 10 list.

Traditionally, canned tuna has come in second only to shrimp as the most-consumed seafood in the country, but last year’s list had salmon edging to the No. 2 slot, with some speculating that high volumes of salmon due to higher-than-usual wild salmon runs was the reason.

Overall, however, NFI found American consumers are eating more seafood for the second year in a row as well.

“Increasing seafood intake over two years is a positive trend,” said Rima Kleiner, registered dietitian at NFI. “The importance of eating more seafood on public health shouldn’t be underestimated, even a little goes a long way.”

Shrimp came in at the No. 1 slot on the list again, and NFI said shrimp consumption went up by half a pound. Consumption of Alaska pollock, NFI said, was down.

 

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