TABLE 2-1 NMFS Disappearance Data Ranked by Seafood Type for 2004 and 1994

 

2004

1994

Rank

Fish

Estimated Per Capita Consumption (pounds)

Fish

Estimated Per Capita Consumption (pounds)

1

Shrimp

4.2

Canned tuna

3.3

2

Canned tuna

3.3

Shrimp

2.5

3

Salmon

2.2

Pollock

1.5

4

Pollock

1.3

Salmon

1.1

5

Catfish

1.1

Cod

0.9

6

Tilapia

0.7

Catfish

0.9

7

Crab

0.6

Clams

0.5

8

Cod

0.6

Flatfish

0.4

9

Clams

0.5

Crab

0.3

10

Flatfisha

0.3

Scallops

0.3

NOTES: The figures are calculated on the basis of raw, edible meat, that is, excluding such offals as bones, viscera, and shells. Excludes game fish consumption.

aIncludes flounder and sole.

SOURCE: NFI, 2005.

examining the top species entering retail distribution channels in a given year. Table 2-1 shows estimated US per capita consumption calculated from disappearance data by type of seafood for 1994 and 2004. Over this decade, shrimp and tuna remained the most frequently consumed seafood; the top

TABLE 2-2 Percentage of Persons (Aged 2 and Older) Reporting Having Eaten Different Types of Seafood in Last 30 Days, 1999–2000

Rank

Seafood Type

Percent Consuming

1

Shrimp

84.6

2

Tuna

49.1

3

Crab

25.3

4

Breaded fisha

23.6

5

Salmon

20.2

6

Clams

15.2

7

Catfish

14.9

8

Scallops

13.2

9

Lobster

12.3

10

Oysters

10.1

aBreaded fish, although not identified by type, is commonly pollock, which explains its high ranking among the top 10 seafoods consumed.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, 1999/2000.



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