SEAFOOD CONSUMPTION REACHES RECORD LEVELS

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- American consumers ate a record amount of seafood last year, with $12.5 billion spent on fish and shellfish at retail for home consumption."Increased per capita consumption of seafood in the face of exceptionally strong competition from red meat and poultry reflects consumers' desire to keep fish and shellfish as a regular part of their diets," said Lee Weddig, executive vice president

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- American consumers ate a record amount of seafood last year, with $12.5 billion spent on fish and shellfish at retail for home consumption.

"Increased per capita consumption of seafood in the face of exceptionally strong competition from red meat and poultry reflects consumers' desire to keep fish and shellfish as a regular part of their diets," said Lee Weddig, executive vice president of the National Fisheries Institute, Arlington, Va. Weddig and the NFI released

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