SEAFOOD SALES ARE GOING SWIMMINGLY, SAYS STUDY

NEW YORK -- Abundant supplies and a robust economy helped to boost seafood sales in 1996, after a rocky period in the 1980s and early 1990s, according to a study on seafood market trends by FIND/SVP here.Total production in 1996 of edible seafood -- defined as saltwater and freshwater species, including shellfish -- was 9.6 billion pounds, according to the study, which is the same amount as in 1994

NEW YORK -- Abundant supplies and a robust economy helped to boost seafood sales in 1996, after a rocky period in the 1980s and early 1990s, according to a study on seafood market trends by FIND/SVP here.

Total production in 1996 of edible seafood -- defined as saltwater and freshwater species, including shellfish -- was 9.6 billion pounds, according to the study, which is the same amount as in 1994 and 1% higher than the previous year.

The study attributes this growth over 19

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