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Agri View: Seafood or Fish Consumption

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Everett Griner talks about consumption of seafood increasing in today’s Agri View.



Are you eating enough fish? A recent study shows that Americans are eating more fish than ever. Now that doesn’t mean that there is a lot of seafood on the table two or three times a week. In fact the figures are a big surprise. On the average we consume an estimated fifteen pounds of fresh, frozen or canned seafood a year. Now that sounds like a lot. It breaks down to about five ounces per week. It is a wide variety of what is consumed. Freshly caught is near the bottom of the list. Frozen is near the top. Salt water, or ocean fish, is more common than fresh water variety. Health officials think that all of us should eat more fish. It is rated high on the health food list. I would like to see one distinction made between seafood and fish. Because nearly half of all the fish consumed never saw the sea.

That’s Agri View for today. I’m Everett Griner.

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