I read in the Seattle Times that Americans ate more salmon than tuna for the first time in 2013.
The salmon devoured came from all five species of Pacific salmon plus farm raised domesticated Atlantic salmon imported from all over the globe. One of the big drivers of the increased consumption came from the record wild harvest in Alaska in 2013 – a whopping 272 million salmon. Aside from tasting great, salmon provides an excellent source of high quality protein and Omega 3 fatty acids. Average per capita consumption of salmon is now 2.7 pounds, which leads me to think a lot of people aren’t eating any. You could average my annual consumption with about 20 non-eaters of salmon and arrive at 2.7 pounds.
How much salmon do you eat each year?
Do ever you eat any from a can? Would you?
Do you eat any farm raised fish? If not, why not?
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