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In December, the Alaska Sablefish (Black Cod) fishery earned continued certification against the Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) conformance criteria. The objective of the audit is to monitor any changes since the previous assessment in 2013.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) recently released results of the 2013 Census of Aquaculture.
Americans consumed 4.6 billion pounds of seafood in 2013. The average American ate 14.5 pounds of fish and shellfish in 2013, essentially unchanged from 2012.
The U.S. is the World's third largest consumer of seafood after China and Japan according to data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).
Most fish caught in the United States is consumed as seafood. Other uses include products such as pet food, fish meal, and oil.
Over 90 percent of the seafood consumed in the United States is imported, measured by edible weight. A significant portion of this imported seafood is caught by American fishermen, exported overseas for processing, and then reimported to the United States.
source: Fisheries of the United States, 2013 (NOAA Fisheries)
2012 USA Seafood Consumption