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October 31, 2013

United States

Per Capita Shrimp Consumption Drops 9.5%


Higher prices for seafood have taken a brutal toll on per capita consumption of fishery products in the United States.  A decline in shrimp consumption has been the biggest single factor in the decline.  Shrimp consumption has declined from 4.2 to 3.8 pounds per person, a drop of 9.5%, the lowest per capita volume since 2002.


Source: (an online, subscription-based, fisheries news service).  Editor and Publisher, John Sackton (phone 1-781-861-1441, email  US Seafood Consumption Falls in 2012; Fresh/Frozen Down 4%, Shrimp Down 9.5%, Tuna Down 7.7%.  John Sackton.  October 30, 2013.

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