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The United States ranks third in world seafood consumption, just behind Japan and China. U.S. per-capita seafood consumption totaled 16.5 pounds in 2006. This increase is partially attributed to the publication of nutritional guidelines that encourage seafood consumption as part of a healthy diet. According to the National Marine Fisheries Service, we ate 4.9 billion pounds of seafood in 2006, with 83 percent of that being imported.

However, the general public and food service professionals are often confused by media reports and misinformation on seafood safety, quality, and availability. Consumers need a reliable and current source of information on these and other seafood topics. The Virginia Sea Grant Seafood Education Program at VIMS helps meet this need by communicating current research information on seafood in an interesting, useful, and timely manner through workshops and seminars, cooking demonstrations, professional development programs for chefs, and this website.

Fish this site for seafood education programs at VIMS and other online seafood resources.

 


Virginia Sea Grant • Virginia Institute of Marine Science
P.O. Box 1346 • Gloucester Point, VA 23062 • 804-684-7164 • 804-684-7161 (fax)

07-Dec-2012

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07-Dec-2012