US seafood trade deficit exceeds $20.3 billion

US seafood trade deficit

Source: USDA

Approximately 80% of the estimated seafood consumption in the United States comes from overseas sources

Consumer demand for seafood in the United States has risen over the last three decades, according to new analysis from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with per capita consumption of seafood products reaching an estimated 20.5 pounds per person in 2021. 

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