There’s nothing fishy about seafood’s popularity. Americans are sampling more ethnic seafood dishes, poke, raw fish and snacks, and finding fish to be a versatile partner with street foods and spices. This year, bowls, seafood as a snack, frozen pre-seasoned seafood, multicultural flavors and sustainability will also continue as trends, according to the Seafood Nutrition Partnership.
Put simply: More Americans are eating fish. They consumed the highest U.S. per capita consumption of seafood in a decade, according to the latest figures from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries of the United States 2017. Americans ate 16 pounds of fish and shellfish per capita in 2017, an increase of 1.1 pounds from 2016, says the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) domestic marketing team.