U.S. Per Capita Availability of Seafood Ascends
The per capita supply of red meat, poultry and fish/shellfish (seafood) available to Americans rose to 143.9 pounds in 2017, a notable uptick from 2014’s 133.5 pounds, according to data from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS).
Although poultry and red meat represented the majority of the 143.9-pound total, seafood accounted for seven percent of the total.
ERS calculates per capita loss-adjusted food availability in a given year by taking per capita supplies of food available for human consumption and adjusting for some of the...
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