Not all seafood is created equally. On menus across the world, seafood is measured up by the region from which it is sourced, how it is raised, its freshness, price, and parts. And one thing we are seeing more of is the demand for sustainable seafood from consumers and chefs alike.
Over the past six months, according to Foodable Labs, nearly 7 million conversations on social media mentioned seafood in a positive light in connection to restaurant menus. Additionally, 391K+ social media conversations revolved around seafood sourcing. But while many are talking about the topic, seafood consumption per capita in the U.S. is still low compared to land-based animal proteins. Based on 2014 data, beef consumption totaled 54.1 pounds per capita, with chicken at 84.6 pounds, and seafood at only 14.6 pounds.
This raised a lot of questions, including whether there’s a lack of education on the topic of seafood. Also, how are we consuming seafood today? What components of the seafood industry are consumers most attracted to and/or worried about? How do these factors translate to making decisions about visiting a restaurant? And what are the top regions and species that a majority of U.S. diners are gravitating toward?
In the report, you will learn:
- Top 10 Cities for Seafood Demand on Menus
- Top 5 Sourcing Regions
- Most Loved Restaurant Brands for Seafood
- Top Seafood Species
- And More!