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FISH CONSUMPTION

Fish as a percentage of total protein intake:

U.S. per capita Fish Consumption in 2005 was 16.2 pounds.

Fish consumption in China is more than 3 times what it is in the United States. In China, the average person eats over 45 pounds of seafood each year.

Per capita consumption of the most popular seafood in the U.S.

(2004 National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S. Dept of Commerce):

Top 5 seafood producing countries, including both wild and aquaculture. (2002, NOAA Fisheries)

Paris, Tennessee is home to an event that claims to be the "world's biggest fish fry." Hungry visitors will consume about 12,500 pounds of catfish during the festivities, which last for six days. The event began in 1953 and includes parades, square dances, an auto show, and, if you're lucky, a catfish race! The 'World's Biggest Fish Fry' is held the Last Full Week of April every year!

Rabbit was a favorite of of French monks, because they considered them fish and could eat them when abstinence from meat was called for.
 

 

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