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US on Track for Record Shrimp Consumption in 2017, Above 4.4 lbs Per Person

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton  February 12, 2018

With the surge in shrimp imports in 2017 and an increase in domestic production, the US is likely to see record shrimp consumption for the past year, once official NMFS figures are released later this year.

Total imports set a record of  1.466 billion pounds, up from 1.334 billion pounds in 2016.

Meanwhile, Gulf domestic production increased from 93.8 million pounds in 2016 to 100.01 million pounds in 2017.

Exports of warm water shrimp fell slightly to 7 million pounds from 7.5 million pounds the year before.

This suggests a nominal increase in supply of 139.2 million pounds, which is certainly enough to move the per capita numbers.

Last year, NMFS and the NFI reported total US shrimp consumption, converted to edible weight, equaled 4.1 lbs per capita.

The raw lbs increase in 2017 would equate to an additional .4 lbs product weight per capita...

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