Recently the USDA announced that beef prices (adjusted for inflation) are at the highest levels since 1987. This is a wonderful opportunity for the U.S. per capita consumption of seafood to advance. U.S. seafood consumption has declined each year since 2006 and now may be the perfect opportunity to reverse this trend!
Actions we can all initiate and support to take advantage of this opportunity:
· Champion competitively priced seafood products
· Champion consistent quality and consumer friendly value added products
· Strongly promote the essential nutritional aspects that are unique to seafood
(link to Sea Port’s support of the Seafood Nutrition Partnership “seafood for your health” initiative)
· Push seafood as the most environmentally sustainable animal protein in the world
With historically high beef prices and near record price levels for pork and chicken, the seafood industry has a great opportunity to gain more recognition as the healthiest and most environmentally sustainable animal protein on the planet. There may be no better time than now to promote the U.S. consumption of seafood!
Please share your ideas how we can all work together to advance the U.S. per capita consumption of seafood.
Sincerely, Dave Glaubke
Director of Sustainability Issues