With national data showing Americans have been eating more fish and shellfish during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report on a survey of Connecticut residents’ seafood consumption habits and preferences offers timely information seafood dealers can use to help make the increase permanent.
The final report on the Connecticut Seafood Survey, a project to better understand current eating habits and how best to get more seafood into residents’ diets — especially shellfish, fish and seaweed from local waters — was released earlier this month to the Connecticut seafood industry. Key findings, based on anonymous surveys conducted in 2017 and 2018 of a cross-section of 1,756 residents, include:
- About 50% of residents eat at least one meal of seafood per week.
- About 15% of residents eat two or more meals of seafood per week.
- Seventy-nine percent (79%) of residents eat shellfish.
- Twenty-five percent (25%) of residents are interested in trying seaweed products.
Learn more about the CT Seafood Survey Report at: