Australia’s Top 10 Favourite Seafoods in 2013
Atlantic Salmon topped the list of Australia’s top 10 seafoods in 2013, according to the Australian Government’s Fisheries Research and Development Council (FRDC).
Like many other oily fish species, Atlantic Salmon is “particularly high in long-chain Omega-3 oils, which have positive effects on the heart, the eyes, brain development in babies, and can even help improve mood”.
Wild-caught prawns came in second place, followed by oysters and wild-caught tuna. According to the FRDC, a large proportion of the tuna Australians consumed is farmed; but most of the time, the fish are born in the wild, then “ranched” into an aquaculture facility for fattening.
The FRDC believes consumers can enjoy their ‘guilt-free’ seafood because “aquaculture is a sustainable activity with proper management and processes in place”.
Australia’s Top 10 Seafoods in 2013
1. Farmed Atlantic Salmon, 43 989 tonnes
2. Wild-caught prawns, 18 596 tonnes
3. Oysters, 15 745 tonnes
4. Wild-caught tuna, 7554 tonnes
5. Wild-caught shark, 6003 tonnes
6. Wild-caught crab, 5090 tonnes
7. Farmed Barramundi, 4498 tonnes
8. Wild-caught mullet, 4418 tonnes
9. Wild-caught flathead, 4059 tonnes
10. Farmed prawns, 3491 tonnes
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December 18, 2013
Author: Sophie Langley