Consumption of white fish on the rise

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WASHINGTON — Consumption of tilapia increased 20% from 2009 to 2010, taking it up to the No. 4 spot in the National Fisheries Institute’s Top Ten Seafood List.

While tilapia saw the biggest gains in 2010, other gains included pangasius, which increased 14%, and cod, which increased 11%.

“If you look at the numbers from 2008, 2009 and now 2010, keeping in mind population growth, we’re hopeful that we’re beginning to see seafood consumption steadying, a trend that makes it posed for gains,” said John Connelly, president of the National Fisheries Institute.

Shrimp topped the list, followed by canned tuna, salmon, tilapia, Alaska Pollock, catfish, crab, cod, pangasius, and clams.

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