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Seafood is often distinguished from meat, although it is still animal and is excluded in a strict vegetarian diet.
Meat is sometimes also used in a more restrictive sense to mean the flesh of mammalian species (pigs, cattle, lambs, etc.) raised and prepared for human consumption, to the exclusion of fish, other seafood, insects, poultry, or other animals.


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A wide range of mollusks including oysters, mussels and scallops were eaten by coastal and river-dwelling populations, and freshwater crayfish were seen as a desirable alternative to meat during fish days.
The word "scallop" is also applied to the meat of these bivalves, the adductor muscle, that is sold as seafood.


The ancient river Nile was full of fish; fresh and dried fish were a staple food for much of the population.
Most of the major cities of the world are situated on the banks of rivers, as they are, or were, used as a source of water, for obtaining food, for transport, as borders, as a defensive measure, as a source of hydropower to drive machinery, for bathing, and as a means of disposing of waste.

Shrimp and prawn as food

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Shrimp and prawn are important types of seafood that are consumed worldwide.


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Highly prized as seafood, lobsters are economically important, and are often one of the most profitable commodities in coastal areas they populate.


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Seafood is any form of sea life regarded as food by humans.
In addition, fish and seafood may be fabricated into smaller cuts by a fish monger.


The harvesting of wild seafood is usually known as fishing or hunting, and the cultivation and farming of seafood is known as aquaculture, or fish farming in the case of fish.
The commercial activity is aimed at the delivery of fish and other seafood products for human consumption or for use as raw material in other industrial processes.


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As a seafood, roe is used both as a cooked ingredient in many dishes and as a raw ingredient.

Japanese cuisine

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Seafood is common, often grilled, but also served raw as sashimi or in sushi.


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Mariculture has rapidly expanded over the last two decades due to new technology, improvements in formulated feeds, greater biological understanding of farmed species, increased water quality within closed farm systems, greater demand for seafood products, site expansion and government interest.

Fish as food

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Seafood prominently includes fish and shellfish.
English also has the term seafood, which covers fish found in the seas and oceans as well as other marine life used as food.

Diet (nutrition)

Seafood is an important source of protein in many diets around the world, especially in coastal areas.


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Seafood prominently includes fish and shellfish.
While estimates vary from shellfish, approximately 1% of the population is estimated to suffer from seafood allergy, which is more common in teenage and adult life than very early childhood.

Icelandic cuisine

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Numerous restaurants in Iceland specialise in seafood.


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In East Asian cuisines, this seafood is often cut into thin slices and then steamed or stir-fried.


While some seafood restaurants keep live fish in aquaria for display purposes or for cultural beliefs, the majority of live fish are kept for dining customers.
The primary factors are usually the food itself (e.g. vegetarian, seafood, steak); the cuisine (e.g. Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, French, Mexican, Thai) or the style of offering (e.g. tapas bar, a sushi train, a tastet restaurant, a buffet restaurant or a yum cha restaurant).

Welsh cuisine

Fisheries and commercial fishing are common and seafood features widely in Welsh cuisine.

Chinese cuisine

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One style may favour the use of garlic and shallots over chili and spices, while another may favour preparing seafood over other meats and fowl.

Food allergy

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Fish is among the most common food allergens.
Although sensitivity levels vary by country, the most common food allergies are allergies to milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, seafood, shellfish, soy, and wheat.


A wide range of mollusks including oysters, mussels and scallops were eaten by coastal and river-dwelling populations, and freshwater crayfish were seen as a desirable alternative to meat during fish days. Shellfish include various species of molluscs, crustaceans, and echinoderms.
Some countries regulate importation and handling of molluscs and other seafood, mainly to minimize the poison risk from toxins that can sometimes accumulate in the animals.


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Whitefish such as haddock and cod are very low in fat and calories which, combined with oily fish rich in Omega-3 such as mackerel, sardines, fresh tuna, salmon and trout, can help to protect against coronary heart disease, as well as helping to develop strong bones and teeth.
Farmed trout and char are also sold commercially as food fish.

List of seafood companies

List of seafood companies
This is a list of seafood companies. Seafood is any form of sea life regarded as food by humans.

Seafood restaurant

List of seafood restaurants
A seafood restaurant is a restaurant that specializes in seafood cuisine and seafood dishes, such as fish and shellfish.


Pescetarianism (also spelled pescatarianism) is the practice of following a diet that includes fish and other seafood, but not the flesh of other animals.

List of seafood dishes

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List of seafood dishes
This is a list of notable seafood dishes. Seafood dishes are distinct food dishes which use seafood (fish, shellfish or seaweed) as primary ingredients, and are ready to be served or eaten with any needed preparation or cooking completed.