seafood

Seafood is any form of sea life regarded as food by humans, prominently including fish and shellfish. Shellfish include various species of molluscs (e.g. bivalve molluscs such as clams, oysters, and mussels and cephalopods such as octopus and squid), crustaceans (e.g. shrimp, crabs, and lobster), and echinoderms (e.g. sea urchins). Historically, marine mammals such as cetaceans (whales and dolphins) as well as seals have been eaten as food, though that happens to a lesser extent in modern times. Edible sea plants such as some seaweeds and microalgae are widely eaten as sea vegetables around the world, especially in Asia. In North America, although not generally in the United Kingdom, the term "seafood" is extended to fresh water organisms eaten by humans, so all edible aquatic life may be referred to as "seafood". For the sake of completeness, this article is inclusive of all edible aquatic life.
The harvesting of wild seafood is usually known as fishing or hunting, while the cultivation and farming of seafood is known as aquaculture or fish farming (in the case of fish). Seafood is often colloquially distinguished from meat, although it is still animal in nature and is excluded from a vegetarian diet, as decided by groups like the Vegetarian Society after confusion surrounding pescetarianism. Seafood is an important source of (animal) protein in many diets around the world, especially in coastal areas.
Most of the seafood harvest is consumed by humans, but a significant proportion is used as fish food to farm other fish or rear farm animals. Some seafoods (i.e. kelp) are used as food for other plants (a fertilizer). In these ways, seafoods are used to produce further food for human consumption. Also, products such as fish oil and spirulina tablets are extracted from seafoods. Some seafood is fed to aquarium fish, or used to feed domestic pets such as cats. A small proportion is used in medicine, or is used industrially for nonfood purposes (e.g. leather).

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    Fresh Pasta with Seafood.jpeg

  2. Canned Albacore Tuna

    Canned Albacore Tuna

    Canned Albacore Tuna
  3. Dungeness Crab

    Dungeness Crab

    Dungeness Crab
  4. Cooked Dungeness Crab

    Cooked Dungeness Crab

    Cooked Dungeness Crab
  5. Tritip Steak, King Crab Leg and Potato with Sauvignon Blancb Wine

    Tritip Steak, King Crab Leg and Potato with Sauvignon Blancb Wine

    Tritip Steak, King Crab Leg and Potato with Sauvignon Blancb Wine
  6. Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta

    Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta

    Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta
  7. Packaged Whole Shrimp

    Packaged Whole Shrimp

    Packaged Whole Shrimp
  8. 5and3Recipes

    Recipe Seared Saku Ahi Yellowfin Tuna & Salad

    Prep Time: 15 to 20 Minutes Serving Size: 1 to 2 Ingredients: 2 cups of mixed salad greens 1 tomato thinly sliced 1/3 cup of diced red bell peppers 1/3 cup of diced green bell peppers 1/3 of a red onion thinly sliced 1 green scallion diced (cut the bottom off first) 1/3 avocado cut into wedges...
  9. Slow Roasted Salmon Topped with Tomato Tomatillo Vierge and with a side of Snow Peas

    Slow Roasted Salmon Topped with Tomato Tomatillo Vierge and with a side of Snow Peas

    Slow Roasted Salmon Topped with Tomato Tomatillo Vierge and with a side of Snow Peas
  10. Morning Glory

    Recipe Clams with pine nuts, sultanas and chilli

    It may seem unusual to use dried fruit with shellfish but I’ve in the past used raisins in a prawn dish with success. The chilli I used here was a very mild one but a hotter chilli would work, though you would need to decrease the quantity. If you wish you can toast the pine-nuts beforehand, but...
  11. New England Clam Chowder

    New England Clam Chowder

    New England Clam Chowder
  12. Canned Chopped Clams

    Canned Chopped Clams

    Canned Chopped Clams
  13. Canned Whole Baby Clams

    Canned Whole Baby Clams

    Canned Whole Baby Clams
  14. Fish Chowder

    Fish Chowder

    Fish Chowder
  15. JAS_OH1

    Recipe Seafood Quiche with Boursin and Roasted Garlic

    This delectable quiche contains walleye fish chunks, cooked crabmeat, seared chopped sea scallop and shrimp, Boursin cheese and roasted garlic with sautéed vegetables in a Tarragon infused pastry crust. These ingredients worked incredibly well together. I found a beautiful, red hot Hungarian...
  16. Furikake Salmon Bowl

    Furikake Salmon Bowl

    Furikake Salmon Bowl
  17. flyinglentris

    Recipe Teriyaki Halibut and Prawns

    Teriyaki Halibut and Prawns: Ingredients: 1) Halibut fillet - 1 NOTE: Prefer Alaskan halibut. It's meat is thick and firm. 2) Prawns - 4 3) Rice - 1/8 cup 4) Orange teriyaki sauce - as required 5) Broccoli crowns - 4 to 6 crowns. 6) Sun dried tomato - 2 tblspns. 7) Snow peas - 4 8)...
  18. Teriyaki Halibut and Prawns

    Teriyaki Halibut and Prawns

    Teriyaki Halibut and Prawns
  19. Alaskan Halibut Fillet

    Alaskan Halibut Fillet

    Alaskan Halibut Fillet
  20. Furikake Salmon on Creamed Scallion Rice

    Furikake Salmon on Creamed Scallion Rice

    Furikake Salmon on Creamed Scallion Rice
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