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).

View More On Wikipedia.org
  1. 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
  2. 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...
  3. New England Clam Chowder

    New England Clam Chowder

    New England Clam Chowder
  4. Canned Chopped Clams

    Canned Chopped Clams

    Canned Chopped Clams
  5. Canned Whole Baby Clams

    Canned Whole Baby Clams

    Canned Whole Baby Clams
  6. Fish Chowder

    Fish Chowder

    Fish Chowder
  7. 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...
  8. Furikake Salmon Bowl

    Furikake Salmon Bowl

    Furikake Salmon Bowl
  9. 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)...
  10. Teriyaki Halibut and Prawns

    Teriyaki Halibut and Prawns

    Teriyaki Halibut and Prawns
  11. Alaskan Halibut Fillet

    Alaskan Halibut Fillet

    Alaskan Halibut Fillet
  12. Furikake Salmon on Creamed Scallion Rice

    Furikake Salmon on Creamed Scallion Rice

    Furikake Salmon on Creamed Scallion Rice
  13. flyinglentris

    Recipe Pescado Pargo en Caldo de Marisco (Snapper Seafood Marisco)

    Pescado Pargo en Caldo de Marisco (Snapper Seafood Marisco): Ingredients: 1) Red snapper (or Pacific rockfish snapper) - 1 large fillet 2) Maryland soft shell blue crab - 1 3) Scallops - 3 large 4) Prawns, in the shell - 3 5) Manila clams, in the shell -3 6) Mussels (black or New Zealand...
  14. Snapper Seafood Marisco with Iced White Grape Peach Juice

    Snapper Seafood Marisco with Iced White Grape Peach Juice

    Snapper Seafood Marisco with Iced White Grape Peach Juice
  15. Large Scallops

    Large Scallops

    Large Scallops
  16. Pacific Octopus Tentacle

    Pacific Octopus Tentacle

    Pacific Octopus Tentacle
  17. Pacific Rockfish Snapper Fillets

    Pacific Rockfish Snapper Fillets

    Pacific Rockfish Snapper Fillets
  18. Fish Soft Tacos with Blue Corn Chips and Salsa

    Fish Soft Tacos with Blue Corn Chips and Salsa

    Fish Soft Tacos with Blue Corn Chips and Salsa
  19. Alaskan Cod Fillets

    Alaskan Cod Fillets

    Alaskan Cod Fillets
  20. Alaskan Cod Fillets

    Alaskan Cod Fillets

    Alaskan Cod Fillets
Top Bottom