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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  1. Florida Spiny Lobster

    Florida Spiny Lobster

    Florida Spiny Lobster
  2. flyinglentris

    Recipe Honey Almond Halibut

    Honey Almond Halibut: Ingredients: 1) Halibut fillet - 4 to 6 Oz. 2) Rice (white) - 1/8 cup dry 3) Honey - 4 tblspns. 4) Lemon juice - 3 tblspns. 5) Cream cheese - 2 tblspns. 6) Cucumber - 1/8 7) Radish - 1 8) Dill - 1 tspn. 9) Almonds - 1/8 cup 10) Finger lime caviar - 5 or more, as...
  3. Honey Almond Halibut

    Honey Almond Halibut

    Honey Almond Halibut
  4. Prawns with Heads On

    Prawns with Heads On

    Prawns with Heads On
  5. Seafood Soup.jpeg

    Seafood Soup.jpeg

  6. Duckets Bucket

    Duckets Bucket

    Duckets Bucket
  7. New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels

    New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels

    New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels
  8. Soft Shell Crab, Butterfly Shrimp, Fries and Onion Rings

    Soft Shell Crab, Butterfly Shrimp, Fries and Onion Rings

    Soft Shell Crab, Butterfly Shrimp, Fries and Onion Rings
  9. Breaded Butterfly Shrimp

    Breaded Butterfly Shrimp

    Breaded Butterfly Shrimp
  10. Elk Medallions and California Red Abalone Steaks

    Elk Medallions and California Red Abalone Steaks

    Elk Medallions and California Red Abalone Steaks
  11. California Red Abalone Steaks

    California Red Abalone Steaks

    California Red Abalone Steaks
  12. Manila Clams

    Manila Clams

    Manila Clams
  13. Seafood Plate - Salmon, Manila Clams, King Crab and French Fries

    Seafood Plate - Salmon, Manila Clams, King Crab and French Fries

    Seafood Plate - Salmon, Manila Clams, King Crab and French Fries
  14. King Crab Legs

    King Crab Legs

    King Crab Legs
  15. Maryland Blue Soft Shell Crabs

    Maryland Blue Soft Shell Crabs

    Maryland Blue Soft Shell Crabs
  16. CraigC

    Seafood You Harvest Yourself?

    We are avid underwater hunters and speared quite a lot of fish when we used to dive a lot. Our favorites were hogfish, black grouper and mutton snapper. We also took red grouper and gag (grey) grouper on occasion. We also caught many spiny, Spanish, shovel nose and slipper lobster. I used to...
  17. Mountain Cat

    Recipe Seafood Salad with Soft-Shelled Crab, Shrimp, Quinoa, and Fennel

    Soft shelled crabs are a seasonal delight on the east coast of the US. They're not cheap, but I can only find them mid spring in these parts. They are Maryland blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus), found in Chesapeake Bay and environs - and they, like all crabs, shed their hard shells annually so...
  18. ForeverFoodieLove

    Recipe & Video Sumptuous bouillabaisse Marseilles - French seafood soup

    View: https://youtu.be/PVqVUQhmqnM This Bouillabaisse Marseilles is a classic and easy fish soup that gives you a sumptuous and unforgettable taste! 😊 Ingredients Seafood 300 g Large Shrimp 250 g Salmon, skin removed, cut into 1 inch wide strips 250 g Cod, cut into 1 inch wide strips 300 g...
  19. Spicy Crab Cakes

    Spicy Crab Cakes

    Spicy Crab Cakes
  20. flyinglentris

    Recipe Salmon Scallop Snow Pea Soup

    Salmon Scallop Snow Pea Soup: Ingredients: 1) Salmon - 2" wide cut from thickest part of a fillet 2) Scallops - 8 to 10 large 3) Snow Peas - 10 to 12 4) Garlic cloves - 8 5) Scallion - 1 6) Half n half - 2 to 3 tblspns. 7) Butter - 1 tblspn. 8) Wine, Albariño - 1 cup 9) Oregano - 2 tspns...
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