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Hong Kong Has One of the Highest Seafood Consumption Rates in the World

By Foodies

- Published on November 5, 2015 by Foodies

In 2013, Hong Kong imported USD 3.2 billion worth of fish and seafood products (International Trade Centre 2015).  Items that have high market demand in Hong Kong include shellfish (lobsters, crabs, clams, scallops, and sea urchin), as well as mackerel, halibut, and black cod.

Hong Kong has one of the highest seafood consumption rates in the world at 71.6kg per capita (2009; the equivalent of about 250 mackerel each per person). To put this in perspective, that is about 4.1 times higher than the global average (18.9 kg per capita; about 60 mackerel each per person) and double the per capita consumption in mainland China as per WWF records.

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