Americans consumed 4.5 billion pounds of seafood in 2012, according to Fisheries of the United States 2012, an annual report from NOAA Fisheries.
On average, Americans enjoyed 14.4 pounds of fish and shellfish in 2012. Average consumption was down four percent from 15.0 pounds in 2011.
According to the report, U.S. commercial fishermen landed 9.6 billion pounds of fish and shellfish in 2012, valued at $5.1 billion.
source: NOAA Fisheries