Seafood offers a variety of nutritious sources of protein from fish, lobster, crab and shrimp, snails, oysters, clams, mussels and scallops, and others such as octopus, squid and urchins and seaweed. Connecticut is a producer of many farm-raised and wild caught seafood options. Local seafood is sold at restaurants, retail stores and farmers markets across the state.
Learn more about:
- Connecticut Farm Markets and Farm Stands: map
- Seafood Harvest and Handling brochure
- How to Shuck Shellfish: brochure | video
- Seafood Nutrition Facts: website
- Shellfish Nutrition Facts:
- Seafood Consumption, Knowledge, Behaviors and Preferences of Connecticut Residents Report: PDF
- NOAA Fisheries Infographics
Did you know?
- The USDA Dietary Guidelines strongly recommend two seafood meals per week and most other health related organizations including the American Heart Association
- FDA provides advice on which are the best seafood choices for breastfeeding moms and young children
- American eats less than half the recommended amount of seafood
- Over half of the seafood consumed globally is farmed-raised
- Greater than 90% of seafood consumed in the U.S. is imported
- The U.S. seafood trade deficit is $16.9 billion dollars.
Access Connecticut seafood at these direct sales and retail locations!