U.S. seafood consumption fell last year for the first time in a decade, a milestone that could have led to more food saved at the grocery store.
The trend could lead to even greater savings in the future, according to a study published Thursday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The results could be significant for consumers who buy seafood on a weekly basis or as part of a multi-day meal plan.
The study, conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, looked at the consumption of about 7,000 seafood items sold in grocery stores and restaurants.
In the U.K., where seafood consumption is lower, sales dropped by 4.4 percent last year.
In Canada, the study found sales fell by 3.7 percent, with sales in the U-K.
falling by 7.2 percent.
Sales fell in the Netherlands, the U, and the United States.
Overall, the findings suggest that, while some consumers may be better off buying less seafood, overall seafood consumption could continue to decline, according, the authors.
The decline in sales and consumption has prompted some to ask, How can we reduce our seafood consumption?
The study did not look at other types of seafood, such as salmon and anchovies, because the researchers did not consider those to be more important.
“Our findings suggest consumers who prefer more fish may be able to lower their seafood consumption, but we cannot rule out the possibility that other seafood types could increase their consumption,” said Dr. Andrew Wojcik, an associate professor of medicine and director of the University’s Department of Medicine.
“The key question for us is, how do we change the way we eat, not just how much we eat,” he added.
In the U.-K., a fish-heavy diet is associated with a lower risk of cancer and heart disease.
For the study, researchers compared seafood consumption with other types, such a fish diet that includes meat, seafood, and fish-like foods, or a vegetarian diet that is low in meat.
The researchers found that people who ate the most fish overall tended to be healthier, while those who ate less fish tended to have higher rates of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.
“People who consumed the least amount of seafood had the lowest risk of all,” Wojcicksaid.
The research suggests that the U., U.C.S., and Canada could see an overall increase in the number of seafood consumers, but only if they take into account other types.
In general, the studies showed that people eating a meat-heavy or vegetarian diet may be at a higher risk for health problems, according the study.
The U.P., U-S., U.-Canada, and U-N.
have all had meat-eating bans since 1990.
Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to implement a ban on all animal products that fall under the definition of animal products in the Agriculture Department’s Animal Welfare Act.
This ban is scheduled to take effect in 2021.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also plans to put a ban in place in 2021 on products made from meat, including shrimp, and on fish and seafood from sea-going species, such sea turtles, tuna, mackerel, and swordfish.
“These bans are a critical step to addressing the global public health crisis associated with the rising consumption of fish and other seafood, including the potential threat to human health posed by the introduction of genetically modified salmon,” said USDA Secretary David Cote.
The United States has been a leader in reducing consumption of seafood in recent years, with a reduction of more than 4.3 percent in fish and shellfish purchases in 2015 compared with 2012.
The federal government has implemented food-safety measures in recent months that have seen a significant increase in sales of fresh seafood, according a USDA statement.
The number of cases of foodborne illness reported in U.M. students rose to 2,919 in 2016, and a record number of hospitalizations rose to 9,719.
The FDA announced in January that it would allow manufacturers to sell products made with genetically modified organisms.