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Op-Ed: Plenty more fish in the sea – Thinking beyond salmon

Americans love seafood—especially salmon. Fishermen and Indigenous peoples on this continent have long revered salmon as a cultural touchstone with phenomenal life histories and deep connections to the place. Plus, salmon tastes good. We love salmon so much that in 2021 Americans ate almost 3.5 pounds of it, on average, making it the most popular fish in the U.S. That should come as no surprise, given the growing number of experts touting its nutritional and heart-healthy benefits.