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A dish of crawfish.

Seafood is derived from aquatic animals, such as fish, mollusks, and crustaceans. These animals provide protein in many diets around the world. The harvesting of seafood is called "fishing. "

It is also a term used for the aquatic ingredients i.e. the shrimp, in such foods.

The term is not restricted to sea creatures, but may include fresh-water animals as well. The plants of the sea are often also edible, including sea lettuce, nori, which is actually a type of algae.

Types of seafoodEdit



Crab being sorted

Miscellaneous seafoodEdit

Seafood RecipesEdit

Additional seafood recipes can be found in the various seafood pages.

External resourcesEdit

  • The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch Program offers suggestions on what seafood to choose based on environmental impact and fishery health.
Last modified on 23 December 2011, at 15:34