Seafood is any form of marine life regarded as food by humans. Seafoods include:-
- Finned Fish
- Molluscs (Octopus and Shellfish)
- Crustaceans (Shrimp and Lobster)
- Echinoderms (Sea Cucumber and Sea Urchins)
. Edible sea plants, such as some seaweeds and microalgae, are also seafood, and are widely eaten around the world, especially in Asia.
In North America, the term "seafood" is also applied also to fresh water organisms eaten by humans.
Research over the past few decades has shown that the nutrients and minerals in seafood can make improvements in brain development and reproduction and has highlighted the role for seafood in the functionality of the human body.
Doctors have known of strong links between fish and healthy hearts ever since they noticed that fish-eating Inuit populations in the Arctic had low levels of heart disease.
One study has suggested that adding one portion of fish a week to your diet can cut your chances of suffering a heart attack by half.
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A fish market is a marketplace used for marketing fish products. It can be dedicated to wholesale trade between fishermen and fish merchants, or to the sale of seafood to individual consumers, or to both. Retail fish markets, a type of wet market, often sell street food as well.
Fish markets range in size from small fish stalls, to the world famous Sydney fish market in Sydney, Australia, such as the one in the photos to the right, turning over about 500,000 tonnes a year.
The term fish market can refer to the process of fish marketing in general, but this article is concerned with physical marketplaces.