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Why is seafood so costly?

Asked by K. Tanaka, Last updated: Mar 27, 2019

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F. Manasseh

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F. ManassehSoftware Developer, B.E (Bachelor of Engineering), Tallahassee, Florida
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Answered on Oct 08, 2019

Seafood is expensive because the process that people have to undergo in order to get it is also very tedious. Harvesting seafood can be very hard. It would take hours and sometimes even days before fishermen are able to get the catch that they need. Depending on the weather, there are also instances when they would not have any catch at all.

This can increase the prices of seafood even further. Processing seafood is also hard. They need to be cleaned thoroughly. Otherwise, people may catch some diseases that will be deadly for them. This explains why sushi is just so expensive. They cannot be served as is. The shipment of seafood will also be a huge factor in the seafood’s price.

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Answered on Mar 27, 2019

The cost of seafood is gauged by the demand for fish which increases due to population growth, health benefits, and sustainability concerns. While the supply of wild seafood stays mostly constant, the need for seafood outstrips the amount, which raises the cost of seafood. Another reason for the high price of seafood is logistics. Fresh wild seafood has a short shelf life compared to farmed seafood, farmed poultry, and most produce.

The cost of seafood is gauged by the demand for fish which increases due to population growth,
Also, it is much harder to produce seafood than any other type of meat consistently. It is quite difficult to catch fish in significant quantities. Also, seafood is more difficult to process than any other meat, as it requires a specialized mass fillet factory.

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J. Shatner

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Answered on Mar 26, 2019

Seafood is a specialty food that many love to splurge on when given the chance to do so. it is costly though. Why? Availablity is the biggest reason it is so expensive. There are only so many fish in the sea. Also, going out to sea to catch the seafood or even when it is gathered or fished from the shore is costly to do and that expense is passed on the the consumer.
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There are more and more regulations which make fishing the sea and lakes and rivers more costly and also make the supply less so the demand is a higher proportion. These things work together to raise prices. In general, the further you are away from the sea, the more you'll be paying for seafood.

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