How much seafood does the average American eat in a year, and what percentage represents canned tuna?
In 2007, seafood industry analyst H.M. Johnson and Associates reported that the average person consumed 16.3 pounds of commercial fish and shellfish, down from 16.5 pounds in 2006. Canned tuna represented about 17 percent of total fish consumption in 2007.
Also, canned tuna may be packed in water (the most popular option) or oil. Chunk light meat in water is the most popular light meat pack. Albacore, which is the only tuna species that can be called "white," is packed almost exclusively in water in solid form.