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What is the most widely eaten fish in the world?

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Herring is the most widely eaten fish in the world. However, in the United States, tuna is the most consumed fish, and the most consumed seafood is shrimp, according to 2012 statistics.

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What is the most widely eaten fish in the world?
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Some nutritional facts on herring is that a serving size of 100 grams provides 18 grams of protein, 57 milligrams of calcium, 236 milligrams of phosphorus, and contains 158 calories. It is also a good source of fatty acids.

This fish is found in both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. For example, the herring's habitat in the North Atlantic is along the coast of Europe and North America. Herring has commercial value, and there are many fisheries located in Europe. People eat herring in various forms, such as pickled or salted.

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