Georgia's coastline is home to rich seafood resources, sustaining coastal communities through employment and nourishment.
Whether you live near Georgia’s coast or far from it, seafood is an important part of a healthful diet. It is high in protein and low in carbohydrates. It contains omega-3 fatty acids which prevent heart disease and stroke, as well as promote healthy development of young children, infants, and unborn babies. In its recently released Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2015-2020 edition, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reiterates that adults should eat at least 8 ounces (cooked edible portion) of a variety of seafood each week, which is equivalent to 2 to 3 servings. The average American consumes only one serving of seafood per week.
Learn about popular types of Georgia seafood, including their taste, catch method, season, habitat, fun facts and more!
Georgians rely on a network of harvesters, wholesalers, and retailers to provide them with safe seafood, whether it’s sustainably harvested from our coast or comes from other states or countries. More than 200 seafood wholesalers and processors in Georgia provide a variety of healthful and delicious seafood products for consumers, as well as jobs for residents. Supporting Georgia harvesters and wholesalers aids local communities, improves Georgia’s economy and reduces the carbon footprint associated with transporting seafood thousands of miles. The University of Georgia Marine Extension Service supports local seafood processors through technical research, marketing strategies, offering seafood HACCP training, and providing regulatory information.
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The Georgia Seafood Directory is an online guide published by the University of Georgia Marine Extension, Georgia Sea Grant and the Consumer Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Agriculture. It serves to promote Georgia's robust network of seafood suppliers in support of a vibrant and sustainable state seafood industry.
Seafood Specialist, P.O. Box 2156, Peachtree City, GA 30269