EU seafood consumption nudged upwards in 2018, as trade flows and demand shifted in key categories, according to the EU Fish Processors and Traders Association's (AIPCE-CEP) annual Finfish Report.

At the AIPCE-CEP 60th anniversary event, Christine Yung Hung, a post-doctoral assistant in agro-food marketing and consumer behavior at University of Gent, asked a room full of industry and government representatives a simple question: why are people eating fish?

Studies conducted by the University of Ghent show that the EU was consuming more fish per person at 27 kilograms a head -- 21 percent higher than the global average.