The US retail seafood sales numbers for 2022 are in, and the news is somewhat mixed.

On the positive side, fresh seafood dollar sales and pounds sold in 2022 exceed those of the pre-pandemic year of 2019. Dollar sales reached $6.5 billion (€6 billion) in 2022, a 20 percent increase over the $5.4 billion (€5 billion) in sales in 2019.

Certainly, some of that sales increase must be attributed to the dramatic inflation increase in 2022. The US inflation rate in 2019 was 1.81