Around six in 10 Europeans buy seafood to eat at home at least once a month, although those facing less financial pressures in their lives are more likely to do so.

These trends and many others are part of a new bi-annual report published by the European Commission that shines a light on consumer buying habits, changes in consumption in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, consumer preferences in relation to fishery and aquaculture projects and labelling information.

Despite nearly two-thirds of Europeans (64 percent) eating seafood at home at least once a month, researchers expect the figure, which is 6 percentage points lower than the previous study in 2018, will disappoint the seafood industry.