Sales of seafood products in Spain fell 20 percent in the first few months of 2023, according to a new report analyzing consumer purchasing.

Spain's Association of Manufacturers and Distributors (AECOC) presented the report Wednesday at the Barcelona Seafood Expo Global. Its authors cited inflation as a reason for the decline in fish consumption.

"The context of inflation is leading consumers to a change of their habits where price is paramount, which affects the consumption of fresh products.