Fish, Shellfish and Roe: The Seafood Quiz
by Staff
The oceans provide a bounty of delicious and nutritious treats. How much do you know about the seafood of the world? Take this quiz to find out.

Which type of fish is eaten more than any other worldwide?

  • herring
  • tuna
  • cod

True or false: Many types of seafood are best cooked at a high temperature.

  • true
  • false

Seafood consumption can cut down on which health issue?

  • cardiovascular disease
  • respiratory problems
  • liver degeneration

What percentage of seafood eaten by Americans is imported from other countries?

  • 70 percent
  • 90 percent
  • 98 percent

Which type of seafood do Americans eat more than any other?

  • shrimp
  • tuna
  • Alaska pollock

What liquid is most often used to make soused herring?

  • vinegar
  • vodka
  • gin

True or false: There is no difference between shrimp and prawns.

  • true
  • false

Alaska fishermen catch how much of the U.S. seafood haul each year?

  • 60 percent
  • 40 percent
  • 30 percent

On average, about how much seafood do Americans consume per week?

  • about 2 ounces (57 grams)
  • about 6 ounces
  • about 3.5 ounces

What sort of fish makes up a delicacy called lox?

  • scallops
  • sturgeon
  • salmon

Pregnant women should avoid eating which type of fish?

  • catfish
  • swordfish
  • mahimahi

Which of the following is NOT considered to be a type of "oily" fish?

  • sole
  • tuna
  • mackerel

Where is a lobster brain located?

  • in its claws
  • in its head
  • in its throat

The biggest Atlantic bluefin tuna can reach what maximum weight?

  • about 400 pounds (200 kilograms)
  • about 1,000 pounds
  • about 1,800 pounds

The U.S. prohibits commercial fishing for which species?

  • king salmon
  • bluefin tuna
  • Atlantic halibut

About how much seafood consumed in the U.S. is sourced from farms?

  • about 80 percent
  • about 50 percent
  • about 30 percent

How long can orange roughy live?

  • more than 100 years
  • more than 60 years
  • more than 20 years

Swai, which is popular in the U.S., is mostly imported from which country?

  • China
  • Vietnam
  • Japan

Which type of salmon produces roe that is demanded most often for sushi rolls?

  • pink salmon
  • chum salmon
  • coho salmon

What's the best way to thaw frozen seafood, according to many cooks?

  • in cold water
  • in milk
  • in corn syrup

True or false: Salmon has more omega-3 fatty acids than sardines.

  • true
  • false

Most of the snow crab eaten in the U.S. comes from which area?

  • Alaska
  • Canada
  • Iceland

The Old Testament of the King James Bible outlawed the eating of which seafood?

  • shrimp
  • eel
  • cod

In which country is a fish called "flake" often used for a dish called "fish and chips"?

  • England
  • Australia
  • Ireland

Scallops are high in which vitamin?

  • vitamin B-6
  • vitamin B-12
  • vitamin A

True or false: Anchovy populations remain plentiful in spite of being targeted by many fishermen.

  • true
  • false

Which species of Pacific salmon has the highest fat content, and thus, prized for its deliciousness?

  • coho
  • chinook
  • sockeye

Canned seafood makes up about what percentage of seafood consumed in the U.S.?

  • about 25 percent
  • about 50 percent
  • about 10 percent

Which U.S. president implemented a ban on the sale and import of swordfish due to declining numbers?

  • Ronald Reagan
  • Bill Clinton
  • George W. Bush

Adult red king crabs can have a leg span measuring how wide?

  • 3 feet (91 centimeters)
  • 4 feet
  • 5 feet