Just released by the National Restaurant Association "What's Hot in 2010; Chef survey" shows that local and sustainable seafood are high on the list of important issues for chefs.
Here is a brief look at where seafood ranks:
Top 20 Trends
#2. Locally sourced meats and seafood
#10. Sustainable seafood
#18. Non-traditional fish (e.g. branzino, Arctic char,barramundi)
Top Trends by Category
Main Dishes / Center of the Plate
#1. Locally sourced meats and seafood
#3. Sustainable seafood
#4. Non-traditional fish (e.g. branzino, Arctic char,barramundi)
Breakfast / Brunch
#4. Seafood breakfast items (e.g. smoked salmon, oysters, crab cake)
All data has been collected from www.restaurant.org/foodtrends
For additional information see the Nation Restaurant Association website or Seafood Source.