In the U.S., the total edible seafood supply of about 4.7 billion pounds per year is not fully utilised says the study published in the journal Global Environmental Change. About half of the edible seafood is wasted. The consumers discard 1.3 billion pounds annually. Fishermen throw away 570 million pounds when they catch the wrong species. Distribution loss is about 330 pounds. The wasted fish contains enough protein to meet the requirements of more than 10 million people each year, according to the study. The study leader David Love, a Johns Hopkins University researcher, said in a statement that it is urgent to reduce waste of seafood to meet the increasing demand. The scale of food waste in the U.S. is alarming and the federal government has announced plans to cut food waste in half by 2030.