Do we eat enough fish in the UK?

Does the UK eat a lot of fish?

Facts and figures (from the Federation of Fish Friers)

British consumers eat approximately 382 million meals from fish & chip shops every year, including 167 million portions of fish & chips, the traditional favourite. 80% of people visit fish & chip shops at least once a year.

How much fish do we eat in the UK?

Total Weekly Fish Consumption by UK Adults, 2012 – 2030

Yearly, this equates to a total UK adult consumption of 410,000 metric tonnes of fish in 2012, rising to around 480,000 metric tonnes in 2030.

Do people eat enough fish?

Fish and shellfish are good sources of vitamins and minerals and are often lower in fat than meat. … As part of a healthy diet, we should eat at least two portions (140g each) of fish a week, including one of oily fish such as salmon, trout, fresh tuna, mackerel or sardines.

What is the most eaten fish in UK?

Mackerel was the leading fish type landed by UK vessels with over 152 thousand tonnes.

What fish do Brits eat?

Dozens of edible fish live in UK waters, but the unadventurous British tend to eat just three – salmon, tuna and cod – most of which come from abroad.

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Where does our fish come from UK?

The north Atlantic, and in particular the waters referred to as the EU’s Northern External Waters, has a plentiful stock of cod and haddock supplying the UK’s fish & chip shops.

UK cod catches in distant waters (2017)

Country Tonnes
Greenland 1,756
North Norway 6,950
Svalbard 9,637
NAFO (Northwest Atlantic) 1,144