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Monday, 21 September 2009

Salmon is the Winner

Seafish’s recent survey has shown we are all eating nearly twice as much salmon in the UK compared to its nearest rival tuna. This, I imagine, is the result of salmon being both the cheapest available fish and the most readily available in the supermarkets. As mentioned tuna is second, but this may reduce in the next survey with the recent bad press received from the ‘end of the line documentary’. Third and forth are cod and haddock respectively – the countries two favourite cuts. Amazingly Pollack has climbed into the top ten, in at number eight. Its success is most likely due to the championing of this fish by celebrity chefs such like Hugh Fearnly. Seriously though, once you have tasted it you won’t have it again, especially as its increase in popularity has brought the price almost level to haddock (a nice fish).



The list is as follows:


Species

Value (£m)

Volume (tonnes)

Salmon

607.3

49078

Tuna

356.2

74646

Cod

298.7

38294

Haddock

208.8

22591

Warmwater Prawns

178.4

14244

Coldwater Prawns

164.7

17448

Mackerel

92.0

15213

Pollack

66.6

13104

Scampi

55.8

5728

Trout

41.3

4389



Very different scenario in Chelsea with the following being our top ten sellers. The figures would not be accurate so I give you just a species order.


Wild Sea Bass

Cod

Salmon

Dover Sole

Lemon Sole

Atlantic Halibut

Native Lobster

Picked White Crab meat

Monkfish

Warmwater Prawns

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