UK consumers prefer cod and haddock. We eat these fish more than any other nation. This is the fish served most often in our fish & chip shops. Most of this comes from the Icelandic, Norwegian and Barents Seas, where around one twelfth of the total is caught by the British trawler Kirkella.
Results of a recent survey of MPs by Populus revealed that:
• 83% said fish & chips has the best claim to be the UK’s national dish (but a quarter of Welsh MPs, named chicken tikka masala!)
• 65% correctly named cod as the fish most often served in UK fish & chip shops and 29% say haddock. (70% of MPs from Scotland say haddock)
• Only 31% of MPs knew that most of the cod and haddock served in fish & chip shops come from distant waters beyond the UK and EU