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Sorry, “no fish and chips, what about some squid and chips”; UK waters warming

Tuesday, December 13th 2016 - 16:17 UTC
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The traditional British fish supper could be replaced by the likes of squid as the waters around the UK's shores grow warmer, say government scientists. Squid and other fish that thrive in warmer waters, such as sardines and anchovy, are flourishing around the North Sea, according to fisheries data. Squid are now being caught at 60% of survey stations in the North Sea, compared with 20% in the 1980s, but the likes of cod are heading north, away from British waters. Read full article

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  • Briton

    More great advice from the experts,
    or just a sales pitch...lol

    Dec 13th, 2016 - 08:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    “The traditional British fish supper could be replaced by the likes of squid as the waters around the UK's shores grow warmer, say government scientists...”

    “Government scientists” who have never passed an economics course and remain blissfully unaware that fishing fleets go where the fish are, rather than fearing to stray from home harbours.

    Dec 14th, 2016 - 01:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    I am not sure it would replace cod or other white fish but why not offer it as an additional choice. Lots of people eat squid, it is hardly exotic.

    Dec 14th, 2016 - 12:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    What Cod...?
    It used to be Cod...
    It is now usually Haddock as standard in the Chippy....

    Dec 14th, 2016 - 01:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Where? When this story hit the news they reported cod was still the most popular fish at around 60%. I can't say I have much knowledge personally. The last time we had fish and chips was years ago when some U.S. family visited and wanted to try it. They all ordered cod. Nothing wrong with other white fish but I would draw the line at mushy peas and curry sauce popular in certain parts.

    Dec 14th, 2016 - 03:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    Everywhere...
    I'm not sure exactly when the transition occurred, but if you ask for fish and chips now, or in Scotland a fish supper...what you get is haddock...
    Cod is dearer...
    I get a fish supper about once a month as a treat (too much fat)...and to support local services...

    Dec 14th, 2016 - 03:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • James Marshall

    I prefer Haddock to be honest, the local chippy when we lived in the UK always had a few cod already cooked, but would always cook the Haddock fresh, maybe it has changed of late.

    Dec 14th, 2016 - 06:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Rock N Chips ?

    Dec 14th, 2016 - 07:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DennisA

    Yet again computer projections are presented as observed fact.

    “as the waters around the UK's shores grow warmer”

    “Long-term data shows the centre of distribution of cod has moved north towards Norway”

    In the 60's cod moved south towards the UK as it got colder, hence the Cod wars.

    This is more cod science.

    But they are not.

    Dec 14th, 2016 - 11:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Yet again your comments are lacking any kind of accuracy. The article presents plenty of actual observations, eg “Squid are now being caught at 60% of survey stations in the North Sea, compared with 20% in the 1980s,” and “Fishing boats are now catching species that have not been caught in the area before.” as well as mentioning what the models predict.

    And the cod wars were about UK ships fishing in waters Iceland claimed; what is now Iceland's 200 NM EEZ. Nothing to do with cod moving south towards the UK.

    Dec 15th, 2016 - 12:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Sounds a bit fishy to me.

    Dec 16th, 2016 - 01:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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