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One in six UK consumers eating more fish

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One in six people in the UK are eating more fish and seafood than they were a year ago, according to a survey for the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).

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Over 65% of those eating more said they have increased their fish intake because they are trying to eat more healthily.

Toby Middleton, programme director for MSC in the UK, said: "At this time of year, many of us resolve to eat more healthily or try new things, and incorporating more fish in our diets can be a good way to achieve both goals.”

“But our poll took place before New Year’s resolutions were made, so clearly for a lot of people the switch to eating more fish is not just for January - there seems to be a growing, year-round interest in ‘meat-free Mondays’, for example, as people try to cut back on the amount of meat they eat, without becoming out-and-out vegetarians,” he added.

One third of people who were eating more fish said it was because they had reduced the amount of meat they eat, though just 2% said they had become pescatarian or cut meat out of their diet altogether.

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