One in six UK consumers eating more fish
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. ■