People across the United Kingdom are not eating the recommended portions of fish each week, according to an online survey from Ish Fish, the Grimsby-based fish delivery company.
The study of more than 3,000 people found that 36.2% of respondents eat fish just once a week. A report from the American Heart Association says that eating seafood twice a week is an important part of keeping your heart healthy.
Of the other participants, 45.4% claim they eat fish twice a week, while 18.4% enjoy seafood on their plates three or more times a week.
This new research shows a growing trend, underlined by a 2018 report from non-departmental public body Seafish that demonstrated that people eat an average of 1.15 portions per person per week.
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Garry Bainbridge, co-founder of Ish Fish, said: “We’re on a mission to get more people across the UK to eat seafood, because it’s delicious and versatile but, more importantly, because it’s so good for you!
“Whether you are training, dieting or looking for a well-balanced diet, there’s a place for it everywhere.”
Part of the survey saw people vote for their favourite fish. It was a four-way battle for the top but salmon led the way with 24.3% of the vote. Swimming closely behind were sea bass (21.6%), haddock (20.3%) and cod (17.2%) with honourable mentions for halibut (9.8%) and tuna (6.7%).
Salmon, haddock, cod and tuna are staples, mainstays at the top of the fish leaderboard. The addition of sea bass and halibut shows a development and variation in the preferences of British citizens.