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Warmer Seas Expected to Give the UK's National Dish a More Continental Flavour

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A scientist whose surname rhymes with vinegar says he expects climate change to affect the UK s national dish well, one of them anyway -- fish and chips.

According to Dr John Pinnegar of the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Cefas , warm-water species such as squid, sardines and mackerel are now thriving in the North Sea, while cod appear to be heading north towards Norway.

Bloody foreigners chasing our hard-working local fish away.

Cefas, which has been keeping tabs on the North Sea s fish populations for over 100 years, says it found squid at 60% of its 76 survey stations in 2016, compared with 20% in 1984.

Its data suggests that the temperature of seawater around the UK will continue to rise too.

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