According to a report from Intrafish on January 3, the traditional British delicacy "fish and chips" may be replaced by squid. The increase in sea temperature along the coast of the United Kingdom is suitable for squid and other fish, such as sardines and anchovies in the North Sea. At present, the amount of squid in the North Sea can account for 60%. In the 1980s, the proportion was only 20%.
John Pinnegar, a marine climate change expert at the British Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Center, said that by 2025, the water temperature in the coastal areas of the United Kingdom will continue to rise. The species caught by British fishermen today are different. It was impossible to catch squid 20 or 30 years ago. Britain plans to increase the export trade of squid.
In summer, squid fishing is concentrated in Monray Firth in northeastern Scotland, where efforts have been made to reduce overfishing, especially traditional fish such as haddock and cod. As the water temperature increases, the cruising range of cod shifts to the direction of northern Norway, while plaice is gradually moving closer to Scotland from the Netherlands.