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Pollock losing ground in competitive UK fish finger market

If the current trend continues, cod could be the new market leader within a couple of years.

The vast majority of pollock sold at UK retail is in the form of frozen fish fingers.

However, sales were down 10.3 percent to £49 million (€54.1 million/$63.9 million) in 2016 with volumes dropping 5.2 percent to 12,340 metric tons.

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Comparatively, sales of frozen cod fish fingers saw a significant jump of 19.7 percent in the year to £59.8 million (€66 million/$78 million), up from £50 million (€55.2 million/$65.2 million) in 2015, while volumes increased 24.2 percent to 10,329 metric tons.

While still relatively minor, sales of frozen haddock fish fingers also grew their share of the category in 2016. In terms of value they were up 5.9 percent to £8.5 million (€9.4 million/$11.1 million) and up 8.3 percent in volume to 1,306 metric tons.

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