Retail seafood sales in the United Kingdom have surpassed £4 billion (€4.4 billion/$5.2 billion) for the first time ever, boosted specifically by the frozen and ambient categories as a direct result of the global coronavirus pandemic.

In the past decade, total spend on seafood at retail has typically been below £3.5 billion (€3.9 billion/$4.6 billion), but in the 52 weeks ending July 11, sales reached £4.04