The number of UK fish and chip shops willing to consider putting alternative species on their menus amid soaring cod and haddock prices and the cost of living crisis is mounting, according to the National Fish Fryers Federation.

Faced with potential fallout from Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine, the UK fish and chip industry is up against the worst crisis in its 160-year history, amid soaring prices for a seemingly endless list of raw material and other costs.

"We are all feeling the pinch and it is no secret that times are tough.