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Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 20 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the annual amount of fish consumed in the UK. (248986)

DEFRA has made the following estimate of the annual amount of fish consumed in the UK:

UK household purchased quantities

Fish per week: 165.18 grams per person

UK Eaten out purchased quantities

Fish and fish products per week: 13.19 grams per person

UK population figure 2007

Million: 59.74


Combined grams/person/week: 178.37

Grams/person/year: 9275.35

Million grams/pop/year: 554085.1708

Million Kgs/pop/year:554.085

Million tonnes: 0.554

Total annual UK consumption of fish:

0.55 Million tonnes

Totals include takeaway fish meals and fish products, ready meals, tinned and bottled fish.