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Price of fish and chips may rise amid Iceland trawler dispute

The price of fish and chips could be about to rise as a strike by Icelandic fishermen threatens the UK supply of fresh cod and haddock.
Grimsby, which is Britain’s biggest importer of fresh Icelandic fish, has been hit by reduced stock levels triggered by the dispute, which centres on Icelandic trawlermen’s demand for a larger share of the value of their catch.
At the town’s fish market, where the price of whole cod is £2.80 to £3 per kilogram and haddock is at £2.20 to £3.30 per kilo, just 514 boxes of fish were offered for auction on Tuesday – described as the “least supply ever”.
Fears have been raised that cod and haddock prices could rise because of the dwindling supply.

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