The UK has been through the ringer recently in terms of our ‘food culture’ if you want to call it that. This year has seen the reduced sizes of maltesers, Toblerone betraying their own standards and potentially losing Marmite forever. On top of that we’ve had word that the roast dinner and classic cup of tea is going extinct. What’s next? Fish and Chips?
Actually yeah. In an affront to all that is sacred, the UK could be entering is final decade of cod and chips being held as a nationwide staple. Ecologists are warning that by 2025 fish and chips will be a takeaway of generations past.
*Life of takeaways flashes before eyes*
As Mashable report, the scarcity of cod could result in a future where squid and chips is the takeaway of choice. Sound gross to you? Well you should have thought about that before you contributed to climate change.
At the time of writing, Donald Trump has just picked ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to serve as his secretary of state. In short, this is not good news considering we have a president-elect that denies the existence of climate change.
Dr John Pinnegar spoke to Mashable about the influx of tentacled takeaways, saying, “In 2025 and beyond, we may need to replace cod and other old favourites with warm-water species such as squid, mackerel, sardine and red mullet”.
Rising sea temperatures will see an exodus of certain fish that we source fro the North Sea. As time passes, cod numbers have been slow to recover from overfishing in the 80s and 90s while the squid population has been increasing admirably.
“I would anticipate that currently small-scale fisheries targeting warm-water-species such as squid, sardine and anchovy will continue to expand”, Pinnergar continued.
We hope you guys are fans of calamari because squid and chips could be gracing your local chippie sooner than you think.