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Half of fish-and-chips restaurants may close due to sanctions

Half of fish-and-chips restaurants may close due to sanctions

Half of the country’s establishments serving the traditional fish and chips dish are operating at a loss due to a 35 percent import duty on fish from Russia.

“About 5,000 eateries could be at risk of closing as outlets are forced to switch to cheaper products and raise prices,” experts say.


According to Andrew Crook, owner of a fish-and-chips restaurant in Lancashire, the price of cod supplies has almost doubled – from eight pounds to 14 pounds per kilogram.

Earlier, the owners of British cafes and fish-and-chips restaurants announced that they intended to seek help in the supply of fish to Norway in order to normalize the price level due to anti-Russian sanctions.

It is worth clarifying that a government spokesman reacted: “We are working closely with industry to mitigate the impact that these sanctions may have.”


On July 20, acting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on sellers of the traditional fish and chips dish to abandon fish caught in Russia.