Prince Charles is so worried about the future of fish and chips that he has launched a campaign to halt overfishing; and the owner of Delaware’s beloved fish and chip shops couldn’t be more supportive.
In fact, Alison Blyth opted years ago to use sustainable Alaskan pollock instead of cod, a depleting source. The Prince is thinking along the same lines. He is encouraging the use of Scottish haddock, a sustainable option equivalent to pollock in the Western Hemisphere.
An article in The Telegraph reported that he said: “Fish and chips are a part of British culture, one of our iconic national dishes. . . But I wonder if it is an aspect of our national life that we can safely say can be sustained indefinitely?”
Brits eat 382 million fish and chip meals annually, according to the National Federation of Fish Friers.
Prince Charles pointed out that the cod stock in the North Sea was severely depleted prior to stricter fishing quotas and other management techniques.
“We’re proud to be ahead of this trend. We selected pollock because it’s in the cod family and, therefore, perfect for fish and chips, ” said Blyth. “Best of all it’s also highly sustainable.”