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UK Salmon Sales Leap

UK - According to a new report the consumption of fresh salmon in the United Kingdom has jumped by 22 per cent in just two years.

The report, published by TNS, a market research group, claims that fresh salmon meals consumed at home rose from 179 million in 2006 to 219 million this year.

Mark Thomson of TNS commented: "One of the key priorities in the current economic climate is health - it is an even bigger influence on consumers. The popularity of fresh salmon continues to leap as its health benefits are increasingly recognised."

Published this week, the latest annual survey of Scottish salmon production anti-cipates more modest growth, from 129,930 tonnes in 2007 to approximately 136,000 tonnes in 2008, says TheHerald.

Scott Landsburgh, the new chief executive of Scottish Salmon Producers' Organisation, told the news agency: "We welcome the growth in the UK fresh salmon market. As people are reportedly spending less on eating out, it is extremely encouraging to see one in five UK households purchasing fresh salmon over the last year."

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