North Sea fishing ground restrictions and a resumed strike by Icelandic fishermen will create fish shortages and higher prices in the UK. Reports from Iceland suggested the strike could last between three and four weeks. And meanwhile there are shortages of the traditional species in the UK and mainland Europe. Peterhead is currently landing one tenth of its previous daily catches, so no Scottish fish is making its way to other UK markets. However despite the shortages, fish prices in the north have remained lower than in the south. This is expected to change as supplies from Iceland dry up. In the south west of England, good catches have resulted in most types of fish being available. {{M/E MEAT }}