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Salmon fish fingers have made a splash with shoppers in Europe - but are set to sink without a trace in the UK.

Birds Eye has pulled the plug on its salmon fish fingers in response to the product accounting for less than 0.1% of the brand’s total UK fish ­finger sales last year. The salmon fish fingers were launched in the UK in 2009 but have struggled to gain long-term traction in the mults, having been delisted by Asda, Tesco and Morrisons in recent years. Production ceased late last year.

News of the decision - first revealed by IntraFish.com - follows a difficult period for fish fingers, with the branded fish finger market down 1.6% to £90.35m [Kantar 52 w/e 17 August 2014].

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