SeafoodTHE Costa del Sol may be rife with seafood but Spain is importing more fish from abroad than ever before.

And a large amount of it is coming from familiar shores.

UK food secretary Elizabeth Truss is celebrating ‘an excellent year’ for food and drink exports, sighting seafood purchases by Spain as a major factor.

“The demand is out there and in recent years sales of all kinds of British products have soared,” she said. “America wants our London dry gin, China is choosing British cheese and Spain is buying seafood from our coasts.”

While the official figures are not released until March, industry experts are predicting 2015 as a bumper year for British exports.

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