Britain faces post-Brexit prawn crisis due to large UK tariffs on fish caught around Greenland

BRITAIN is facing a post-Brexit prawn crisis.

Large UK tariffs on fish caught around Greenland have seen prices soar.

Greenland is diverting supplies to Europe — leaving a shortage for shops and sandwich makers.

They want ministers to cut the temporary 20 per cent tariff to safeguard the grub and protect 2,000 jobs.

Greenland’s prawns account for 60 per cent of our market.

Henrik Leth, of supplier Polar Seafood, said: “Our UK stocks could soon run out.

“Without Greenland we might be left with inconsistent quality and no guarantee on volume.”

Randall Jennings of fish firm Royal Greenland warned of “food shortages and inferior alternatives”.

But the crisis might please footie’s Roy Keane.

In 2000 skipper Keane blasted Man United hospitality guests as the “prawn sandwich brigade” — more interested in their food than football.

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