A fish & chip shop in Devon has been granted permission by its local council to sell battered seagull & chips.
Sandworthy town councillor Steven Bay, 52, said: “the council was granted permission to cull seagulls earlier this year. It was around that time that Mr Hadddock, owner of Haddock’s Fish & Chips approached the council with the idea of seagull & chips.
“Not everyone on the council was for the idea, but it made a lot of sense, and Mr Haddock is expected to start selling the new delicacy next month. It’ll certainly be a boost for the local economy.”
There is controversy in the seaside resort of Little Newborough over plans to clamp down on nuisance seagulls, which have been branded a menace to the public by local councillors.
Town councillor, Don Dolly, who has spearheaded the campaign for the past three years, said: “after several recent attacks we have decided to clamp down on the scourge by issuing them with parking tickets if they’re found on cars parked on yellow lines; giving them on-the-spot fines for fouling; and immediate arrest for attacking someone, or stealing someone’s food, all with the aim of driving them out of the town for good.”