The export value of U.K. salmon increased by more than 53 percent to GBP 408 million (USD 525.2 million, EUR 447.4 million) in the first-half of this year, helping the country achieve a record total value for its overseas food and drink sales, confirmed new industry figures issued by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF). 

Whisky remained the nation’s top export, while salmon was second and beer leapfrogged chocolate to take the third slot. But while the volume of salmon expor…