When Jews brought smoked salmon to the U.K., they could never have imagined the extent to which it would catch on.
$1.2 billion: Worldwide retail value of Scottish-farmed salmon
1 million: Smoked salmon meals eaten in the U.K. every week
50+: Number of countries that imported fresh Scottish salmon in 2015
5,000: Scottish jobs reliant on the aquaculture industry
Source: Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation
Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman is director of international communications for a leading Israeli think tank and an American-Israeli journalist since 1995. She raises her large, blended family a bus ride from the Western Wall. Follow her on Twitter, @maayanjaffe.