WHETHER it's for supposedly spending too much time on their phones, opting not too buy homes or choosing put off marriage, Millennials always seem to be courting the headlines.

However it turns out Generation Y also seemingly have an aversion to seafood.

According to new research, 18 to 34-year-olds in the UK are eating just half of the amount of fish compared to their grandparents generation.

Experts claim that a lack of cooking skills is one of the biggest barriers preventing young people from serving themselves a seafood smorgasbord.

Data shows that only a quarter of Millennials surveyed said they felt very confident cooking seafood at home.

But health experts are also warning that a fishy hostility could be having negative impacts on Millennials' life expectancy.

Around one in five deaths around the globe is caused by poor diet, a recent report in the Lancet medical journal found.

And in bad news for fishy food haters, a lack of omega 3 from seafood consumption was highlighted among the dietary factors contributing to death.

Last year seafood industry body Seafish warned that two thirds of people were not eating the recommended Government guideline of two portions of fish a week as part of a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

The body said that eating two portions a week, including one oily fish, provides enough omega 3 to ensure a healthy heart.

Eating enough omega 3 also contributes towards normal brain function and blood pressure, lowers the risk of diabetes and Alzheimer’s, and helps maintain healthy skin, hair and nails.

Marcus Coleman, CEO of Seafish, said: “With seafood containing many nutrients, including omega 3, that form a vital part of a healthy balanced lifestyle, this drastic change in seafood consumption among Millennials is deeply concerning.

"In recent years, studies have shown that omega 3 supplements do not provide the same health benefits as eating fish and shellfish, which are rich in macro and micro nutrients.

"Coupled with the Lancet report, this is further evidence that it’s more important than ever for people of all ages to be consuming the recommended two portions of seafood per week.”