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Cornish Master fish 2016 Competition

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Send in your recipe for sustainable Cornish seafood for a chance to win some great prizes!

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Cornwall's Fishing Industry

Learn more about this important industry, meet the fishermen who are its lifeblood, discover the steps being made to improve the sustainability of the industry.

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Fisherman of the Month

Ben LoweNewquay

Ben Lowe is a young fisherman from Newquay who fishes with pots for crab, lobster and spider crab and also handlines for mackerel and Pollack.

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Sustainable fishing

Healthy Seas - Productive fisheries

Cornish fishermen respect our seas and increasingly are aware that healthy seas are vital for their future. Find out more about steps being made to improve sustainability.
Photo by Adrian Langdon

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Recommended fish currently in season

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mussel

Mussels

Mytilus edulis

Farmed

Hake by Sarah McCartney

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Gill Netting

mackerel by Sarah McCartney

Mackerel

Scomber scombrus

Handlining

spider crab by Sarah McCartney

Spider Crab

Maja squinado

Potting

Whiting by Marc Dando

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Handlining

Squid

Squid

Loligo vulgaris, Loligo forbesi

Handlining

Lobster Homard

Lobster

Hommarus gammarus

Potting

Pollack by Sarah McCartney

Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Demersal Trawl

Crab, Brown

Crab, Brown, Edible

Cancer pagurus

Potting

Haddock

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Demersal Trawl

Striped red mullet

Red mullet

Mullus surmuletus

Gill Netting

Megrim

Megrim

Lepidirhombus whiffogonia

Beam Trawling

Red Gurnard by Sarah McCartney

Red Gurnard

Aspitrigla cuculus

Gill Netting

Dab by Marc Dando

Dab

Limanda limada

Demersal Trawl

Carrageenan seaweed

Seaweed

various species

Hand Collection

Brill by Marc Dando

Brill

Scophthalmus rhombus

Gill Netting

Bib

Bib, or pouting

Trisopterus luscus

Beam Trawling

Velvet crab by Sarah McCartney

Velvet crab

Liocarcinus puber

Potting

Scallop by Sarah McCartney

Scallop

Pecten maximus

Diver Collected

Pacific oyster

Pacific oyster

Crassostrea gigas

Farmed

About Cornwall Good Seafood Guide

Cornwall’s fishing industry has never been so sustainable, and Cornish seafood is renowned for its quality and taste. This guide brings you all the information you need to choose high quality Cornish seafood, harvested with minimal impact on the marine environment. It has been developed using best available evidence and through partnership working with the fishing industry, processors and scientists to give comprehensive and clear advice on how and where to buy Good Cornish Seafood...

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What's New

Cornish Master Fish and Junior Master Fish 2016 sustainable seafood Recipe Competition launched!

Do you love coking with Cornish seafood? Enter our competition by sending us your favourite sustainable seafood recipe.

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Good Fish, Good For Business

Peter Fraser of Falmouth's favourite chippy, the Harbour Lights, talks about how only serving sustainable seafood has massively benefited his business and why he supports Cornwall Good Seafood Guide.

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Meet the Fisherman

Gary Rawle

Gary Rawle

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Gary Rawle is the owner of Westcountry Mussels. He farms mussels in the clean waters of St Austell bay. Mussel farming is a low impact sustainable farming method that produces the highest quality mussels. 

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