Full List of Recommended Species

Here is a full list of Species currently recommended by Cornwall Good Seafood Guide with their scores, updated October 2018

Please note that some species have seasonal recccomendations, refer to each fish page to find out details. 


Species

Fishing method

Score

Anchovy

Ring net

3

Bib Demersal Trawl 3
Bib Gill Net 3

Brill

Gill or fixed net

3

Brill

Demersal otter trawl

3

Brown Crab

Pot (south coast)

2

Brown Crab

Pot (north coast)

3

Brown Crab

Gill net (south coast)

3

Dab

Demersal trawl

3

Gurnard, Red

Gill net

3

Gurnard, Red

Demersal otter trawl

3

Haddock Demersal Otter Trawl 3
Haddock Gill net 3

Hake

Gill net (MSC accredited)

1

Hake

Demersal trawl

2

Ling Gill net  3
Ling  Demersal Trawl 3

Lobster

Pot inshore (within 6 mile)

3

Lobster

Pot (outside 6mile)

3

Mackerel Line caught          2
Mackerel Gill net          2

Megrim

Demersal otter trawl

3

Megrim Beam Trawl          3

Mussel

Farmed

1

Oyster, Pacific

Farmed

1

Oyster, Native

Sail and oar

1

Plaice Gill net 2
Plaice Dermersal Trawl 2
Plaice Beam Trawl 3
Prawns Pot          3
Pollack  Handline 3
Queen Scallop Sail and Oar

Red mullet

Set gill net

3

Red mullet

Demersal otter trawl

3

Sardine

Ring net

3

Scallop Diver Collected 3
Seaweed Hand Collected          3

Slipper limpet

Sail and oar

2

Sole, Dover sole

Beam trawl  -area VIIe (south Coast)

2

Sole, Dover sole

Gill or fixed net - area VIIe

2

Sole, Dover sole

Demersal otter trawl - area VIIe

2

Spider Crab

Pot

3

Squid

Demersal otter trawl

3

Squid

Jig/handline

3

Velvet crab

Pot caught

3

Whiting

Beam Trawl

3

Whiting

Demersal otter trawl                

2

Sand Sole Gill Net 3
Sand Sole Demersal Trawl 3