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Sustainable Cornish Seafood

We can all help our oceans by making well informed decisions when choosing seafood. Look for Cornish seafood labelled with our recommended symbol. Here are a few species from our recommended seafood list.

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Pacific oyster

Pacific oyster

Magallana gigas

Method: Farmed

Brill by Marc Dando


Scophthalmus rhombus

Method: Demersal Trawl



Mytilus edulis

Method: Farmed

Dab by Marc Dando


Limanda limada

Method: Demersal Trawl

Carrageenan seaweed


various species

Method: Hand Collection



Molva molva

Method: Longlining

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Meet the Fisherman

Bonnie Grace

James Roberts

Port: Newlyn

James fishes out at Mounts Bay using pots, gill nets and handlines. He has been around fishing, boats and harbours since he was 9 years old. He started full time when he left school and brought his first boat at 19.


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Leon Emmet

Leon Emmet

Port: Newquay

Leon Emmet is a young fisherman from Newquay who fishes from a small boat the Boy Chris SS276. Leon fishes sustainably using pots, handline and nets, learning the trade from his dad Joe who also has a fishing boat in Newquay harbour. Through their family owned company Newquay fish Leon and Emmets catch is sold direct to consumers and businesses around Cornwall, including some of the finest seafood restaurants. 

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