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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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Slipper Limpet

Slipper limpet

Crepidula fornicata

Method: Sail and Oar

Lobster

Lobster

Hommarus gammarus

Method: Potting

Red Gurnard by Sarah McCartney

Red Gurnard

Aspitrigla cuculus

Method: Gill Netting

Cornish Sardine by Sarah McCartney

Cornish Sardine

Sardinus pilchardus

Method: Ring Netting

Haddock

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Method: Gill Netting

Megrim

Cornish Sole, Megrim

Lepidirhombus whiffogonia

Method: Demersal Trawl

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Meet the Fisherman

Luke Marshall, Rock Shellfish

Luke Marshall

Port: Porthilly Farm, Rock

Luke Marshall is a second generation shellfish farmer. From their base at Porthilly farm near Rock the Marshall family have been farming shellfish in the Camel estuary for over twenty years. Porthilly oysters and Rock Mussels are renowned for their quality and sustainablity and feature on menus across the county and further afeild.

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David Stevens, Crystal Sea

David Stevens

Port: Newlyn

David Stevens is skipper of the modern 20m trawler the Crystal sea. He fishes using a twin rig demersal trawl and has made numerous adaptations to the gear to improve its sustainability by reducing unwanted by catch. 

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