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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.

Why should we care

Velvet crab by Sarah McCartney

Velvet crab

Liocarcinus puber

Method: Potting

Slipper Limpet

Slipper limpet

Crepidula fornicata

Method: Sail and Oar

Plaice

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Method: Beam Trawling

Brill by Marc Dando

Brill

Scophthalmus rhombus

Method: Demersal Trawl

Crab, Brown

Crab, Brown, Edible

Cancer pagurus

Method: Potting

Haddock

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Method: Gill Netting

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Meet the Fisherman

Tim Vinnicombe

Tim Vinnicombe

Port: Mylor

Tim Vinnicombe has been fishing under sail and oar for oysters since he was 16 years old. Its a traditional fishery that has preseved this tough but satisfying way of life, as well as the stocks of oysters in the Fal.  

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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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News

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Incredible biodiversity on Fal oyster fishery, notes from a day out on the Fal Oyster Survey 2019

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