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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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Prawn

Prawns

Palaemon serratus

Method: Potting

Thornback ray

Thornback ray

Raja clavata

Method: Gill Netting

Scallop by Sarah McCartney

Scallop

Pecten maximus

Pacific oyster

Pacific oyster

Magallana gigas

Method: Hand Collection

White Monkfish

Monkfish, white

Lophius piscatorius

Method: Demersal Trawl

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Meet the Fisherman

Chris Blamey

Chris Blamey

Port: Mevagissey

Chris Blamey fishes from the harbour of Mevagissey aboard the wooden multipurpose fishing vessel Galwad Y Mor. Between July and January he fishes for Cornish Sardines, using a ring net. For the rest of the year he targets Pollack using wreck nets and travels much further afield. 

 

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Danny and Tommy Phillips

Danny and Tommy Phillips

Port: Cadgwith

Danny Phillips and his son Tommy fish from their boat “Scorpio” out of the rocky Cadgwith Cove. They target shellfish and bottom-dwelling fish using pots and tangle nets in the life-rich waters off the Lizard Point. In the winter they switch to using smaller gill nets to catch red mullet. 
 
 
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