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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



Lophius piscatorius and L. budegassa

Method: Demersal Trawl


Bib, or pouting

Trisopterus luscus

Method: Beam Trawling

Scallop by Sarah McCartney


Pecten maximus



Molva molva

Method: Longlining

Pollack by Sarah McCartney


Pollachius pollachius

Method: Demersal Trawl

Slipper Limpet

Slipper limpet

Crepidula fornicata

Method: Sail and Oar

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Meet the Fisherman

Alan Dwan

Alan Dwan

Port: Newlyn

Alan Dwan is skipper of the Newlyn hake netter, the Ajax. They fish offshore and are at sea for trips of up to 5 days at a time.

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Joe Emmett

Joe Emmett

Port: Newquay

Joe Emmett fishes sustainably using pots to catch brown crab, spider crab and lobster, and handlines for mackerel and pollack from the North Cornish port of Newquay.


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