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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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Velvet crab by Sarah McCartney

Velvet crab

Necora puber

Method: Potting

mackerel by Sarah McCartney


Scomber scombrus

Method: Handlining



Molva molva

Method: Longlining

Sand Sole

Sand Sole

Pegusa lascaris

Method: Demersal Trawl

Queen Scallops, Seafish

Queen Scallop

Mimachalmys varia

Method: Sail and Oar



Engraulis encrasticolus

Method: Ring Netting

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Meet the Fisherman

Chris Ranger

Chris Ranger

Port: Mylor

Chris Ranger fishes for native oysters and queen scallops aboard his traditional oyster working boat the Alf Smythers. Fishing using oyster dredges the traditional way under sail and oar.  Chris is also a registered fish merchant supplying a wide range of purified local sustainable shellfish.

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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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